If you’re looking for a lemon blueberry scones recipe that results in super buttery English scones, that are packed with delicious blueberries and topped with some caramelised brown sugar to give it a delicious extra bit of crunch, then you’re in the right place.
I first made these blueberry scones by myself on a Saturday morning. Then I ate them. All of them. Then I made these scones with a friend, on a Friday evening. And then we ate them. And THEN I made these scones on a Sunday afternoon with my fiancée. And she ate them. And THEN…do you see where I’m going with this, bestie?
It’s actually taken me over a year to write this post. Not because I had trouble writing, or because the recipe needed refining. It’s taken me a year to write this post because every time I baked these scones, they’d get eaten before I could take photos of them. (This is not a joke.)
What are scones?
A scone is a somewhat-buttery British baked good with a short, crumbly texture. It’s typically served with tea (though a slow start to the morning with blueberry scones and coffee in bed is one of my recurring fantasies).
Though there are some similarities (especially in their ingredients and looks), the British scone is distinctly different from the American biscuit. While biscuits are super buttery and designed to flake, a scone is just kinda buttery, and will crumble. Traditionally, scones are designed to be served alongside clotted cream or jam, while biscuits are served with a savoury dish.
This recipe deviates ever so slightly from the traditional British recipe in order to make that perfect bakery-style Lemon & Blueberry Scone. It’s ever so slightly more indulgent that your traditional scone, and that means that you don’t need to add any additional toppings…though you can if you want to. I won’t judge. Promise!
If you like, you’re can also check out my Lemon Blueberry Scones recipe video on Youtube!
How do you pronounce scone?
How to pronounce “scone” has been a battle raging for centuries. While some will tell you adamantly that the word is pronounced “scon”, others will fervently retort that it’s pronounced “sc-own”. There’s only one thing I can tell you for sure. No matter which way you say it, someone somewhere will be offended!
As for me? I’ve grown up saying “sc-own”, so it sounds right. “Scon” just doesn’t bring up that picture of a delicious scone to me.
3 secrets to making perfect scones
Cold Ingredients Only
You gotta keep it cool, bestie. And by that I mean your ingredients (*you* are always cool.). The butter, the egg, and the cream – make sure to keep them refrigerated until you’re ready to make your scone dough. This results in the butter melting once your scones are actually in the oven, and that results in that a perfect flaky scone that I know you’ll love.
Don’t Overmix the Dough
The goal here is yummy crumbly (but not too crumbly) scones, and overmixing dough results in something that is dense, and tough, and chewy. While I use an electric mixer for this recipe, it’s totally fine to mix by hand if you’re worried about overmixing your dough.
Chill the Dough before Baking
This goes back to using cold ingredients in point 1, but we don’t want the butter to melt before the baking begins, and while using cold ingredients is a good start, your hands might actually warm up the dough while you’re working with it too: toss the prepared dough into the fridge for 10-15 minutes before baking as an extra precaution!
Flavour Variations to Try
A great thing about this recipe for scones is that it’s fairly easy to switch things around. So, if you’re the adventurous type, go ahead and work up some different variations. Heck! Let me know in the comments (or tag me on Instagram so I can see your scones. Lemon Blueberry Scones, or chocolate chip ones, or blueberry scones…I think they all look great!). Here are three ideas to get you started:
- Orange zest and cranberries
- Chocolate chips
- Freeze dried strawberries and lime zest
Other delicious recipes to try
Lemon and blueberry scones are the bomb. But here are some more recipes I know you’ll also love:
- Fluffy, Fluffy Pancakes (No buttermilk version)
- Japanese Pancakes
- Lemon Raspberry Madeleines
- Orange-Blueberry Smoothie
- Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake
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So…have you made this Lemon Blueberry Scones recipe yet? What about a variation? How do you pronounce ‘scone’? Let me know in the comments below.