Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blackberry & Cream Scones

My mother recently sent me home with some frozen blackberries from her freezer, and I was in a scone-baking mood anyway so that cinched it. Then, I realized I had some whipping cream in the fridge leftover from another recipe, and I wondered what it would be like to substitute that for the milk. The result was a wonderfully light and moist scone, and is there any taste better than a hot berry bursting in your mouth? Mmm!

Blackberry & Cream Scones

2 cups all purpose-flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons margarine, chilled
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 egg
1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a scone pan with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add 6 tablespoons of chilled margarine and combine using a pastry blender until the mixture consists of pea-sized crumbs. Stir in berries. In separate bowl, whisk whipping cream and egg. Add to dry ingredients and stir just until blended. Spoon batter into pan and bake for 17 minutes or until lightly browned. Yields about 8 large or 16 mini-sized scones.


GardenofDaisies said...

These look delicious! Just bursting with berries, which is just the way I like them! I love your scone pan!

parTea lady said...

Those blackberry scones look delicious. I think that I may have to add a scone pan to my baking tools - handy for those doughs that are a bit stickier.

Steph said...


Bernideen said...

Angela - these look delicious - thanks for the demo and recipe!

Marilyn said...

They look wonderful and love blackberries.


Sounds just perfect for a wet rainy day here in St. Simons Isl. Too gloomy to go out so hot tea and scones will be perfect. I'll have to sub blueberries. Love the scone pan, I think I'd like using that. Thanks Angela.

Linda J. said...

Oh, yummy! Pass a scone this way, please.

I have been so tempted to buy a scone pan. Your beautiful photo may be the motivation I need.

Anonymous said...

Delicious post, Angela!
Thanks so much for sharing the recipe and your photos are lovely.
Have a great day, Joanie

Ginger said...

Yum. I'll save this recipe for summer when I have fresh blackberries.

May G said...

I added a teaspoon of sugar even though the recipes did not call for any. I guess our blackberries were not very sweet because the scones were not even slightly sweet. they were very rich and delicious (my daughter added a little honey to them).