BLUEBERRY SCONES

I made these scones for Christmas morning – tradition in my house is to sit in front of the tree with coffee, scones and sweet bread, open presents and just enjoy!

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 Tbls suger, plus more for sprinkling tops

1 Tbls baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

6 Tbls of unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces( I only had regular salted butter – worked fine)

1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries( I used frozen) – rinsed

White chocolate pieces – as many as you think you need (optional – chocolate chips were not in the recipe but I added them and the scones were delicious!)

1 tsp lemon zest (grated)

1/3 cup heavy cream, plus more to brush tops

2 large eggs lightly beaten

Adjust rack to centre of oven – heat to 400 degrees

In a large bowl sift together flour, 3 tbsp of sugar(I added 5 tbsp sugar), baking powder and salt.  Using a pastry blender cut in butter until the larges pieces are the size of small peas.

Stir in blueberries,zest and white chocolate chips(if using).

Whisk together cream and egg in a separate bowl.

Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and pour in cream mixture.

Stir until dough comes together (At this point I added extra flour as the dough is a little too moist)

Turn out on floured bowl and knead a few times  – pat dough into a 6 inch square about 1 1/4 inches thick.

Using a floured knife – cut into three inch squares.

Cut squares in half on the diagonal to form eight triangles.

Transfer to baking sheet – brush tops with cream and sprinkle more sugar.

Bake until golden brown – 20 t0 22 minutes

Transfer scones form baking sheet to wire rack.

Voila – Enjoy!

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