This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shamrock Farms. The opinions and text are all mine.
These Lemon Blueberry Scones are so delicious with the perfect amount of sweet. The secret ingredient of sour cream makes them extra moist and tender.
Scones are one of those things that I’ve always wanted to make, but have been too scared to even try and attempt. I’ve always thought scones were such a lovely baked good. And that may have been where my feeling of defeat came from.
I wasn’t sure if I could make 1.) as beautiful a scone as I wanted and 2.) one that would taste good. I’ve have some scones in the past that were a bit dry, and I didn’t want that outcome.
Scones are generally on the dry side because a classic scone is meant to be slathered in cream and jam. But I decided I wanted to make a scone that was not so dry and a bit more sweet. Just in case there wasn’t any cream or jam around when you wanted to eat them.
Adding a bit of sour cream to the mix, made these lemon blueberry scones not only a bit more moist but a lot more tender as well. These scones were a big hit with everyone who tried them.
Why Add Sour Cream To Scones
Sour Cream is sometimes added to baked goods to help add moisture. It can be used in place of some of the liquid called out for in a recipe. And due to the fact that scones can sometimes be dry, I knew I wanted to add some sour cream to this recipe.
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I not only decided to add Shamrock Farms sour cream to my scone dough recipe, I also added it to the glaze. Yep. These scones are glazed. Like I said, I wanted these scones to be on the sweeter side. And the sour cream in the glaze helped keep them sweet, but not too sweet.
Lemon Blueberry Scones
- 2 cups flour
- 3 TBL sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 TBL lemon zest
- 1/2 cup Shamrock Farms sour cream
- 1/8-1/4 cup Shamrock Farms heavy cream
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to a medium bowl.
- Cut butter into small cubes and add to bowl.
- Use pastry cutter or 2 knives to cut butter into dry ingredients, until butter starts looking pea size.
- Add sour cream to bowl and start mixing with gently by hand.
- Add 1/8 cup heavy cream and mix ingredients until they come together and mixture is not so crumbly and dry. If dough is still crumbly, add a little more cream at a time until it comes together. (no more than 1/4 cup)
- Gently fold in blueberries. They will add a bit more moisture to the dough and some will get crushed while mixing. This is ok.
- Divide dough into 2 pieces for larger scones, or 3 pieces for smaller scones.
- Take one of the halves of dough and roll onto floured surface.
- Using your hands, pat down into a circle shape that is about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thick.
- Cut circle into 6 even pie shaped pieces.
- Place scones on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes. Until just barely golden brown.
- While scones are baking, mix up glaze.
- In a small bowl, mix together sour cream, lemon juice and lemon zest.
- Add powdered sugar and whisk all together.
- Spoon over warm scones, covering the entire top and let run over the edge.
These scones can be cut into triangles, cut out with a biscuit cutter and be round, or just drop them by the spoonful onto your baking sheet. The point is, anyway you cut them, they are going to be delicious.
I’m glad I decided to give scones a try. I was really happy with the flavor of these lemon blueberry scones. They may not have looked as beautiful as some I’ve seen, but I’ll sacrifice looks over flavor any day!
Don’t love blueberries? Add another one of your favorite berries. The base recipe for these scones, with the added sour cream, is going to be delicious no matter what extras you decide to add.
So if you’re not a blueberry fan, what would you add to your scones?