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Blueberry Scones with Sugar

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(Original story published on Wednesday June 4th on FoodNetwork.ca.)

Oh, scones. They’re impossible to resist, and equally hard to make. Or so I thought.
When it comes to baked goods, most of us have an unachievable view of them, like you have to be Martha Stewart to make them look – let alone taste – the way they should. Turns out, scones can be just as simple as that go-to muffin recipe of yours. Not to mention, you probably already have most of the ingredients in your pantry.
Whether you bake them for a yummy weekend breakfast or for a little tea party with friends, thesebudget-friendly scones are bound to impress.

What You Need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
6 tbsp cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 cup fresh blueberries
½ cup heavy cream
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Icing sugar for garnish

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and adjust racks so one’s in the centre. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. Pick over blueberries for only the ripe ones, and rinse.

 

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2. In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Using two knives, cut butter into the mix until pieces are no bigger than the size of peas. Stir in blueberries.

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3. In a small bowl, whisk together cream and eggs. Make a hole in the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid mixture. Stir lightly with fork, then bring to a lightly floured surface and knead just a little.

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4. Pat dough into a square that’s about 1” thick. Using a floured knife, cut it into four squares. Then, cut the squares in half on a diagonal, and once more, to create 16 mini triangles.

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5. Transfer the triangles to the baking sheet, and bake until golden, about 15-18 minutes.  Let cool, then sprinkle with icing sugar.

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