I love blueberries, but they are usually too expensive to buy fresh at this time of the year. When looking through the grocery ads last week I saw that one of our local stores had them on sale. I made sure that they were on my shopping list.
I really wanted to make scones with them, but I also wanted something a little different. I found a recipe that paired banana with blueberries for a scone recipe. After seeing the recipe I decided that this was the recipe that I would try.
The scones had a hint of banana flavor, so it did not overpower the blueberries. It was an interesting combination of flavors; overall I would say that we enjoyed these scones. But maybe next time I would use a little more mashed banana so the flavor would come through a little bit more.
What have you paired together for your scones? I would love to hear what your favorite scones are.
Blueberry Banana Scones (Source: adapted from www.tastebook.com)
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup blueberries
1/3 cup mashed banana
Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add sour cream and banana, stir until moist. Gently fold in the blueberries.
On a lightly floured surface form the dough into a 7 inch circle. Cut the circle into 8 wedges using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife. Place on lightly greased baking pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes or until scones are lightly browned.