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Eggless Blueberry Scones drizzled with lemon glaze over a marble surface.
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Easy Eggless Blueberry Scones

These Easy Eggless Blueberry Scones are tender and buttery with a crisp outer layer. They are made with simple ingredients, one bowl, and two hands in just a few minutes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine European
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 scones
Calories 398kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (280 g) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup (67 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ½ cup (115 g) unsalted butter, frozen and cut into small cubes or grated
  • 1 cup (180 g) blueberries (see notes)
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) heavy cream, cold
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Glaze:

  • 1 cup (120 g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, and lemon zest.
  • Add the frozen diced butter and using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Create a small well in the center of the flour mixture. Pour the heavy cream and vanilla into the well and stir with a fork until the dough comes together.
  • Toss in the blueberries and mix gently with your hands to combine.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Fold dough in half over itself and gently flatten. Rotate the dough 90 degrees and fold it over itself and flatten again. Repeat this step 2 more times, taking care to not overwork the dough. Then, form into an 8-inch disk, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, cut the disk into 8 wedges with a sharp knife.
  • Transfer to a parchment-lined cookie sheet and pop your tray into your fridge for 15 minutes while you heat the oven.
  • Preheat oven to 400º F (200º C).
  • Brush the scones with heavy cream and bake for about 18 to 20 minutes or until risen and golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool down a little before serving.

Prepare the glaze (optional):

  • Mix the glaze ingredients in a small bowl until smooth.
  • Drizzle glaze over scones and serve.

Notes

 
Blueberries: use fresh or frozen. If frozen, do not thaw.
Leftover Scones: Leftover scones keep well at room temperature for 3 days or in the refrigerator for 5 days.
Freeze Unbaked Scones: Freeze scone dough wedges or rounds on a plate or baking sheet for 1 hour or until relatively frozen. Then, place them in a single layer in a freezer-friendly bag or container. Freeze for up to a month. Ready to eat them? Bake from frozen, adding a few minutes to the bake time in the recipe below. Or thaw overnight, then bake as directed.
Freeze Baked Scones: Allow the cooked scones to cool completely and then freeze in an airtight container for 2 months.
Make Ahead: Prepare the dough as instructed, cut it into wedges, and then wrap each scone in plastic wrap before storing it in an airtight container (or Ziploc bag) in the refrigerator overnight or for up to three days. When ready to bake them, preheat the oven, brush the tops with heavy cream, and bake as instructed.
Recipe Tips:
  • Butter. For best results, toss your butter in the freezer 15 minutes to an hour before you begin making this recipe. You will create crumbs when you cut the frozen butter into the dry ingredients. These crumbs are essential to have scones with a flaky center while keeping the edges crumbly and crisp.
  • Don’t overwork scone dough. It’s important to not overwork the dough and never roll it too thin. Doing so will make the scone lose the flaky, moist, and delicious crumbly texture.
  • Refrigerate before baking. Keeping scone dough as cold as possible prevents over-spreading, so don’t skip this step, please.
  • Keep your eyes open. Overbaked scones will be dry and hard, so pay attention to them while they’re in the oven.
 
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate, and it can vary depending on the products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g