Monday, June 13, 2011

Blueberry Scones...Part 1, and Awards!


All right class...I hope you've done your homework, because I'm going to quiz you on it! I made these amazing and yummy scones, based on a recipe by my dear friend Emma, from Australia,@ Sunflower Days.

On her recent previous post, she made these incredible rustic raspberry scones, that caught my eye, and I simply fell in love with it. I mention to her on my comment, that I would like to make the scones, but I don't have raspberries, so she encouraged me to make it, even though I have blueberries...and mind you I had tons, and tons of it. If you shop it Costco, you know exactly the sizes their product come in. Well, the blueberries came in a huge plastic container that was 908 grams=32 ounces...how do I know how many ounces? ...it was written on the package, but I did my homework, knowing I have to do some converting the Metric measurement on
Emma's recipe. Click here, for the recipe, and click back to my blog for the measurement conversion.
I did the multiplication, just to prove a point, 908g. x .0353, and it's exactly 32 ozs.

Just when you thought you've seen really nice blueberry recipes...check out my friends, Brenda's and Kathy's amazing...
 Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake ...@Brenda's Canadian Kitchen
 Blueberry Pound Cake... Bakeaway With Me

Here's the Conversion list again, just in case you need it!

ounces to grams: multiply ounce figure by 28.3 to get number of grams
grams to ounces: multiply gram figure by .0353 to get number of ounces
pounds to grams: multiply pound figure by 453.59 to get number of grams
pounds to kilograms: multiply pound figure by 045 to get number of kilograms
ounces to milliliters: multiply ounce figure by 30 to get number of milliliters.
cups to liters: multiply cup figure by 0.24 to get number of liters

In one day, I made three different recipes with my beloved blueberries, which is in the same group of my favorites of the berries, as strawberry, on top of the list, and blueberries close second, and of course raspberries, which are equally as good, but they are ever so expensive, just as the blackberries. I love them all, but I will stay with my first two choices to combine them in a wonderful dessert. Notice how flaky they are? I followed Emma's recipe to a "T" and wouldn't you know?...I actually added one egg, to 1 cup of the buttermilk, to have enough to brush this beautiful egg wash glaze on it!
Have you ever seen such perfect, gorgeous, huge, and juicy blueberries?...Costco has them, and then some!!!
Getting off the subject, now...the time has come once again, as in every year at this time; some of us get to go on vacations, while some of us stay here, now for the third year...boo, hoo...almost crying...well not exactly! I am so fortunate to be living in one of the most beautiful, tropical, and most desirable place in the world!!! We have sunshine every single day, have the most beautiful beaches, in-ground swimming pools, just about every one has a pool, all the best local eateries, that won't put a "hole" in your pocket...very affordable, the local fun outdoor restaurants that are right on the water, live outdoor theaters, most of them free, we have City Place, right here in West Palm Beach, where you can spend an hour, or spend the entire day...an outdoor mall, but of course better than
a mall, so leisurely, so magical, I've already posted several photos of it in my previous posts!

I mentioned about paying my awards forward on my last post, but as you all know, it takes such a long time to be linking the names of the blogger, and their blog to do all this. I came up with the perfect solution...since I've been
"milking" this last post...not so much for the attention and for more comments, although I must confess I do love all the comments...it certainly brightens my day to know that there are blogger friends out there who care. I try to do the same, as much as I can to keep commenting. So, I will not drag this on any longer.

Please collect your awards all of you lovely people...friends...from my previous post! All 30, which is perfect. You have two awards to take, copy, paste, or upload from the link and you know what to do...pass it on...pay it forward to whoever you wish to that are deserving of it. Thank you, thank you...from the bottom of my heart!!! Your names are all linked into the previous post, and I will remind you also, to let you know that I have an award for you! Now, wasn't this easy?

Please accept the awards...the first 30 commenter friends!!! 


...Gotta run back to my daughter's house to feed the doggies... since family is off to Italy...they just called to let me know they got there safely...yeayy...and of course I "broke down crying like a baby on the phone"...Bye!




Here's my little "misen plaz"...like I said, I added one egg to the buttermilk, which was abt. 1 cup, beat it with a small whisk, and added it to the flour, that had the sugar, and salt.













First, you add the little pea size pieces of cold butter, which in conversion is 2 ounces=half a stick of unsalted butter. Carefully crumble it in with a pastry blender, then blend in the liquid, but don't mix it too much. At the end, fold in the berries real carefully.








Make sure you use a large piece of parchment paper to lay your dough on. You don't need a rolling pin, just add a little more flour on the top of the dough, and form it into a circle, brush the remaining buttermilk with the egg on the top (opt.) ...slice it all the way through into eight equal slices...as you can see, I sliced two piece of blueberries right through and squished it, but that's OK.
I baked it in a preheated 425 degree F. oven for approx 25 minutes.






Just "feast" your eyes at these gorgeous scones. Bet it won't last you more than one day:DDD













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40 comments:

  1. I love blueberry scones.. I have one eggless version in my blog.. your pics look super-tempting..

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  2. beautiful job with these scones...I keep thinking how some lemon in there with those juicy blueberries would really tickle my taste buds, but that could be my citrus pregnancy cravings haha!!! I have never made scones, but I really want to try!!! hugs to you bella

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  3. What gorgeous blueberries, they're so big! We have a Costco near us, I think it's time to make a visit. Your scones look so good. As I'm sitting here I wish I had one as an afternoon snack. Enjoy your week Elisabeth!

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  4. Looks excellent, the scone is full of blueberries. Nice charred scone tops

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  5. Those scones looks absolutely marvellous, i wont say no to them..

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  6. love blueberry scones, I posted a similar recipe (blueberry crumble scones) and dont you find they always seems to turn out great?!

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  7. This looks fabulous~I got to try this~

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  8. these look, just amazing,, so big blueberries,

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  9. I adore blueberries and those scones look positively divine! We are so lucky to live here in Florida, even though it might get a little warm over the coming months - thank God for great AC! Cheers:)

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  10. Whoa! There's a ton of blueberries in there! Gorgeous!

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  11. I'm so glad you baked these Elisabeth and put your own creative spin on them. Thank you for the kind mention also!

    Yours look beautiful! Am very impressed :):)

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  12. oh my, these blueberry scones look soooo good!!!! mMMMmm~~~

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  13. Wowoowowow, the scones look so perfect and those blueberries , wowowowo I've never seen like these before , I just love blueberries but sadly here in Dubai it is very , very expensive , so I mostly buy the frozen ones .

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  14. Remek finomság. Nagyon guszta

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  15. Your scones are fabulous looking! I have been growing alot of berries…mostly raspberries and blackberries! Can't wait till they're ready to be picked.

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  16. If I could just have ONE piece of this right now!! Fully loaded with yummy blueberries! Great looking, Elisabeth!!

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  17. Perfection ~ those blueberry scones look AMAZING. I would like a one or two ~ right now!:)
    US Masala

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  18. Nagyon jól néz ki, én imádom az áfonyát.

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  19. Oh, my, I see what you meant about the Costco blueberries...AMAZING! And perfect for your delicious scones...I would eat one for breakfast, lunch and dinner :) Glad Lora and family made it to Italy...I know you'll miss them~ xo, my friend~

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  20. I picked 13lbs of blueberries! These are a delightful way to enjoy them. I pick enough each year, to last until next season. Love, love scones.

    Velva

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  21. What patience! You did a lot of work with the conversion. Your scones look so fresh and truly delicious. And so many gorgeous blueberries! Jealous - Italy!!!

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  22. Oops - Hope they have fun. Of course they will! (hmm, don't know where that part went). Came back to tell you that I used the fig-infused balsamic vinegar tonight in a recipe. It's great. I'll let you know when I post that recipe. Thanks again for the tip!

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  23. Mmmmm superb! I just love blueberries :D

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  24. Your scones look so delectable Elizabeth. Gosh, it's sure making me hungry and dying to have some fresh scones. Take care my dear friend! Hugs, Jo

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  25. Smile. These scones look just divine. I wish I could bring one with me to work. It would surely help me last through my long day! Thank you for being such a sweet and comforting presence in the blogging world. You are a blessing to so many!

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  26. thanks for visiting,, your world sounds like heaven, I would love to have the sunshine and beach, and imagine almost everyone having a swimming pool,, sounds like perfection, I'll trade my black flies and snow 6 months of the year,,any takers?,,, lol I didn't think so!My husband just saw your scones and thinks they look sooooo good,!!Guess I better try them out,,yummo!

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  27. Veramente bellissimi e invitanti! Stavo pensando che qui in Italia il buttermilk non è molto comune, non l'ho mai visto. Ho letto che si può fare in casa...oppure potrei sostituirlo con latte o yogurt... che ne pensi?

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  28. Hi again! Just stopping by again to let you know that I didn't post the recipe yet that I used the fig-infused vinegar in - hope my earlier comment didn't mislead you. But that salad you saw - oh, yes, I should have used that vinegar! What was I thinking!!! And I had artichoke hearts in my fridge when I made it so all that would have gone together really well (see, we made a salad together!). When I post the other recipe, I'm going to mention I learned about the vinegar from you and link you if that's okay.

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  29. These blueberry scones are baked to such a beautiful golden color, I'm so glad the berry season has arrived, went to the farmers market last night and loaded up myself. I've never visited your area but it sounds wonderful, hope to see it some day;-)

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  30. Elisabeth, your scones turned out beautifully. Those berries do look luscious. Can't wait to use some of our local berries.

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  31. Eli, those scones look BERRY delicious! Gosh, I could have been able to finish the whole batch!

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  32. This is a mouthwatering recipe. I wish I had a piece of this scone at this very moment. You are one awesome baker. Congratulations on your new awards :)

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  33. I love making scones for breakfast, who can resist a warm on with butter and some jam? MMMM

    your blueberry ones are so very tempting Elisabeth, thanks for sharing.
    Thinking of trying them soon.

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  34. awards are still new to me,, I'm not sure where you are suppose copy them from,,sorry I'm a little slow! lol,,

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  35. thankyou for the awards,, (I forgot to say thankyou) where are my manners,

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  36. thanks so much for taking the time to help me with the awards,, Yup I know how to copy and paste,, its the awards I'm not certain, of,, i have copied and pasted the one that was showing but here's the thing,, I had a an award free button on my blog but it kept getting pushed down when I added other things I joined or was involed in,,I love that I have been given awards but you know,, finding a blogging friend like you is an award enough for me,, honestly,, you have been such a great blogging buddy.Thanks so much,, I'm putting the award on my next post,,

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  37. So many luscious blueberries! I'd really love these for my breakfast, but first I have to find some of those wonderful blueberries. :)

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  38. I love blueberry scones - that's my most favorite one among scones and this would be a perfect breakfast with tea for me... Ah so delicious looking!

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  39. Such lovely scones & I love the way you sliced them :)

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