8.23.2011

Tried & True Tuesday: Blueberry Oat Scones

.  Can you believe what time of year it is already?  August.  Which means that Fall is right around the corner [or maybe it's already here, who knows].  A part of me is a little sad about this thought, where did the freakin' summer go?  I haven't had enough time to try out all of the seasonal fruit recipes I have bookmarked!

But then I think about the Fall.  And Fall to me means pumpkin, apples, and spices galore!  And I have quite a number of fabulous Fall recipes that I can't wait to share.  Okay, I guess I'm not that sad.

However, I feel like summer needs to be ushered out the door rather slowly.  I really do love summer fruits and creating wonderful fruity baked goods, so a post or two more of fruit desserts seemed appropriate [let's see how many times I can include 'fruit' in a sentence].

For this Tried & True post, I decided on the Blueberry Oat Scones I made a while back when my relatives were in town.  They were supposed to be a breakfast item, but the moment these lovelies came out of the oven my uncle and cousin were swipin' on some butter and fully enjoying a late night snack.

These truly are a wonderful.  They're delicate and slightly crumbly.  The majority of the flavor comes from the juicy blueberries and a little crunch comes from a sprinkling of oats and sugar.  I will warn you that these are very light in a flavor, more of a true scone (i.e., not extremely sweet).  Probably why I would prefer these more at breakfast time.  But delicious nonetheless .

My Notes:
  • You can switch out the blueberries for any type of berry available.  I've made these with raspberries as well and they were fantastic!
  • If you don't have a food processor, cut in the butter with a pastry blender or rub the mixture in between your fingers.
  • The scones spread quite a bit while baking (as you can see, they're large!), so make sure to space the scones out on the baking sheets accordingly.

Blueberry Oat Scones


Ingredients:
3 c. all purpose flour
1/3 c. packed golden brown sugar
1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. baking powder
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
11 tbsp. unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 c. plus 3 tbsp. old fashioned oats
1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
1-3/4 c. half & half, chilled
1 tsp. vanilla extract
5 tsp. raw sugar (turbinado or demerara sugar)

Directions:
  1. Heat oven to 350F.  Position one rack on top third and one rack on bottom third of oven.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in food processor; blend for 5 seconds.  Add butter.  Pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Transfer mixture to large bowl.  Add 1 cup of old fashioned oats and blueberries.  Gently stir to blend evenly.
  3. Stir half & half and vanilla extract in small bowl.  Gradually add to flour mixture, tossing until dough just comes together (dough will be very moist).
  4. Using 1/2 cup measuring cup, drop dough in mounds onto baking sheets, spacing 3 inches apart.  Sprinkle tops with remaining 3 tablespoons oats and raw sugar.
  5. Bake 15 minutes.  Reverse sheets and bake an additional 12 minutes or until scones are golden and toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.
Yield: 1 dozen scones

15 comments:

  1. These do look healthy and hearty-yum! I wish I had a few this morning. Nice that these are light enough to put butter on them. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This is a great recipe, filled wth wholesome ingredients. They look fabulous! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  3. @Tina Well I don't want to steer you wrong, I'm not sure if they're 'healthy' per se, but they for sure taste light enough that we can think that! ;)

    @Miriam Thanks so much and thanks for stopping by!

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  4. LOVE scones, especially with blueberries. These definitely look healthier than the ones on my blog ;-) I had a biscotti for breakfast (!) but wish I'd had one of these!
    http://thebiggreenbowl.blogspot.com

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  5. What a great recipe. Thanks for sharing at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back next week and join me for another party full of awesome recipes!
    I hope to see you there!

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  6. These look so tasty! I'm having some house guests this weekend and I think I'll surprise them with these for breakfast :D

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  7. Stopping by from the cast party at Lady Behind The Curtain. Your scones look delicious!

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  8. The bigger the better, in my opinion! Thanks for linking up to Fat Camp Friday. Hope you enjoyed your weekend, see you next time!

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  9. Yummy! These look amazing and delicious!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training Tomorrow! Plus there is going to be a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  10. These look SO good! I must be hungry for breakfast! All the recipes you share always look delicious! Thanks so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff last weekend! We would LOVE to have you come back and link up more of your great projects tomorrow!
    Camille @
    SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com

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  11. @Michael Ann Oo, biscotti does sound nice! I'd say a little biscotti and a little scone is never a bad combo either ;)

    @Lady Behind The Curtain Linked up again this week!

    @SEO Company Los Angeles You'll have to let me know if you try these out, I'd love to hear your opinion!

    @Patty Thanks so very much!!

    @Miranda I completely agree! And I linked up to Fat Camp Friday again this week, can't wait to see everyones goodies!

    @Chef in Training Oh, thanks so much! And I linked up on Tuesday, loved all of the other recipes!

    @Camille Thanks so much! I absolutely love your guys' blog so that really means a lot!

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  12. Thank you for sharing this at last weeks Menu Monday. They look delicious! I'd like to welcome you back to share some more of your recipes at this weeks Menu Mondays recipe link up: http://myfaithandfamily.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/menu-mondays-chewy-chocolate-chip-cookies/

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  13. @Stacy @ Faith and Family Linked back up again this week, can't wait to see everyone else's goodies!

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