These are the blueberry scones I make on season 3 episode 7 of Zoë Bakes on Magnolia Network! In this episode I prepare to go to my friend’s cabin and since wild blueberries are in season, I make blueberry bars with lattice and lemon thyme shortbread crust, along with these blueberry scones to snack on when we hit the road.
If you love blueberries as much as I do, be sure to check out this list of blueberry recipes!
- 2 1/2 cups (325g) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar plus more for the tops
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter chilled and cut into small pieces
- Zest of one lemon
- 1/4 cup chopped candied ginger
- 2 cups wild blueberries fresh or frozen
- 3/4 cup half and half
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream for brushing the tops
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
- Add the chilled butter to the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour mixture. Keep cutting the butter in until most of the butter is worked into the flour, with a few pea-sized pieces left intact. Mix in the lemon zest, candied ginger, and blueberries.
- Whisk together the eggs with the half and half. Add the liquid to the dry mixture. Use a spoon or your hands to mix carefully. It will be shaggy with some dry patches. Dump it onto the counter. Use a bench scraper to fold the dough over itself. Give it about 8 folds total, until it just barely comes together. Pat into a disk.
- Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment. It should be about 1-inch thick. Brush with cream. Dust generously with sugar. Use a bench scraper or knife to cut into 8 equal pieces.
- Put the scones in the oven and reduce the heat to 400 degrees F. Bake until the scones are set in the middle, about 25 min.
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13 thoughts to “Blueberry Scones”
My question can I use half wheat flour and use Splenda brown sugar for the sugar in this recipe
Wondering if I can leave out the candied ginger?
Hi Ellen, you can, however you may want to add some cinnamon or another spice as the flavor may be a bit flat. Cheers!
On your show I took photo of ingredients bc I couldn’t find the recipe at first, it says 4 tablespoons baking powder! That’s what I did even though I kept looking to be sure bc I knew it seemed like at lot! PROOFREAD. A lot of time and expense.
So sorry that happened! We made the network aware of the error.
Could you please help me find the recipe for the lattice topped blueberry bars??
Here you go, Lori! https://zoebakes.com/2018/08/11/blueberry-bars/
I have a question, I used frozen mixed berries and the dough was very moist. I think I left the fruit dethaw too much. Would this add moisture to the dough? My scones actually came out just like the picture and taste perfect. I like that they are not too sweet. I did cook them longer and place foil over initially to prevent the outside from cooking too much, however I think all this did was trap steam, so I removed the foil and placed the oven on convection and they came out cooked perfectly. It was like a mystery trying to correct my mistakes. I also did not have any candied ginger so I grated frozen ginger and it did give them a nice, subtle zing. Next time I will not add all the wet ingredients at once.
Hi! Is half and half a kind of milk?
Sorry if this is a silly question, I’m not from Australia
Hi Dani, half-and-half is a product consisting of equal parts whole milk and heavy cream. It’s thicker than milk but lighter than heavy cream. I hope this helps!
I made this recipe twice – once with the ingredients and amounts from the site and once from the show. There is a small variance in the baking powder amounts. The recipe is great, I just wish there was more consistency in the ingredients and measurements between the show and the site. Also, it would be great to have all ingredients in grams versus a combination of cups and grams – ie the cornmeal is in cups where I would prefer to have it in grams.
Love this recipe, Thank You Zoe, they are so easy and yummy, the friends I shared these with loved them and for years I have tried making scones many times and failed, I am a Midwest (Iowa) farm girl and can cook and make bread and biscuits but, I could not make Scones, I love your recipes and love watching Zoe Bakes, Thank you for making it so fun and sharing, I look forward to next season
I love this recipe!! Baked them today and they are the best scones I have ever had! Thank you, Zoe!