Even though the calendar says Spring, Mother Nature is still not cooperating. So, I am cooking and baking like it's Spring. Remember, Spring is a state of mind, in Chicago. Lemon is another wonderful flavor that speaks "Spring" to me. The bright sunny color of luscious lemons, gives any any recipe a ""pop" of flavor. I had blueberries in the freezer, and wanted to make these scones .Even though I didn't defrost the blueberries, and gently folded then in, they still bled a little bit. How do you keep your blueberries from bleeding through in your baked recipes.? They looked a little blue, when they came out of the oven, so I thought I would make a lemon glaze to put over them, dress them up a bit, and give them a little lemon zest as well. The lemon glaze goes so well with the blueberries, and now they actually look quite sunny, don't you think? They are the only sun, that we will be seeing for awhile, according to the weather station.
I got this recipe from Mary Beth Manfredini, the wife of Lou Manfredini, Mr. Fix-It. Lou gives home repair and maintenance information, as well as his wife's recipes, on NBC's today Show, and his weekly radio show on WGN Radio in Chicago.. The scones were so easy to make, and you could easily double the recipe. The scones are so soft and tender inside, they almost melt in your mouth. This a very versatile recipe and you could use almost any fresh or dried fruit, nuts, even Nutella:) I'll have to try the Nutella next!
Blueberry Scones Adapted from Mary Beth Manfredini
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Make about 9 medium size scones.
1 ½ cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
2/3 cup buttermilk, or sour milk
1/3 cup melted butter
2/3 cup blueberries (or whatever you want to put in - kids love chocolate chips)
Mix all ingredients together with a fork, until sticky. Drop by tablespoon on a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 8 minutes, or until lightly brown.
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. lemon juice and
1 Tbsp lemon zest
Lemon zest for garnish
Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice and zest in small bowl, Mix until well combined. Spread over scones, and garnish with glaze.
I am happy to report that the Bride finally found a dress, several days after went shopping with the Bride and her Mom. She wanted to go back to the first place she went to try on a dress again. It happened that the Bridal shop was having a trunk show that weekend, and a dress, that she had never seen before and fell in love with, came in early. It was pure fate. Now, the Bride found "The Dress".