Blueberry and buttermilk scones with blueberry jam
Add more blueberries to your diet and make a quick and easy breakfast treat with these light and fruity blueberry and buttermilk scones.
If you can’t find buttermilk, try this simple swap instead; use ordinary milk with a squeeze of lemon juice or 1 tsp cider vinegar to sour it.
Makes: approx. 12 Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes
For the blueberry jam
- 400g BerryWorld blueberries
- 200g caster sugar
- Zest and juice of 1 large orange
For the scones
- 150g BerryWorld blueberries
- 350g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 100g salted butter, cubed
- 50g caster sugar
- Zest of 1 orange
- 175ml buttermilk
- 1 tbsp milk
What to do
- First make the blueberry jam. Place the blueberries, sugar, zest and juice of the orange in a large heavy based pan. Allow the sugar to dissolve over a medium heat then increase the heat and allow to boil for approximately 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent it catching on the bottom of the pan. Allow to cool a little then spoon into sterilised jars. Cover with a lid when completely cooled and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- To make the scones, preheat oven 220c/200c fan/gas 6. Wash and pat dry the blueberries, dust in a little flour.
- Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl. Rub in the butter using your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Stir in the caster sugar, orange zest and blueberries, make a well in the centre and pour in the buttermilk and milk, mix together with a knife until you have a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead very lightly, pat into a round 4cm thick.
- Cut out scones using a 5 cm fluted cutter, place on a lightly greased baking tray. Brush the tops with a little milk.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until risen and golden, cool on a wire rack.
- Serve split in half topped with the blueberry jam.
Recipe courtesy of BerryWorld
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