bon vivant tuesday: get it started

morning world. 
for bon vivant tuesday, my favorite breakfast treat....
blueberry oat scones

the absolute best scone recipe....ever. 
cross my heart.
a great recipe for home but also easy enough to take with you on an adventure.
when mr c and i go sailing, i mix all the dry ingredients before we leave, toss in a ziplock and then just add milk, butter, vanilla and blueberries the morning of. 

3 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
11 tablespoons (1 stick plus 3 tablespoons) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup plus 3 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (about 5 1/2 ounces) or chocolate chips
1 3/4 cups chilled half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 teaspoons raw sugar*


position 1 rack in top third and 1 rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 350°F. line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and coarse salt in processor; blend 5 seconds. add butter. using on/off turns, blend until mixture resembles coarse meal. transfer mixture to large bowl. add 1 cup oats and blueberries; stir to blend evenly.
stir half and half and vanilla in small bowl. gradually add to flour mixture, tossing until dough just comes together (dough will be very moist).
using 1/2-cup measuring cup for each scone, drop dough in mounds onto prepared baking sheets, spacing 3 inches apart. sprinkle tops with remaining 3 tablespoons oats, then raw sugar.
bake 15 minutes. reverse sheets and continue baking until scones are golden and tester inserted into center from side comes out clean, about 12 minutes longer. transfer scones to rack and cool slightly. serve warm or at room temperature.

*also called turbinado or demerara sugar; available at most supermarkets and at natural foods stores.

cherrio ~ mrs m

1 comment:

Naima Alam said...

Hi there! I came across your blog when I Googled an image and fell in love with the picture of the bed with the light coming in through the wall (jali?) behind it. Then I noticed this recipe. YUM. I was wondering (pardon my ignorance): When you say "reverse sheets" does that mean you switch the two baking trays so that the bottom one goes on top and vice versa? And after the sheets are "reversed" do you bake the scones for 12 more minutes? Thanks! - Naima