Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Scones

We are always on the look out for delicious breakfast ideas.  Mostly because breakfast really is our families favorite meal of the day.  We typically like a good savory breakfast including eggs because we've got ALL the chickens.

Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Scones
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    We typically try to add some type of yummy and filling carb with the meal like a biscuit or muffin.  But when I have time to bake, I'll make us some yummy scones.

    Over the years we've created a pretty good base for the scone and can add any type of fruit or savory topping.  This particular recipe was put together to use our freeze dried blueberries.  It works out really well.

    This Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Scone recipe makes moist, light and fluffy scones with a subtle hint of lemon and plenty of delicious blueberries. The buttermilk gives them a unique flavor and cuts through the sweet. They're perfect for breakfast or brunch, and a great snack any time of day!

    Blueberry Buttermilk Scones

    What is a scone? 

    Scones are a type of quick bread, similar in texture to a biscuit but usually larger and shaped into wedges or triangles. Traditionally prepared with baking powder, they are often made with raisins, currants, cheese, dates or other dried fruits and flavored with spices such as nutmeg or cinnamon.

    buttermilk scones

    Is a scone a cake or biscuit?

    Scones are often confused with biscuits and cakes, but are actually quite different. Unlike a cake or biscuit, which is typically made from a creamed sugar-butter mixture and beaten eggs, scones are usually made from flour, butter or shortening and a liquid (usually milk or buttermilk). They can also be made with savory ingredients such as cheese, chives and onions.

    How to Make Scones Video

    Scone Making:  Best Practices

    To make the best scones, you want to start with COLD ingredients like cold butter and buttermilk.  For this recipe, use a cheese grater to grate the cold butter.  I used my KitchenAid Grater but a regular kitchen grater will work.

    Once it is grated, I place it in the freezer until I'm ready to use.

    Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Scones

    Once the dough is ready, roll it out into a nice square.  And fold it like and letter.

    Blueberry Buttermilk Scones

    Fold it again from side to side, so it resembles more of a small square or ball.  Wrap it up and put it back into the fridge for about 5-10 minutes.

    Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Scones

    Pull it back out the fridge and roll it into a rectangle.  Add your toppings and push them slightly into the dough.

    buttermilk scones

    Fold it like a letter one more time and then cut the scone into 4 square pieces.  Cut those squares into triangles and place them on the baking sheet.

    Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Scones

    Once on the baking sheet, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.  Pop the pan into the oven.

    Blueberry Buttermilk Scones

    These scones will come out so fluffy and flavorful, it will be hard to stop at eating just one.
    Make breakfast extra special with the Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Scones recipe.

    Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Scone Recipe


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