Blueberry orange scones…. love the combination of these two flavors. I have always loved the combination of blueberry and lemon, so I wanted to see if the blueberry and orange would be as yummy. Guess what? They are just as yummy!
After a week off from blogging, I am excited to be back. We had family from Florida staying with us for a week. It was Mike’s sister and her family. The one thing I love about Mike’s family there is so much love, laughter, and just joy when they stay with us. There is always tons of yummy food, card playing and just old fashion fun. The bad thing is when they leave, the house seems too quiet and it is always an adjustment.
It is back to reality now. I spent sometime in the kitchen after our company had left. I have been thinking of some new combinations for scones to feature on my blog. While our company was here I had made my lime scones with orange icing. They were a big hit and by the time they had left there wasn’t one left. Which made me happy, because if there would have been some left I would have worried that they didn’t like them.
I have always loved the flavor of blueberries and lemon. I have tried the combination in coffee cakes, muffins, and scones. It is such a great combination. So that got me thinking why not blueberry and orange. Yes, it is just as lovely as the blueberry and lemon combination.
The recipe is a simple scone recipe with the blueberries and orange, but with just a hint of cinnamon. The icing is a little lighter than my usual scone recipes, I wanted the blueberries to come shining through. If you love the flavor of blueberries and the flavor of orange try to combine the two and see what a great combination they make.
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoon orange zest
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries
- 1 1/2 cup powder sugar
- 4 tablespoons orange juice
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and cinnamon. With a pastry cutter cut in the butter until you have course crumbs.
- Combine the egg and milk and add to the dry ingredients. With hand work in the milk and egg mixture until they are mix well. Add the blueberry and gently fold them into the dough until they are just incorporated.
- On a floured surface form the dough into a 8-inch circle. With a pizza cutter or sharp knife cut into 8 wedges.
- Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Place into the preheated oven and bake for 17 to 19 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove and cool for a few minutes and drizzle with icing.
- Icing- Mix the powder sugar and orange juice until smooth. You will want the icing quite runny. The icing will be more of a glaze on the scones, since you are icing the scones while they are still a little warm/