July 1, 2008

Excuses, Excuses Blueberry Scones


It was bound to happen sooner or later. When I started this blog I was on hiatus from my show and had all the time in the world to bake my heart out. What a luxury to spend hours shopping for pastry tips, and buying all my ingredients from the farmers market. But alas, my woman of leisure days had to end (sigh, the bills aren't going to pay themselves) and while I love my job its really cutting into my prep time! With a very small grocery shopping window, a nagging cold, and nary a dried apple in sight, blueberry scones won out. Forgive me TWDers!

I used Dorie's recipe as a guideline, incorporating buttermilk and cornmeal, omitting the apple cider, cheddar and elusive dried apples, and adding dried blueberries and lemon zest. I also used my tried and true method of pressing the sticky dough into a glass 9inch pie pan and then using a knife to score slices into the batter before baking.



They were lovely warm from the oven with a little butter for our Sunday morning breakfast. I'm feeling much better now, and with a 4 day work week (yippee!) I am looking forward to restocking my pantry in anticipation of our next challenge- no excuses!

9 comments:

Kbg said...

Boy these look good...you did a great job on them.
~Kayte
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Colleen said...

These look delicious!

note to self...try the recipe with blueberries this week. :)

Hillary said...

these look yummy! your modifications of the recipe sound better than the original.

Dolores said...

Your blueberries are a welcome new color in a sea of apples and cheddar. Better that you find the time to bake than to shop. :)

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Mmmmm, these look delicious. I swear, variations are so much more entertaining than everyone doing the same recipe the same way.

Barbara said...

Love your idea of blueberry & lemon! I think this basic "scone with cornmeal" dough would go well with all sorts of things.

Jules Someone said...

These look really good. I may have to try that combo myself.

Jacque said...

Nice tip about the glass pan. My free form scones spread quite a bit, which I didn't like.

The blueberries were an excellent choice, they look delish!

Aria said...

hahah at first glance i thought you said you were bombed! awww yeah!

yesh, u can has - but can i has some scones too? leave em on my porch k thx bye