Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Blueberry Scones With Lemon Glaze and Mr. Fix-It

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.

Lemon Glaze
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.

Dress Update:
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".


  1. I think I'd like to be sitting down with one (or 2) of these this afternoon with my tea. Mmmm

  2. I always enjoy dropping by for a visit Becky! These scones are delightful, versatile and ohhh so easy to make. I'm taken by the luscious dollop of cream atop the very blueberry scones. The sprinkle of zest is the sparkly golden crown. Beautiful!

  3. I was just browsing through blogs to find a delicious yet simple sweet to make and I think I just found it! I can almost smell the blueberry-lemony fragrance tingeling my nose inviting me to bite into one of your scones! Thank you for sharing becky and have a wonderful evening :)

  4. Katrina-These scones are very good, especially with tea.

    Brooks-Thank you for your comments and support. I really appreciate them.

    Mateja- These scones are so easy to make, and so good. You could use chocolate chips, any kind of dried or fresh fruit-so versatile. Let me know how they turn out, if you make them.

  5. Hi becky thank you so much for your comment. These scones are near and dear to my heart, I am a huge fan of these and especially blueberry, yours look amazing love the frosting as well.. I am glad you commented as I tried to friend you on Foodbuzz and it didn't go through.. can you check that, I couldnt find you. I am going to stroll through your recipes as this site is just amazing and your cooking with love here thats what its all about ... thanks again Claudia

  6. just found your site on foodbuzz. looks great and I love a good blueberry scone, yum!!

  7. I love blueberry scones and your lemon glaze with them looks delicious. This is indeed a very spring like treat :o)

  8. Elizabeth- Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you back again!

    Susi- Thank you for your kind words!

  9. congrats Becky! loved the scones, sure look sumptuous and delicious...nice clicks

  10. Lovely scones! What a delicious combination.

  11. I love scones and your blueberry scones sound so good. would love few with my tea in the morning.
    thanks for sharing Becky

  12. A lovely combination of citrus flavor glaze with bluberry scones! Scrumptious for sure!

  13. Thank you all for the wonderful comments. I certainly appreciate them:) Happy Friday everybody!

  14. I love blueberries and lemon together. Your scones look amazing, I love the lemon glaze on them. I wish I had these for breakfast instead! :)

  15. Hi Becky! Oh the lemon glaze looks so perfect. What a simple yet satisfying recipe. Thank you for sharing it with me. And thank you for all your means more to me than I can express. What a week it has been!

  16. How did I miss this recipe? You know me and my scone love! I'm copying this down now and can't wait to make it.

    As far as your question: Cubbies all the way.

    Though the Sox farm team is located here and the Sox were just here playing them (and lost).


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