Saturday, March 29, 2008

blueberry scones

Breakfast this morning:

2 2/3 c whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
6 Tbs brown sugar
(Stir these all up in a medium-sized bowl)

1/2 cup butter or marg
(Add this and incorporate thoroughly with a pastry mixer or two knives)

1 1/2 cups blueberries - fresh or frozen
(Stir in gently)

3/4 cup milk
3 Tbs lemon juice
1 egg
(mix in a measuring cup and add to the dry/berry mixture)

Stir just until combined. It will be sticky. Move the dough lump onto a parchment-covered large baking sheet. Pat down to a big circle (about 10" diameter). Use a bit more flour if you need to keep it from sticking to your fingers.

Cut the circle into 8 pie-pieces. Gently separate these to spread them out across the baking sheet. Sprinkle the tops with a bit of sugar if you like.

Bake about 20 minutes at 450 degreesF. They're done when they're golden and the berries are bubbly.

Yum yum yum. Best eaten still warm from the oven. Serves 4 for a meal or more for a snack.

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