Ohmygosh guys — I got so sconed the other day! Of course I’m referring to inhaling two giant, fluffy biscuit-muffin hybrids straight out of the oven. Word to the wise, biting into molten hot blueberries can be a wee bit painful. In fact they resemble lava. Angry, angry lava. Worth it!
optional: 1-2 extra tablespoons of milk to moisten dough before/during kneading
a pinch or two of orange zest
coarse turbinado or granulated sugar for sprinkling
In a large mixing bowl, stir together dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter. I don’t own one so I minced the chilled butter into small cubes and then cut into the flour mixture using a pair of sharp knives. Next, add your orange zest.
In a separate bowl, whisk together your egg, milk, yogurt and vanilla. Use a fork to move the flour mixture to the sides of the bowl, making a hole in the middle, then pour the egg mixture into the center. Stir until just moistened, then carefully fold/knead in blueberries. Some will remain whole and some may smush into oblivion, blueberries have a mind of their own. At this point the mixture will probably seems fairly dry, which is absolutely what we’re going for here! If needed, add a tablespoon of milk to moisten and knead for 3-4 strokes in the bowl. Grab a sheet of parchment paper and lightly sprinkle with flour to prevent sticking. Gently knead your dough until smooth, trying not to exceed 12-15 total strokes if possible. Shape into a 7 inch circle on your baking sheet and cut into wedges.
Glazing pre-baking will give you a crusty-crunchy-sweet outer layer to your scones. If you prefer them softer on top add the glaze after baking. Or you can go nuts and add some before and a little extra after. I might be guilty of the latter. Love it so.
And they are SO flipping fluffy:
Serve alongside fresh fruit and iced coffee…. this way when you impatiently bite into a fresh-from-the-oven scone you at least have a little relief from those lava-filled berries.
so… how were they!?
Cue the happy dance. They’re fantabulous. Sweet and refreshing with a crumbly crust and a fluffy, super-soft center…. Done deal! If you come over and do the dishes I’ll bake you some. You know you want to!