Sunday, July 22, 2012

Orange Glazed Blueberry Scones

With blueberries in abundance right now, not to mention affordable, I've been having fun making some of our favorite summer sweets.  One of those is blueberry scones.  But with the heat of the summer, the last thing I really want to do is roll out dough.  
And sometimes I'm lazy.  
That's why I love this recipe.  
You throw the dough together and drop it in heaps on the baking sheet.  
Simple.  
And no chilling, rolling and cutting dough into triangles.


Let me tell ya, the star here is definitely the orange glaze.  Without it, these are just ordinary scones.  With it, they are really something special.  
Trust me.  
As far as a glaze is concerned, 
you just can't go wrong with melted butter, fresh squeezed orange juice and powdered sugar.  
I could drink it.


You can find the recipe here.


I may or may not have eaten 4 of these just while taking the photos.

Tip:  To make the glaze super easy to drizzle on your scones, as well as super cute, I like to use those plastic cake decorating squeeze bottles available in the cake decorating department of the grocery store.  They're cheap and also perfect for storing your homemade snow cone syrup. 


What are your favorite blueberry recipes?

22 comments:

  1. These look delicious! I pinned the recipe. Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. These look so delicious, I so much prefer scones to muffins because they are less sweet. And blueberry and orange together are always heavenly! Here is one of my favorite blueberry recipes...has peaches too....also in season! http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/07/cornmeal-drop-biscuit-peach-blueberry-cobbler/

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
    Kate

    http://something-ivory.blogspot.com/

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  3. Yummmy. Right now, I am addicted to blueberries. :) I am off to check out the recipe.

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  4. Did you get a new camera? Great shots. :)

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    1. Yes, I did! And thanks! I'm having fun learning to use it, even though I don't understand any of it! LOL! :)

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    2. I totally get it! These look great, though. I have been using my son's camera and I have been trying to improve (I've a long way to go!). :)

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  5. Hmmmm, sounds delish! Your photos are wonderful. Wish I could just pick up one of those and enjoy. I made orange-cranberry scones this morning. Will have to try the glaze next time. Thanks for sharing!

    xo
    Pat

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  6. These look delicious! I'm pinning it to remember to make for Sunday brunch next week! Yummers!

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  7. These looked so delicious this morning when I saw your post that I made them for breakfast! And they were so good... my family loved them. Thanks for sharing! (And gorgeous photos by the way.)

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    1. Yay! Aren't they good? :) and thanks! Enjoy your day!

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  8. Mmmm mmmm...can't wait to try these. Do you think frozen blueberries would work? We always have the big Costco ones in the freezer. We love blueberry pancakes and smoothies around here and EVERY time we are asked to bring a desert or side dish to an event, I ALWAYS make my great grandma's recipe for cobbler. I even melt the butter in the oven in the pan....just like she did :).

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    1. Hi Kelly, yes, I definitely think frozen blueberries would work but I wouldn't thaw them out. Just add to the batter frozen so they won't smash and turn it completely blue. :)

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    2. Thanks for the tip!
      Making these tomorrow then :)

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    3. MADE 'em! Oh my word....I ate 3 in a row right out of the oven. DE-LISH!
      Thanks for posting the recipe.
      It's officially been added to my repertoir

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  9. My mouth is watering...my two favorite flavors-blueberry and orange!!
    Susan

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  10. Sounds delis! My favorite blueberry recipe is my great grandmother's Blueberry Cobbler! Mmmmm...I'd like to have some right now!

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  11. I have been using an old pioneer recipe for blueberry muffin cakes for years. My kids love it but my older son really loves citrus, so I think your recipe is one I will try tomorrow. He's only 7, but he's quite the foodie for such a youngster! Can't wait to try your recipe!

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  12. Yum! Your scones look delicious. I love scones with berries in them. I'll have to try your recipe.

    My favorite blueberry recipe is a blueberry tart, which I shared here: http://mylittlebungalow.blogspot.com/2011/08/blueberry-tart.html. It's super delicious! Give it a try and let me know what you think!
    Claudia

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  13. Those sound beyond wonderful. I found you through Debbiedoo...so I know your blog is a good one. Well,, actually, you had me at YOUR name. I am your newest follower- xo Diana

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  14. Thanks for posting about the scones! I made them for our Olympic Opening Ceremony Party and they were the hit of the party. Super easy to make and delicious! I had extra glaze left so I used it for a fruit pizza that I made for company the next day, and they think I am absolutely the best cook in the world (which I didn't bother to correct...)you are right, a little butter, orange juice and powdered sugar- Delish!!!
    Kate

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  15. Do you have to use unbleached flour?

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  16. Goodness, I don't know if I've ever clicked on a recipe faster! These look so gosh darn yummy, I can't wait to make them for my housemates, although I'm sure they'll disappear so quickly I'll barely have any myself. I normally don't really like orange juice, but that glaze does sound like a really nice flavor addition to the scones. Does it ruin the texture to use parchment paper to avoid sticking on the pan?

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