Friday, August 28, 2009

Blueberry Scones


Something tasty for a weekend breakfast or brunch, perhaps? I made these last weekend, and my inspiration was perhaps a bit odd. See, we are huge fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and we are re-watching all the episodes. Again. And there's this quote, in season 3, where Giles accuses Wesley of having as much emotional maturity as a... blueberry scone. And I couldn't stop thinking about them.

Blueberry Scones
(printable recipe)

500 ml flour, plus 1 tbsp
1 tbsp baking powder
3 tbsp sugar
pinch of salt
85 g unsalted butter, plus 1 tbsp
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
250 ml single cream (somewhere around 15-20% fat content)
200 ml frozen blueberries

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Mix the frozen blueberries with the one tablespoon of flour, and place back in the freezer.

Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a food processor. Add the butter - which should be cold - and run until it's mixed in. Move the crumby mixture to a bowl, and add the vanilla and the cream. Fold in the blueberries.

Pat this very sticky dough into a flattish circle, about 3 cm high. Divide into eight wedges, and carefully move the triangles to a lined baking sheet. Leave some room between them, they will rise a bit. Place a little pat of butter on top of each one.

Bake for about 15 minutes.

Recipe in Swedish:


AnnaMariaMaraccas said...

I just love Buffy. Do you have the complete box?

Jessica said...

There's something about tv-show boxes. I love my favourite ones on boxes. My parents however have a hard time understanding the need or what is actually so terrific about having a TV-SHOW on dvd. I have a mass collection of favourites though.

Anne said...

AnnaMaria, we do. Not Angel though.

This is pretty much the only show I watch over and over, but I love it.

Dagmar said...

I loved these! Thanks again for the brunch last weekend!

We're in the middle of season 5 now, and I'm starting to panik that we'll soon reach season 7 and the end!

lemons and whisk said...

I just watched season 3's "the zeppo" last night! XD

Hope said...

We love Buffy too, and have been enjoying your blog--we like your little sous chef! Thanks for the view into Stockholm! We are somewhere on the same latitude...