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Decadent Blueberry Scones with Lemon Zest and Sweet Frosting

Decadent Blueberry Scones with Lemon Zest and Sweet Frosting

Treat yourself to the perfect blend of sweet and tangy with these decadent blueberry scones, infused with fresh lemon zest and topped with a rich, creamy frosting. The soft texture and bursts of juicy blueberries make every bite simply irresistible.

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Why you'll love it: These scones offer a delicious combination of textures and flavors, from the crunchy turbinado sugar topping to the soft and chewy interior loaded with blueberries. The addition of lemon zest provides a refreshing tang that cuts through the sweetness, making this a treat you'll crave any time of day.

Perfect occasion: These scones are perfect for a luxurious breakfast, delicious afternoon tea or as a special treat at brunch. They are also perfect for wrapping as a homemade gift or sharing at community events.

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Decorating Tips: For an extra touch of elegance, lightly sprinkle powdered sugar over the frozen scones. You can also garnish them with a few bunches of fresh blueberries and lemon zest just before serving.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Turbinado sugar, for garnish

Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and lemon zest.
  3. Add the sugar and cold cubed butter. Use a cookie cutter or fork to mix the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Gently fold in the half and half until just combined, then carefully fold in the blueberries to avoid breaking them up.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, shape into a round disk and cut into quarters.
  6. Place the scones on a baking sheet, sprinkle with turbinado sugar and bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
  7. For the frosting, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract until smooth. Drizzle over cooled scones.

Enjoy these heavenly blueberry scones, perfect for making any occasion a little more special!

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