30 June 2011

Blueberry Buttermilk Scones


Blueberry season. I wish I lived somewhere where I could go pick blueberries. I remember picking blackberries as a kid when I was in Michigan. I loved getting my little fingers deeply stained and see my Great Grandpa snacking on the berries while picking, saying 'Well, they want you to sample!' And my Dad not eating a single one until they had been properly weighted and bought.

Maybe I can pick berries near me. I went last summer to some little patch of farms about an hour away, but it was not magical at all. The berries were all sundried, of the ones you could find, it was swarming with people and in the blistering sun with little shade. I will have to do some research but I don't think I will find my little countryside berry picking dreamland here. If only my 'We have to go to Michigan this summer' to my Mom almost everyday, didn't work. She said maybe in November.....

So my dough came out sticky, very sticky. I ended up having to use a lot more flour than it called for. But luckily it did not make them dry or hard or anything that could have happened. 


Ok so these scones were not piping hot when I took the photo, as you can tell my the butter not lusciously running down the sides of the scones. They are more close to room temperature. I do not know why it didn't occur to me to take a photo of them when they were hot. I eat them at room temperature, isn't that what you are supposed to do? Maybe not, I can't remember, but I also know that I normally don't eat things the proper way. For example, I love cake cold, straight out of the fridge, more than I love room temp cake. I also eat a spring roll but cutting it in half, scooping out all the middle, then eating the crispy shell last. Or a pie, not a bit of the crust until all of the filling has gone. Ha, my boyfriend always goes, 'You're eating it wrong!' not getting the proper flavor combinations and stuff.

Blueberry Preserves on blueberry scones? Of course! I should learn to make my own blueberry preserves. Oh yes! They are on sale at the store and my Dad has requested for my to bring about 5 pounds of them home. So some preserve making it is! Seems like a good thing to do on my Sunday off, and with 50 free mason jars I recently acquired, I'm all set.

Recipe from here

19 comments:

Ruby_Dearxx said...

your photographs are simply stunning!
So very pleased i stumbled onto your darling blog X

Jess said...

I agree with Ruby! I just absolutely love looking at your blog. I also use Blogger and I was wondering how you got your recipe onto the notepad? I've really wanted to do something similar and just got my blog design redone, but I was told we weren't able to do that...

Julie Marie said...

Thank you! I do all my recipe cards in photoshop and just upload them as jpegs

la domestique said...

These scones look so very tasty! The blueberry preserves are fantastic and I don't think I can resist the urge to make both. ASAP. Also, you can eat/photograph your scones hot or cold, any way you want. That's what makes you, you!

Erin said...

These look so good. I have a blueberry obsession in the summer. I can't wait to make these! Thanks for posting.

Libby Irving said...

Yummy. I love berries from Maine. Plus, Portland is so much fun!

athena said...

these look divine. after seeing your post about the monterey farmer's market, i'm determined to make it there next week and come home with blueberries to make these :)

lynne said...

I love your photographs! These look amazing!

Kristin said...

They looks amazing!

sally said...

We pick strawberries, peaches, and apples every year, but I'm going blueberry picking for the first time this weekend!, I'm way too excited. I hope you get to go!

Also, these scones look amazing and maybe even better than the Starbucks ones (my fave blueberry scones) :)

Autumn said...

That looks absolutely delicious! I love cooking, but I need to dabble a lot more with baking :)

Jacqueline said...

just came across your blog -- awesome! i love how you present your recipes too. bookmarked! :)

Amelia said...

making these right now - eight more minutes and they are looking delightful! I'm at a high altitude as well. and I keep gobbling up the batter...

Anonymous said...

Very nice job there with the scones. i also love how you make everything look so "roostic". can't wait to see what you put up next.

Bianca said...

I love blueberry scones; and I, like you, eat them at room temperature!

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie:
I have seen your recipe last week and decide to make it.I tried to make scones before but couldn't be succesfull.
And comes your recipe....since yesterday morning I made it three times, two of them for the patries and last of them for just for us :)))
I sent to recipe four friends who tasted and loved it and ask for the recipe..

it is SIMPLE, EASY, and JUST PERFECT...
Thank you
By the by I am going to make it again tomorrow for a BBQ party again..
HAppy 4th of July
Meral

kyleen said...

These look great! I had a raspberry scone from Starbucks a couple weeks ago and I've been wanting to make scones ever since. I can't wait to try this recipe.

Anonymous said...

Will be making these this weekend!!!! I love blueberries!! was just up in Owen Sound where they had wild blueberries, wish i would have brought some back!! Love your blog and the pictures are beyond words!!! THANKYOU!!! so happy i camme upon it!! GREAT JOB!! Look forward to more!! :))

Anonymous said...

1 1/2 cups flour...
what kind of flour?