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Easy To Make Blueberry Scones

Get ready to kick off your summer mornings with a burst of fruity deliciousness! Blueberry scones, the ultimate summer treat, are here to brighten up your breakfast table and bring a smile to your face. These delightful pastries combine the warmth of freshly baked scones with the sweetness of juicy blueberries, creating a delightful flavour combination that captures the essence of the season. So grab your apron and let’s dive into this fun and mouthwatering summer recipe!

With their vibrant colour and refreshing taste, blueberry scones are the perfect way to celebrate the abundance of fresh berries during the summer months. Each bite transports you to sun-kissed fields, where blueberries grow plump and luscious, filling the air with their sweet fragrance.

As you take a bite into a tender scone, your taste buds are met with bursts of juicy blueberries that meld perfectly with the buttery, crumbly texture. The scones are lightly sweetened, allowing the natural sweetness of the blueberries to shine through, making them a delightful treat for breakfast, brunch, or an afternoon snack.

But it’s not just the flavour that makes blueberry scones a summer favourite. Their rustic appearance and inviting aroma make them an instant hit at picnics, barbecues, and garden parties. Imagine sitting on a checkered blanket under a clear blue sky, savouring a warm blueberry scone while enjoying the company of loved ones. It’s a picture-perfect scene that embodies the carefree spirit of summer.

So, gather your ingredients, turn on some upbeat music, and let the scent of freshly baked blueberry scones fill your kitchen. This fun summer recipe is not only a delight to bake but also a joy to share with family and friends. Whether you’re hosting a brunch gathering or simply treating yourself to a sunny morning indulgence, blueberry scones are sure to add a touch of summer magic to your day.

So, let’s embrace the season and embark on a delightful culinary adventure with blueberry scones, bringing a taste of summer right to your plate. Get ready to savour the flavours of sunshine and happiness with every bite!

Basic Ingredients for Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Scones:

All-Purpose Flour: This versatile flour forms the base of our scones, providing structure and a tender crumb. It allows the scones to rise while still maintaining a delicate texture.

Sugar: Just the right amount of sweetness is added to balance the tartness of the blueberries and elevate the flavours in every bite.

Salt: A pinch of salt brings out the natural sweetness of the blueberries and adds depth to the scone’s overall taste.

Baking Powder: This essential ingredient ensures that our scones rise to perfection, creating a light and fluffy texture.

Unsalted Butter: Cold and cut into cubes, the butter gives the scones their rich, buttery taste and a flaky, tender crumb. Its cold temperature helps create those sought-after pockets of air.

Thyme (Optional): For an aromatic twist, consider adding a sprinkle of thyme. Its subtle herbal notes can elevate the flavour profile of the scones.

Orange Zest (Optional): The zesty fragrance and bright citrus notes of orange zest add a refreshing element to the scones, complementing the sweetness of the blueberries.

Heavy Cream: Adding richness and moisture to the dough, the heavy cream ensures a tender and luscious texture.

Large Egg: The egg binds the ingredients together, contributing to the scone’s structure and creating a satisfying bite.

Vanilla Extract: A touch of vanilla extract enhances the overall flavour, adding a hint of warmth and sweetness to the scones.

Blueberries (Frozen): Bursting with sweet-tart juiciness, blueberries are the star of this recipe. They infuse the scones with their vibrant colour and provide delightful pockets of fruity goodness.

alternative ingredients

  • Swap out the thyme for fresh lavender buds to create blueberry lavender scones with a fragrant floral note.
  • Instead of orange zest, try lemon zest for a zingy and citrusy twist that pairs beautifully with blueberries.

Preparation Tips for Blueberry Scones

Keep the butter cold: To achieve flaky scones, ensure your butter is cold. Incorporate the butter into the dough while it’s still chilled, and avoid overmixing to preserve those lovely buttery pockets.

Gently fold in the blueberries: Whether fresh or frozen, gently fold the blueberries into the dough to avoid smashing them. This ensures even distribution and prevents the dough from turning purple.

Chill the dough: After shaping the scones, pop them in the fridge for around 15-20 minutes. Chilling the dough before baking helps the scones maintain their shape and height during the baking process.

Serving Tips for Blueberry Scones

Drizzle with Lemon Syrup: Prepare a tangy syrup by combining lemon juice, icing sugar, and lemon zest. Drizzle it over the warm scones for a delightful citrus kick.

Enjoy with Clotted Cream and Jam: Serve your blueberry scones with a dollop of creamy clotted cream and your favourite fruity jam for a classic and indulgent treat.

Pair with a Cup of Tea or Coffee: The warm and comforting flavours of blueberry scones perfectly complement a steaming cup of tea or coffee. Savour the moment of bliss.

storage tips

Store in an airtight container: Once cooled completely, store your blueberry scones in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days. Refresh them in a preheated oven for a few minutes before enjoying them again.

Blueberry Scones

Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp thyme, (optional)
  • 2 tbsp orange zest, (optional)
  • ½ cup heavy cream, additional 2 tbsp. for brushing
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½  tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries, frozen


  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 3-4 tbsp icing sugar
  • lemon zest


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • In a medium-sized bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, thyme and orange zest. Add the cold butter and crumble together using either your hands, a dough blender (professional pastry cutter –available from Amazon) or two forks. Add the blueberries and toss all ingredients together.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the heavy cream, egg and vanilla extract. Drizzle the wet ingredients over the flour mixture, and combine until all the dry ingredients are moistened. 
  • Pour the dough onto a flour-dusted counter, and shape it with your hands into a round disc shape. Take a sharp knife and divide your dough disc into 8 wedges. 
  • Put your 8 scones onto a baking sheet, make sure to line the baking sheet with parchment paper before placing your scones. Leave enough room between the scones to rise, a couple of inches is fine. Brush your scones with the left-over heavy cream.
  • Place the baking sheet in your pre-heated oven and bake for 20 to 25 mins, or until the edges are golden brown. Let the scones cool before you serve them.
  • Serve in individual bowls while hot. Garnish with berries and a drizzle of agave syrup (optional).

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