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Low Fat Blueberry Scones....I came across this recipe (check out Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog)
So, I ventured out to try the recipe (with a few of my own adaptations)... I was amazed at the result. For being low fat this scone is light, fluffy, moist and not dense at all. It isn't too sweet and the blueberries add a touch of tartness to the scone. They also look great when they come out of the oven as well (not to mention the wonderful aroma that lingers in the kitchen).
"These scones are excellent if directions are followed. I have made them for my husbands co-workers, and church friends. They all seem to really like them. However, they have a tendency to bleed colors so for instance when I make them with blueberries the color bleeds and turns the rest of the scone greenish... but if you can get past the color they sure do taste yummy."- beckyigo
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Preheat oven to 400 deg .
Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender, until pea size
Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl then add to the dry ingredients, stirring with a fork until all the mixture has been moistened. (I usually mix half way and then fold in the blueberries so that I don't overwork the dough). Fold in the blueberries. The key is to not overwork the dough... just mix until it just comes together. Don't feel the need to press and compact the dough...it will get tough!
Drop by large spoonfuls(I used a 1/4 cup measurement and formed them(lightly...don't compact) into balls....be gentle with this kind of dough) onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 400 F for 18 minutes.
Make a glaze by mixing in a small bowl . . .
3/4 cup icing sugar
1 tsp of the orange/lemon peel
3 Tbsp milk .
I added a tinge of almond extract as well.
Mix and drizzle over scones while still warm. Enjoy!
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leila_empey 4 months agoFirst time I have ever tried to make scones, and the whole family absolutely loved them! I tweaked the recipe a little to my own taste but they were still delicious! Scones tend to be very dry and bland most of the time but these were extremely moist and had great flavor!
ginahobbs 4 months agoThese were delicious! I used heavy whipping cream, fresh blueberries, and lime zest. I folded the berries very gently, patted down the dough, cut them like regular scones, and baked on my pizza stone. Perfect!!!
Nikkialesia 9 months ago
sharireland 10 months agoMine came out slightly tasteless
brit4589 1 year agoTastes so good.
atantill 1 year ago
cortneywilliams 1 year ago
sylgour 1 year agoUse fresh blueberries, fold in carefully, and your dough will not turn green!
justbaking 1 year agoOh annnnd they came out sexy
justbaking 1 year agoPretttyyyyy daammnn HIPPODROME!!!!
che4u 1 year agoThese were delicious! Following others' comments I used buttermilk and also switched to splenda for most of the sugar... no one even noticed, they were still nice and sweet.
tracieblankenshipredisi 1 year ago
Larna97 2 years agoI agree with laylaadeeb mine are in the oven now, I followed the recipe perfectly and they're just flat blueberry cookies... Hopefully they taste ok.
morning_green 2 years agoAccidentally added 0.5 c butter, but they were great and my moms friends want the recipe
gauby 2 years agoI love these scones. I leave off the glaze and add some chopped pecans. Mmmmm!!!
Billpyr 3 years agoTurned green, but tasted good.
Laylaadeeb 3 years agoI followed the recipe to a tea and they did not rise at all they looked more like giant cookies than scones
squirt4 3 years agoThis recipe is great and pretty easy. I didn't see that the recipe called for buttermilk so I used regular non-fat milk and it turned out pretty good. I will definitely try this again with buttermilk and maybe a different kind of fruit.
beckyigo 3 years agoThese scones are excellent if directions are followed. I have made them for my husbands co-workers, and church friends. They all seem to really like them. However, they have a tendency to bleed colors so for instance when I make them with blueberries the color bleeds and turns the rest of the scone greenish... but if you can get past the color they sure do taste yummy.
LadySnow 3 years agothis was Great , I would even like it better if it had the calories listed for the recipes.