Welcome to Wonderland
I’m Alice and this is Hatter
Care to join us for afternoon tea?
We’ve got all sorts of delicious goodies to accommodate you.
Please take your seat and join us, one never knows just who may drop by.
That plate is for you. Might I recommend the blueberry scones?
Goes Great with Tea or Coffee and they are easy to make!
Blueberry Scones with the Queen
It is said that Queen Victoria loved the book so much that she asked that his next one be dedicated to her.
According to Lewis Carroll that never happened. It’s amazing how gossip ends up in history notations as “facts”. Similarly to Marie Antoinette’s famous quote where she says to the starving peasants (Why do we have to call them peasants anyway?) of France when there was no more bread, ‘Let them eat cake’. There has never been any evidence that she said such a thing. That quote was alleged by the wife of her husband’s rival. History is filled with so many unsubstantiated quotes by rivals. Remember that.
How To Make Blueberry Scones
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
2 Tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
5 Tbsp Butter – well chilled
1 Cup Heavy Cream – plus some extra to brush on top of the scones prior to cooking
1 Cup Blueberries
First, place on your top of your working surface a thin piece of plastic made for food such as I have, or you could use wax paper or parchment paper. This is done to easily sift your ingredients and transfer the ingredients into your bowl. This will make cleanup easier.
Place your dry ingredients into a large sifter.
I place everything in at once.
Sift them onto your covered working surface, and easily transfer them into your bowl.
Now, add your chilled butter in chunks…
and cut the butter into your dry ingredients.
Doing this will allow the butter to be layered in the flour, so when it bakes, the butter will expand making air pockets and layers inside your dough.
It should hold together as shown below when squeezed.
Add your Blueberries to the flour and butter mixture, rolling them around in the flour a bit before mixing them in. This is done mainly in a wetter mixture to help ensure the berries stay scattered, and don’t sink to the bottom.
Mix the berries in by hand to keep from breaking them.
Now, add your heavy cream to the mixture and gently mix well.
Your dough will start to form as shown below.
Roll the dough into a long cylindrical shape as shown, adding more flour if it starts to stick to your working surface.
Then gently flatten so you can cut the mixture into your desired shapes.
Here, I cut them into the classic triangle shape ~ 3 inches wide and 1 inch thick.
Move the cut triangles onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
You could reuse the parchment paper that was used in the sifting process.
Brush the dough triangles with some heavy cream to aid in the browning process.
Place your scones into a 400’F oven and bake for ~15 to 20 min.
The dough will rise a little and should be slightly brown on the edges.
Ready to place on our table for tea.
Enjoy… We certainly did!
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