Once there was a blueberry scone. She was good and reliable. One day she felt bored and tired of her soggy blueberries. She thought about her friend, the other blueberry scone. The one with the dried blueberries. The shriveled up blueberries reminded her of raisin bran. “It’s time for a change,” she thought. So she grabbed her friend, and they headed over to Brownie Mischief for a makeover.
That’s how Blueberry Ripple Scones were born, at least in my imagination. These scones are the new and improved, elevated version of blueberry scones. They have a ribbon of sweet blueberry compote swirling through the tender vanilla dough, making them look beautiful and taste delicious. Although the blueberry compote is quick to make, it requires a little more effort than simply folding blueberries into the dough. But it’s definitely worth it. I like to make my compote the night before, then it’s ready to go when I make my scones in the morning.
- 1 3/4 cups (7 7/8 oz or 226g) all purpose flour, sifted
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 7 tablespoons (3 1/2 oz or 100g) cold, unsalted butter, cubed
- 1/2 cup (4 oz or 113g) cold heavy cream Plus more for tops
- 1/4 cup (2 oz or 57g) cold sour cream
- 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup (3 1/2 oz or 100g) blueberry compote Recipe below
- coarse sugar for tops
- 3/4 cup (4 oz or 113g) blueberries
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Work the butter into the flour with your fingertips or with a pastry blender, until pea size pieces form.
- In a small bowl whisk together the heavy cream, sour cream and vanilla.
- Stir the cream mixture into flour mixture until a shaggy dough is formed.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Pat the dough into an oval. Spoon dollops of blueberry compote onto the dough. Fold the dough over onto itself 3 times.
- Form the dough into a 1-inch thick round, about 6 1/2-inches in diameter. Cut the dough into 8 wedges.
- Place the scones 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Chill the scones in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
- Heat your oven to 375ºF. Brush the tops of scones with heavy cream. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
- Bake until the edges look golden brown, about 18-22 minutes.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook the blueberries, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice, stirring until the sugar is dissolved and the blueberries start to release their juices.
- Turn the heat down to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick and jammy, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Cover and store in refrigerator until ready to use.
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