Blueberry Scones Difficulty: Intermediate  |  Prep Time: 20 Minutes  |  Makes 16 Pieces

  • 4 cups plus ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¾ pound (3 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup cold heavy cream
  • 1 cup dried blueberries
  • 1 egg beaten, for egg wash
  • ¼ cup turbinado (coarse brown) sugar (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix 4 cups of flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the cold butter and mix at the lowest speed until the butter is the size of peas. Combine the eggs and heavy cream and, with the mixer on low speed, slowly pour into the flour and butter mixture. Mix until just blended. The dough will look lumpy. Combine the blueberries with 1/4 cup of flour, add to the dough, and mix on low speed until blended.

Transfer the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead it into a ball. Flour your hands and a rolling pin and roll the dough 3/4-inch thick. You should see small bits of butter in the dough. Keep moving the dough on the floured board so it doesn't stick. Flour a 3-inch round plain or fluted cutter and cut circles of dough. Place the scones on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Collect the scraps neatly, press them together, roll them out, and cut more circles.

Brush the tops of the scones with egg wash, sprinkle with turbinado sugar, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the tops are browned and the insides are fully baked. The scones will be firm to the touch. Transfer the scones to a cooling rack and allow to cool for 15 minutes

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