Saturday, August 11, 2012

Orange Glazed Blueberry Scones




I do love blueberries, they don't grow in Utah but thanks to Costco I have blueberries. These scones were delicious, I had plenty of company to share them with. This recipe was give a full 5 stars by my eager testers.

Orange Glazed Blueberry Scones
2 cups four
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups blueberries
1/4 cup frozen butter--grated
3/4 cup buttermilk or cream--I used half buttermilk half cream
1 egg
 In a large bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add frozen butter that has just been grated. Mix with your fingers, you should have a nice mix of different size pieces. Or use a pastry blender.
In a small bowl mix together buttermilk and egg. Add liquid to dry mixture and gently mix. Add in blueberries and gently stir. The more you stir the tougher the scones. Gentle is the word.
Using a large Pampered Chef Scoop put scoops of batter on a parchment lined pan. Bake at 400 for about 18 minutes.


Orange Glaze
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups powdered sugar
zest and juice of 2 oranges
In a small saucepan mix all ingredients and simmer until sauce starts to thicken. Once thick stir well and brush or spoon on scones. This glaze should slightly harden.
I wanted to make an orange butter cream frosting--which would be yummy. The glaze added a fun dimension.
This recipe is adapted from Tyler Florence


16 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, those look good! I look forward to getting home to my own kitchen again soon.

Happy Sunday,
Lois

Sarah Carletti said...

These look gorgeous! I'd love if you could join me at THURSDAY FOOD FEST at http://www.theeaseoffreeze.com. I open Wed night at 7pm. Hope to see you!

Danelle said...

I love the idea of using a scoop to make scones. Definitely going to try that next time.

Debra Eliotseats said...

That orange glaze sounds yummy!

S Leetham Family said...

I love your recipes. I have made a few of them....and they tasted great. I was wondering if you have ever shared a zucchini bread recipe.

btw...I love your Mom. She played cards with us last Friday and it was fun.

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful insights of cooking and also your mom.

Deanna

Cakelaw said...

These are truly delicious looking scones Cindy - they'd be fab fresh out of the oven with a smear of butter.

Beth said...

Orange and blueberry - what a terrific flavor combination!

Lizzy Do said...

I plan to make scones next week...and will try using frozen grated butter! Yours look delish, Cindy!

Kayte said...

Oh, my those look lovely. I was thinking the same thing re Costco...Blueberries in the BIG box! Happy happy.

Jora said...

I used to make this recipe a lot. Thanks for reminding me about it!

Barbara Bakes said...

The orange glaze really makes these look scrumptious! I love Costco fruit too.

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh yum!! what a perfect combination of flavors!

Jenn said...

These sound so good along with everything else on here!

MommyonDemand said...

I love blueberry muffins! Thanks for sharing!

Krista Low said...

These look fabulous. I really like that you used orange instead of lemon. Changing it up a bit! :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

Amber Brady said...

I love scones! Orange & blueberry sounds great together too! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #10!

~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
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