Saturday, July 18, 2015

Blueberry-Lemon Scones

This blog post is sponsored by the color blue. First up, Blueberry-Lemon Scones.

Blueberry-Lemon Scones

Beautiful crumb, plenty of fresh blueberries, and a yummy, zingy drizzle. Zingy drizzle. Try saying that five times fast! While shoving a scone in your mouth!

This is the recipe that I chose. I doubled the sugar because I like a sweet scone. The recipe didn't call for any eggs, so the only ingredients I had to replace to make these vegan were the butter and the cream. No-brainer. For the cream I used a mixture of half coconut milk (full-fat stuff from a can) at room temperature and half So Delicious Coconut Milk. My scones only needed 3/4 cup of cream. The reason why I used room-temperature coconut milk is that sometimes the solid, fatty milk can be deceiving and it will make you think that your dough is not moist enough, when in fact it will soften in the oven and your scones will be too moist. Nobody likes a flat scone. Well, I'm sure *somebody* likes flat scones. Although I call those cookies.

The lemon icing is delicious! I thought I was going to want to leave a few scones un-drizzled, but the icing was so tasty that I went ahead and drizzled them all. I only made half of the icing and it was plenty for a light drizzle. I did double the butter for the icing and I'm not even sorry.




Today's backyard buddy is this young blue jay who is still working on growing his big-boy feathers. He's also working on his big-boy squawk, which right now sounds a bit like a squeaky toy. Keep practicing, buddy! (Check out those scruffy feathers!)

Young Bluejay

13 comments:

  1. LOVE. THIS. SCONE. RECIPE. Even better than the Tyler Florence one (more proof that you need your own Food Network show). Blueberry-lemon flavor combination = so refreshing.

    Adorable Blue Jay.

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  2. I don't know which looks sweeter - the yummy looking Bloob Scones or the adorable little tufty Blue Jay??

    What a cute little guy! He looks so inquisitive! "Hmm, do I want this nut, or does that nut down there look better? Decisions, decisions" You are so good at capturing really beautiful, interesting bird moments!

    And I can't see a scone now without thinking of a pin I saw on Pinterest last week: "Game of Scones - Breakfast is Coming" (which I loved, even though I pronounce scone differently. Rhymes with John ;P ).

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  3. Do you think they would maybe let me do my Food Network show if I hide behind the kitchen counter the whole time? I don't see why not! Do you? :P

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  4. That's exactly what he's doing! They usually pick up the biggest nut, then put it down and shove a few smaller things in their beak, and then pick up the big nut again and take off with it. They stash the biggest nuts in their hidey-holes.

    Game of Scones! Ha! :)

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  5. You could do a food network show in a different disguise each week like the Pink Panther! Thanks for the tip on the coconut milk and if I forget I will just call them big blueberry cookies :)

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  6. <3 <3 scones 5evr <3 <3 I wonder how they would do with maple syrup in lieu of suga? Beauts either way.

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  7. There's a thought! I like it. It would be like Halloween all year round. I'm pitching it to The Food Network! But first I need to procrastinate for a few decades.

    I learned the coconut milk thing the hard way. I was making some brownies and decided to use coconut milk instead of a regular almond or soy or oat milk. They turned out like a weird, dense chocolate cake. I ate it.

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  8. I'm not sure how they would do with maple syrup. I suppose I don't see why it wouldn't work as long as you reduce the amount of cream that goes in there? The dough probably wouldn't need much cream at all then, just a bit. Plus the maple syrup would make them extra tasty! Let me know how it goes if you try it! :)

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  9. I love this flavour combination, though I always find US scones amusing because they are not really like what I consider a scone. But I still enjoy eating them. Though I take mine unglazed. ;)

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  10. I knew I should have left some plain without the lemon icing! :)

    Do you say scone like John or scone like Joan?

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  11. I say it like John.
    Unless I am referring to the town in NSW, in which case I say it like Joan, because that is how you say that.

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  12. I did a little survey on Facebook (plus included the comments here on this post) and it looks like scone like Joan and scone like John are pretty much tied. Is it really silly that that amuses me? I don't care! :)

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  13. The correct pronunciation is scone like John.

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