Scones are one of those treats that I often forget about. I am well aware of how delicious they are, and that they are perfect for breakfast, but for some reason I always forget about them! However, when I do remember that scones exist, and just how buttery, tasty and flaky they are, boy oh boy are they all I can think about! These easy buttery blueberry scones are nothing short of just that…. buttery, full of layers, bursting with berries and very easily homemade! In my opinion, scones are best with blueberries and this recipe uses a ton of them!
Scones can totally seem intimidating at first. I mean, heck I was intimidated when coming up with this recipe. But, I was determined to make it easy and approachable! In reality, scones are super simple to bake, but there are a few key things to keep in mind. I’ve listed out a few tips below that will walk you through the most key pieces to keep in mind while making these scones. Follow those steps to make sure you’re left with the most perfect, buttery, layered blueberry scones!
Essential recipe tips (mostly about butter) for these Easy Buttery Blueberry Scones:
- Grate the butter! This is super important as it will create beautiful layers in the scones.
- Make sure you are working with cold butter! I know a lot of my recipes say to work with room temperature, but for scones its very important to use super cold butter. Similar to step one, this step helps to create really nice layers in these easy blueberry scones. After you have grated the cold butter, place it in the freezer to remain cold while preparing the remaining ingredients for the scones.
- Once you have made your scone dough, you must refrigerate it… this is super important! This keeps the scones from spreading too much as the butter re-solidifies in this step.
- While the turbinado sugar is completely optional, I highly recommend it! It adds the nice crunchy top to the scones, and a touch of added sweetness since the scone dough isn’t overly sweet.
What if I don’t want to use blueberries?
You can totally use other ingredients as your mix ins for this recipe! Make the scone dough as the directions outline, but instead of mixing in blueberries, add your desired mix-ins. I love chocolate chips, strawberries, walnuts, or some mix of any of those add ins.
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