Saturday, September 25, 2010

Blackberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

I made these scones right before our "Big Move" so if the kitchen looks familiar, that is why.

I made these with the last of my North Carolina Wild Blackberries. I went through these photos and was I ever sad that for the first time in years, I have no blackberries just waiting for me in the freezer.

I'm going to have to go to the store and actually BUY blackberries! The horror!

In any case, I am finally getting around to posting this pictorial.


Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

In a small bowl, place 1 cup of frozen blackberries. Sprinkle them with 1 TB of flour, and set them back in the freezer, so you don't have mush.

Now, in a mixing bowl you need 2 cups and 2 TB flour, 1 Tb baking powder, 3 Tb sugar and 1/8 tsp salt.

Stir it all together.

Now you are going to take 6 TB of cold butter, and slice it up, and drop it into the bowl.

With a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour until there are no pieces of butter left larger than a pea. Here I was using the old-fashioned method of criss-crossing knives because my pastry blender had broke, and I couldn't find a new one in a store, ANYWHERE! (I have one now....bought it when we were on the road)

Next, you are going to measure out 1 cup of half & half.

And you are going to add to it, 1 Tb of vanilla.

Stir it in. Mmmm...that smells heavenly.

Pour the creamy mixture into the mixing bowl, and stir everything together until just mixed.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface.

Now you are going to pull the blackberries out of the freezer, and gently work them into the dough.

Pat the dough into a square shape, about 3/4 inch thick.

Using a knife, cut the square in half twice, making 4 smaller squares.

And cut each square in half diagonally.

Place the scones onto a baking stone/sheet.

Now you are going to take another half of a tablespoon of cold butter, and cut it into 8 little pieces.

Put a litte piece of butter on each scone.

Put them in the oven, and bake for 15-17 minutes or until the are a lovely golden color.

Take the scones and place them on a cooling rack that is over some foil, wax or parchment paper. You'll see why in a minute.

Now these scones are wunderbar!...but this is what puts them over the top.

You need 1 cup of powdered/confectioner's sugar.

and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice...

Using a whisk, combine the two until they are smooth.

Now, try not to swoon. Take a spoon, and drizzle the tangy loveliness all over the scones.

Oh heavens!

Now they are complete.


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