Tea Time Blueberry Scones

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Tea Time Blueberry Scones, are plump with fresh blueberries, in a buttery oat dough and lemon scented glaze for an afternoon tea or ladies gathering.  

Tea Time Blueberry Scones
Tea Time Blueberry Scones

Tea Time Gatherings

Come join my sister and me as we experiment with ways we can gather for afternoon tea, when the ‘times’ challenge us not to get too close.

We planned to enjoy tea and blueberry scones on the veranda, 10 feet apart, and yet still laugh, sip and be sisters.

You Can’t Have Tea Time?

There are times in life when we can’t spend time with those we love for a variety of reasons, but a few years ago, that reason had nothing to do with time or distance.

I’m sure we each found ways around the obstacles and still created safe ways to have tea with a friend or loved one. I know I was eager to find ways around the obstacles, and on this day, this special day, Mother’s Day 2020, I did!

Us Gals Always Find A Way To Gather For Tea
Us Gals Always Find A Way To Gather For Tea

Friends Gather For Tea And Scones

Can you believe that exactly seven months before this day, the first Mother’s Day I’ve ever known, with such obstacles, I gathered with friends for tea and scones?

It was my birthday and all of my sisters gathered to share my birthday with me.

Some live close, some far but we love a good ‘high tea’ spread with lots of proper nibbles. Often, I am the one preparing tea sandwiches, pretty breads or cookies for a tea gathering but I delighted in having someone else prepare for me.

Tea Gathering With Sisters
Tea Gathering With Sisters

Homemade Scones

What is a scone, you ask? They aren’t a treat I grew up with, but once I had my first, I knew I had to have them in as many varieties as I could create.

A scone is a baked good, usually made of wheat flour or oat flour, kind-of like a biscuit in that it is risen with baking powder.

While cream and/or butter is the luscious fat used in baking scones, they lend themselves to be both sweet or savory.

It’s my thought, that what makes homemade scones superior to all others, is that they are best hot out of the oven, while the flavors are their most intense.

Mother’s Day Tea

Blueberry Scones

Blueberry scones are the perfect fruit for making a Mother’s Day scone since most fruits are not yet in season.

In some areas, strawberries may be ready for picking but blueberries are what I chose, because a blueberry remains plump and juicy when baked.

Often, I find strawberries or other berries wilt under the heat and the juices escape.

The Tranquility Of Pouring Tea

Preparing Blueberry Scones

The lovely aspect of scones is that they can be prepped in advance and then popped into the oven 30-minutes before serving, so they can be enjoyed warm.

Although scones are mixed much the same as muffins or cakes, in that a simple blend of wet and dry ingredients forms a batter, scones are a bit different.

Since there is a fair amount of butter in scones, the dough needs to be blended together more like a cookie dough, left to rest a little, then baked.

What To Serve With Tea Time Blueberry Scones?

Undoubtedly, if you’re British, you will serve the scones with clotted cream, a lovely thick cream unlike anything we have here in America.

However, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt or chèvre goat cheese is nice with the warm scones, or simply more fresh berries and a cup of hot tea!

Of course the one thing you will want to be sure to enjoy with scones, is Tea! Indulge in buying a few pretty teapots, and make a special occasion out of serving tea and scones!

Teapots
Teapots

Ingredients Needed

  • Flour
  • Oats
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Plain yogurt
  • Lemon juice and zest
  • Butter
  • Blueberries
  • Confection sugar
Blueberry Scone Ingredients
Blueberry Scone Ingredients

Equipment Needed

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Basting brush
  • Knife
  • Oven
Scones Are Hand Shaped and Ready for Baking
Scones Are Hand Shaped and Ready for Baking

Tea Time Blueberry Scones

Recipe by rdaumitCourse: BreadCuisine: High TeaDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings

Easy to make lemon scented blueberry scones with lemon glaze for a leisurely afternoon tea time. 

Ingredients

  • SCONES

  • Flour – 1 3/4 cup

  • Oats – 1 cup

  • Baking powder – 1 tbsp

  • Salt – 1/2 tsp

  • Sugar – 1/4 cup

  • Egg – 1

  • Plain yogurt – 1/3 cup

  • Lemon zest – 1 tsp

  • Butter – 8 oz, softened

  • Blueberries – 1/2 cup

  • LEMON GLAZE

  • Confection sugar – 1/3 cup

  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp

  • Lemon zest – 1 tsp

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450.
  • In a large bowl, using a hand mixer add the flour, oats, baking powder, sugar and salt and blend.
  • Add the softened butter and mix until well incorporated.
  • In a small separate bowl, mix the yogurt, egg and lemon zest until well blended. Mix it into the flour/butter mixture and add blueberries. (Blueberries will break up into the batter so it’s nice to set aside a few who berries to fold in just before baking.
  • Transfer the batter out onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and shape it into an 8-9 inch disk. Cut into 8 slices.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until slightly golden.
  • While the scones are baking, whisk together the lemon glaze. While the scones are hot out of the oven, brush the glaze across or gently pour.
  • Enjoy with clotted cream, cottage cheese, chèvre or simply more fresh blueberries.
Tea Time Blueberry and Oat Scones
Tea Time Blueberry and Oat Scones
 

My Muffin Madness

 

In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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