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.
Now they are complete.
Printable Version: Blackberry Scones with Lemon Glaze