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Easy & Delicious Lemon Glazed Blueberry Scone Recipe

dessert, RecipesLori Behle2 Comments

Blueberry scones with a lemon glaze are easy and delicious! A tried and true recipe to keep in your back pocket!

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Scones are one of those things that I decide to make when I am short on time, but want to look like I planned ahead and baked something yummy from scratch. 

I love scones because they are simple, like pie crust, but so delicious. I also love that I almost always have all of the ingredients I need to make scones - flour, butter, sugar, milk, and some sort of fruit... Really, they've become my go-to recipe because it only takes about ten minutes to put the ingredients together, and cleanup is really simple. They're just great, okay? 

Delicious blueberry scone recipe from boxwoodavenue.com

These scones were inspired by my friend Sarah. Lori and I planned to have her over for a birthday brunch, and we wanted to put together something savory and something sweet. Scones were the first thing that came to mind! 

I really had wanted to make blackberry scones, but our grocery store didn't have any, so we opted for blueberry. The best part of about scones is that you can mix and match your fruit/nuts/glaze to create unique flavors (or to simply use up whatever fruit you have in the fridge).

This morning we enjoyed these scones as we sat outside on my patio and enjoyed a glass of rosé and egg casserole while celebrating Sarah's birthday. I am always so grateful that even in this tiny town, I am somehow surrounded by so many incredible friends. 

Delicious blueberry scone recipe from boxwoodavenue.com

Can I use a milk substitute in scones? 

Scones are typically made using a heavy cream, truly the most delicious, and the most traditional way to make scones. However, if you are lactose intolerant, or simply don't keep cream on hand, regular milk will do. These scones can be made with milk, coconut milk, almond milk, or cashew milk. I bet rice milk would even work. 

For this recipe we used almond milk and they turned out delicious! 

We first tried this recipe using an entire cup of milk, but it was much too cake-like for us, we prefer the crumble of these scones with only 3/4 cup milk! 


Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze Recipe


Scones

  • 2 cups flour 
  • 1  stick butter (8 T)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 C blueberries
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup cream (regular milk or almond milk also works)
  • lemon zest from one lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

preheat oven to 400 F

Step 1: Prep the butter: use a sharp knife to cut butter into small sugar cube sized squares. Then, place the butter in the freezer for about 5 minutes. 

Step 2: While the butter is in the freezer, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium sized mixing bowl. 

Step 3: Remove butter from the freezer and add to the flour mixture. 

Step 4: Using a pastry blender (or your hands), break the mixture down until you have a coarse meal with pea sized butter bits. 

Step 5: Add blueberries and lemon zest - stir to combine. 

Step 6: Stir in cold cream/milk/almond milk until the mixtures becomes dough like. The dough should be crumbly, do not over-work.

Step 7:  If needed, coat your hands in flour. Break off tennis ball sized pieces from the dough and form into small disks. 

Step 8: Brush each scone with a touch of milk and sprinkle with a pinch of sugar. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • juice from the zested lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla

While the sones are baking, combing powdered sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla in a small mixing bowl. Stir until thoroughly incorporated. If the consistency is too thick, add a teaspoon of milk.

Drizzle the glaze over slightly cooled scones and enjoy!

Delicious blueberry scone recipe from boxwoodavenue.com

I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe! It is the perfect thing to make ahead and enjoy on Sunday morning. They are just as delicious the day after as they are right out of the oven!

Delicious blueberry scone recipe from boxwoodavenue.com

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Homemade Marshmallows and other Christmas Treat Recipes (that aren't cookies)

RecipesChloe | Boxwood Ave.6 Comments

A collection of delicious Christmas treats recipes for those that want to skip the classic Christmas cookie. Everything from marshmallows to toffee, these are the perfect homemade gifts!

10 Christmas Treats Recipes (feat. homemade marshmallows) | boxwoodavenue.com

Hello! Happy Monday, can you believe it's almost Christmas? I have been filling egg stamp orders like crazy and have not had much time to do anything else. However, this past weekend a few of my girlfriends and I got together for a cookie party! We started the tradition last year, and I am so glad we are continuing it! Instead of bringing cookies, I decided to bring homemade marshmallows and hotcoco. #rebel 

I've always wanted to make homemade marshmallows, but I have always been a bit intimated by them. When I started making these I realized just how easy they are to make. They require no baking, and they are 100% more delicious than the store bought version. Maybe 200%. 

These were truly so very easy to make, and although I stuck with a basic recipe, they would be very easy to adapt to make special. Try peppermint extract instead of vanilla, or add a bit of food coloring. Maybe dust with cocoa powder or add chocolate chips at the last minute! 

10 Christmas Treats Recipes (feat. homemade marshmallows) | boxwoodavenue.com
10 Christmas Treats Recipes (feat. homemade marshmallows) | boxwoodavenue.com

I am sharing this recipe with a few friends today - we are all sharing a Christmas treat recipe! I hope you enjoy taking a peek at everyone's recipe and find something delicious to make this holiday season! These treats are the perfect inexpensive, homemade holiday gift! Great for neighbors, teachers, and co-workers! Just head to the end of this post to see them all! I hope you have a beautiful week! 


homemade marshmalloWs


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water, divided into two 1/2 cups
  • 3 packets unflavored gelatin 
  • 1 tsp kosher salt (I used Maldon)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup 
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch 
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 
  • non-stick cooking spray

Recipe adapted from Ina Garten

Prep: Combine cornstarch and confectioners sugar in a small bowl. Spray a 13x9" dish with non-stick spray, then dust it with the cornstarch mixture. You will have some starch/sugar left over - save it to dust the top of the marshmallows. 

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl (I used my electric mixing bowl), combine gelatin and 1/2 cup cold water. Stir to dissolve the gelatin and allow to sit while you prepare the rest of the recipe. 

Step 2: Combine granulated sugar, salt, corn syrup, and the remaining 1/2 cup water in a saucepan. Over medium heat, stir the ingredients to dissolve the sugar. Once dissolved, turn the heat to high and bring to a boil - using a candy thermometer, closely monitor the temperature. 

Step 3: Whisk the mixture as it boils and keep a close eye on the temperature. As soon as it reaches 240 degrees F remove it from the heat. This takes about 15 minutes. 

Step 4: Slowly pour the syrup into the dissolved gelatin mixture. Use an electric mixer to whip the mixture for about 15 minutes. It will become light and fluffy...like marshmallows! 

Step 5: Once the mixture becomes marshmallow-like, add the vanilla and mix until combined.  

Step 6: Use a spatula to pour the marshmallow mix evenly into the prepared baking dish. Dust with remaining confectioners sugar mixture, and let the marshmallows sit overnight, uncovered. Once the mallows have dried out a bit, you can cut and dust with more confectioners sugar or sprinkles! 

Notes: We live in a dry environment, and I left mine out overnight, uncovered. They remained a bit sticky, and were tricky to cut. I think leaving them out longer would do the trick; however, I didn't mind the "stickiness" - they were delicious!!! Try dusting with more confectioners sugar so that they won't stick together if you plan on gifting these. 

Some have mentioned that the mallows were a bit hard to remove from the pan, if you have some handy, you can use parchment paper to line the dish! 


More Delicious Christmas Treats 

(that aren't cookies!)


nona's famous toffee • ella claire  |  peppermint fudge • zevy joy  |  donut hole tree • love grows wild  |  chocolate covered cherries • anderson + grant

 

gingerbread brownies • my sweet savannah  |  gingerbread tree cake • inspired by charm  |  peppermint truffles • maison de pax

classic peppermint bark • nina hendrick  |  peppermint s'mores • nest of posies  |  dark chocolate pretzel bark • finding home farm


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