Friday, February 28, 2014

Blueberry scones

Winter still has us in its grip!

 Last week we had a bit of a warm up.
The temperatures went above freezing for a day or so.

The snow began to melt,
but the ground underneath is still froze.
We had a lot of running water with no place to go.

Then it got cold again!
Everything froze.

What a mess!

Getting anything else moved from the farmhouse is now on hold!



The roads are treacherous!


More snow predicted for this weekend!






I finally found some time to bake.

Nothing to complicated.

I passed by some blueberries on sale the other day.



The little man, and the pipeliner
love to have them in pancakes.

But I thought some blueberry scones would taste great with a steaming hot cup of coffee.

This is such a simple recipe!


7 ingredients,
one bowl,


and one baking sheet.


One tastey, blueberry filled scone!



Blueberry Scones

2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 grated nutmeg
1 cup blueberries
1 1/2 cup whipping cream

Preheat oven to 425 F.

In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and nutmeg.
Toss blueberries with the flour mixture.
Stir whipping cream into the flour mixture just until moistened.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface.
Gently lift and fold dough four or five times, making a quarter turn between each fold.
Place dough on parchment lined baking sheet.
Form dough into a 7 to 8 inch square, 1 inch thick.
Using a floured cutter score dough into 12 pieces, not cutting the dough all the way through.
Bake in upper half of oven, 17-20 minutes.

I love mine drizzled with a touch of honey!

Have a great weekend!

Fingers crossed I get a date night in before the snow falls!

Liz











31 comments:

  1. These look delicious!!! Would you believe that I have never made scones before?! But after your post I feel inspired to try!!! And this weather is so tricky with the melting and freezing. Hard on our sump pump and underground pipes! I hope you get that date night... Stay warm...I think you guys are in for a bit more snow than us....I'm hearing ridiculous amounts so stay safe!!! Thanks for the recipe friend!!! Nicole xoxo

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    1. My son had to buy a new sump pump in his house. Glad it went bad before things got really wild around here! I love scones, but the rest of my family doesn't. Not enough of a sweet treat for them. lol..Have a great Sunday!!

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  2. Weather is the same here, last week all good and tons of melting snow everywhere, but now it's back to -20C and all frozen solid again. Gosh this is a long winter! Scones sound like the perfect fix for a quick baking treat. Thanks for sharing your recipe ... I even have some blueberries sitting all bored in the fridge ;) Have a great weekend! Wendy x

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    1. This time of year always seems to be a muddy mess, but this is just beyond ridiculous! This is why I love this recipe, its quick! Thanks for dropping by and stay warm!!

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  3. That recipe looks delicious, and I love the one bowl with it. We too have had snow, then flooding, and now more snow. Stay warm.

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    1. Simple recipe. Sometimes I make it with cranberries and cinnamon. I know your winter has been horrid too. Spring will seem so sweet this year. (if it ever gets here!)

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  4. These sound and look delicious!

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    1. They were tastey!! I think I may have ate too many! lol...

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  5. Those look absolutely scrumptious! And your roads look terrible. Our snow and ice has almost all melted. However, we are supposed to get 6-12 inches this weekend, or so I've heard.

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    1. Oh boy I sure hope you don't get that much!! Its snowing here now. YUCK!!

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  6. Our weather is kind of the same as yours! Looking forward to long walks in warm weather, standing out in the garden and feeling the warmth of the sun on my bare arms. Your scones look delicious, Liz! I grow blueberries and last year was a banner year for them. However, I don't have any left - we ate them all (and the birds helped themselves to the berries as well). :)

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    1. Oh I am so jealous that you grow your own blueberries! We love them around here! I can't wait to get my hands dirty in the garden either! Think spring, think spring! lol...

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  7. We are getting a taste of spring. And thank goodness, I was so done with winter. I have some blueberries in the freezer, these will be great for Easter breakfast.

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    1. My hubby brought me a little taste of spring last week, a lily in full bloom! Fresh flowers sure felt good!

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  8. These look delicious! I love blueberries. I hope you get your date night in.

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    1. We love blueberries around here too! Sadly the snow came in before date night started.

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  9. Those look so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe. What a mess. This has been one strange winter.

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    1. It sure has been a strange and longgggg one!

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    1. They were good!! I should make them more!

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  11. They look yummy!! Hope your weather improves. Ours was similar a week or so ago but, thankfully, it's gotten better.

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    1. They were good! I think I ate too many! lol...

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  12. I shouldn't whine and complain sounds like you have a winter blitz going on too!

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    1. Oh whine and complain, this winter deserves it! lol...

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  13. I may have to try your blueberry scone recipe . . . I have plenty of frozen blueberries!

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    1. It is also good using cranberries too! Sadly I used up my blueberry supply too early.

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  14. Nothing beats the winter blues like baked goods. Looks yummy! Stay safe and warm, Liz!

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    1. By the numbers on my scale I have had a lot of the winter blues! lol...

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  15. Ooooh and I just picked up some blueberries yesterday! Yummm! Our winter hasn't been quite as bad as yours, but, I'm ready for spring.

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    1. This winter sure has been a long and frigid one! Sure am ready for the spring thaw!

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