Wednesday, February 24

Say Good Morning to Glazed Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Cream Scones (Recipe)

Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Cream Scones

Nothing says "Good Morning!" on a dreary winter day quite as cheerfully as freshly baked, still warm, Glazed Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Cream Scones.

Meyer lemons, prized for their sweet-tart flavor and deep yellow, thin rinds, add brightness to otherwise ho-hum cream scones. And just because it's winter time, doesn't mean you shouldn't enjoy blueberries. Unthawed frozen blueberries (or raspberries) work beautifully in baked goods, like these scones. Be careful though -- once you take a bite, you may get fooled into thinking summer is just around the corner.

Glazed Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Cream Scones
Makes 8 large or 10-12 small scones
Print recipe only here.

Note: If you can't find Meyer lemons, then substitute regular lemons. 

Scones:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
2 large eggs
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon Meyer lemon zest
2 teaspoons Meyer lemon juice
2/3 cup unthawed frozen blueberries

Egg Wash:
1 egg, lightly beaten OR 1 egg mixed with 1 teaspoon milk, lightly beaten

Glaze:
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon Meyer lemon zest (1/2 teaspoon if you'd like a less pronounced lemon flavor)
2 teaspoons Meyer lemon juice
a few drops of milk as needed 

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place oven racks in top and bottom thirds of the oven. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and stir.

3. Cut the butter into small pieces, and add to the flour mixture. Mix with a pastry blender or fork, until a coarse meal forms with tiny pea-sized butter pieces.

4. Whisk eggs and heavy cream in a small bowl. Stir in zest and juice. Add to the flour and butter mixture. Begin to gently mix with a spatula. Add the blueberries. Mix until just combined. (It's OK if a few berries bleed.) Do not over mix, or the dough will become leaden.

5. Using a floured surface, shape the dough into 1 large or 2 small disks, about 1/2-inch thick. With a wet knife (to make slicing easier) cut the dough into triangular shaped scones. Place scones on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Brush scones with egg wash.

7. Bake scones for 15 minutes, rotating pans mid-way through, or until puffed and golden; transfer to a rack to cool. Cool completely before glazing.

8. For the glaze: Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. The glaze should cling to the back of a spoon. For easy clean up, place a sheet of parchment paper underneath the wire rack before glazing the scones. Drizzle glaze over scones. Cool completely until the glaze hardens.

Here are more baked goods recipes that will brighten your morning:
Kiwi and Coconut Muffins
Orange, Walnut, and Chocolate Chip Muffins
Apricot, Ginger, and White Chocolate Scones
Banana, Coconut, and Medjool Date Bread

You might also enjoy these scones:
Pistachio and Date Scones recipe at EatMakeRead
Carrot Walnut Scones recipe at Not Eating Out in New York
Maple Oatmeal Scones recipe at The Way The Cookie Crumbles
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Scones recipe at Mingling of Tastes

33 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great way to start the day!

Cheers,

Rosa

Maria said...

Susan-these look heavenly. Lemon and blueberry are my favorite and I am sure the cream adds the perfect amount of sweetness!

Caroline said...

That IS a good way to start any morning. I'm sure the zing of the Meyer lemon is a way to wake up the tastebuds.

Sean said...

There's such a good deal on meyer lemons right now! Not sure if I could handle eating these right now though because it's freaking snowing in GA. Def not summer

Rambling Tart said...

I would HAPPILY say good morning to these babies! YUM! :-)

Rose&Thorn said...

Oh that sure does say Good morning, but not in my house - I could never get up that early enough to have this on the breakfast table - maybe Saturday brunch, that would do the trick:)

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Meyer lemons aren't all that easy to come by here in Rhode Island, or when you can find them, they're expensive. However, on my last trip to Costco I found a box of 12 Meyer lemons at an affordable price. My husband made a few batches of lemon curd, and we stored leftover lemons in the fridge for a few days before making a salmon glaze with them. Next batch goes to these scones -- they look delicious.

Peter M said...

Well hello! The scones, the old world plates, love it all. What time is tea, m'lady?

The Food Hunter said...

I'd like to wake up to those!

lisaiscooking said...

These scones look fantastic! a. I love scones, b. lemon and blueberry are also good friends of mine, c. these are perfect.

diva said...

mmm i wish i could wake up to that for brekkie tmr! I haven't had a scone (and one that looked this good) for proper ages! x

Soma said...

Those are pieces of heaven! O how I love them. I would like them with my afternoon coffee too.

Andrea Meyers said...

Gorgeous! Scones are my favorite baked breakfast food, and the thought of blueberries has me longing for some.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

rosa-I can tell you it really is!

maria-Then you'll love these!

caroline-Tingling and zesty!

sean-Snowing in GA? Good grief.

ramblingtart-Good morning! :)

rose-They're perfect for brunch.

lydia-I have had "make lemon curd" on my list of things to do for over a year now! I've got to do it. I love it.

peter-Why, whatever time is convenient for you, m'lord. ;)

foodhunter-I know!

lisa-Then these babies are for you.

diva-Then this came just in time. :)

soma-Ah, yes, the perfect afternoon snack.

andrea-It's easy to long for baked goods with blueberries, isn't it?

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Hey, haven't been around for a while... life got so busy that can't even find time to check my favourite blogs :( How are you doing Susan?

Today I got strange alert from Google about link from this site: http://www.goodfoodrecipes.net/europe-christmas-cookies-from-around-the-world-2007.html
It looks like they are pulling article from your site...

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Forgot to tell you that those scones look delicious, you made me hungry :) I don't have scones but I will have a croissant with yogurt...

przepisy said...

Great recipe!!! I love it:)

Bellini Valli said...

I am ready for summer so brng on the scones:D

Kevin said...

I've got the lemons, maybe I'll make a blueberry tun.

The Teacher Cooks said...

I think the combination of lemon and blueberry is fantastic. I have use them in muffins, but never in scones. I want to try this out!

Tasty Eats At Home said...

I'm about to start a fit, toddler-style. I want Meyer lemons! Everywhere I look, someone's blogging about Meyer lemons! Where's mine??? Seriously though, these sound amazing. I would love them. For breakfast, for lunch, right this second...

Eve Fox said...

mmmm, these look delicious!

Table Talk said...

I love making something like this when someone comes to visit--looks so pretty on your blue plate!

Karen said...

I haven't had scones in ages. Love the combination of lemon & blueberries in these... perfect with a cup of coffee :)

cookingisfun said...

Hi Susan, How do I make these healthy? can I simply substitute whole wheat for all purpose flour?

Anonymous said...

Why thawed blueberries- aren't they mushy?? Would you drain them first?

They sound delicious!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

margot-It's great to hear from you too. Thanks for the heads up.:) A croissant and yogurt sounds lovely to me.

przepiy-Thank you!

val-Bring it on indeed!

kevin-A blueberry tun? Huh?

teachercooks-Then you'll love these scones.

tastyeatsathome-I'm spoiled because they're grown here in CA. Although most Trader Joe's sell them if you have one near you.

eve-Thanks!

tabletalk-I love that blue plate too. :)

karen-Then you read this at just the right time. :)

cookingisfun-I would suggest half all-purpose and half wheat.

anonymous- Look again. I wrote "unthawed." :)

Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie said...

Those look SO good!!!

Amy said...

Lemon and blueberry is a favorite combination of mine. These look delicious!

Ashley said...

I still don't think I've tried meyer lemon yet...and these look simply divine! I'll have to keep my eyes out at the store to see if I can scoop some up!

féenoménale said...

Oh ! I like scones and those are very tasty with blueberry and cream ...
Lively the sweetmeat

sunita said...

What gorgeous scones, would love waking up to them :-)

Btw, i agree with Margot, I've seen that site too and was a bit confused at first, as I thought you had changed the name of your blog :-(

heidi pomeroy said...

I made these scones over the weekend, baked half of the batch right away and put the other pre-cut, egg washed scone dough in the freezer. I just baked the frozen scones this morning with the same remarkable results - these are phenomenal scones! Freezing the raw dough makes it easy to have freshly baked scones with little effort anytime! Bake @ 375 for 25-30 minutes. Thanks for another dynamite recipe!

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