One of my New Year resolutions is to dive into the baking world and begin to master the art of home baking.
Luckily, my gorgeous husband bought me the unbelievably beautiful Huckleberry baking bible written by the gorgeous Zoe Nathan and I couldn’t be feeling any more inspired. Not only is the food photography breath taking but each recipe is detailed is such a way you feel as though Zoe is standing right next to you helping you step-by-step stir together the most perfect batch of muffins. Zoe is completely generous when imparting her baking wisdom, knowledge and tips and you can see the detail, thought and years of refinement that have gone into each and every recipe.
None more so, than these blueberry studded scones. Yes, they contain sugar but I’ve cooked these up as a special treat for my family. It’s certainly not a recipe I would pop into a weekly routine but its the most wonderful scone recipe that should be enjoyed every once in a while. Zoe’s method of handling the dough as little as possible is what creates the most wonderfully short and buttery scones and the blueberries strewn throughout create little pockets of molten blueberry jam that are beyond heavenly.
However, the egg wash that adorns each scone, as well as the sprinkling of caster sugar is what takes these scones to the highest heights of deliciousness for me. Once in the oven the rich egg yolk/cream mixture and sugar caramelise thus creating the most fantastic golden crust imaginable, which contrasts beautifully against the light, fluffy, buttery interior.
If you’d love to master the art of creating the perfect scone, this recipe is for you. Happy baking beautiful.
To create your own very best blueberry scones. ever. simply…