Mother’s day is just around the corner (eeek!!!!)
What are your plans? I am heading back to Iowa for one of my bestie’s bridal showers and hanging with my parents on Sunday. I asked my Ma (yeah I call her Ma) what she wanted to do and she said “I just want to drink coffee on the porch and have brunch at home.” Doesn’t that sound just delightful? I am so looking forward to it. I love drinking coffee, I love porches, I love brunch, and I really love hanging with my Ma.
These Blueberry Almond Scones are also delightful and are peeeeeerfect for Mother’s Day. They’re cheery, light, fluffy, pair so well with coffee (my mom likes that), and are so pretty. Look at those blueberries!
I love how fresh fruit turns amazing colors when baked. I mean you can’t find that deep purple anywhere else – seriously you can’t. Fruit is just pretty…almost too pretty eat. Naahhhh. Never.
I always say this, but it’s true. These are not that hard to make – don’t be scurrred because you have to make a dough and use a pastry blender (or your hands!). You just have to be gentle because of the b-e-A-utiful blueberries (name that movie!) – we don’t want to smoosh them.
So you just mix some flour, baking soda, suga, and butta in a bowl with a pastry blender or your hands until course crumbles form. Add blueberries and almonds and gently mix then finally add some buttamilk, egg, and vanilla then GENTLY fold. Kneed a little and then roll, cut, and bake.
So what are you getting your Ma for Mother’s Day besides making her these scones? Need some ideas? Here are a few last minute cutesy stuff that I know my Ma would like and yours might too!
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I gave these MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Reading Glasses Black X1.5 to my Ma and she loved them. She looked darn cute too!
For more ideas you can visit Amazon’s Mother’s Day Gift pages. Great ideas!
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 2½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 container fresh blueberries (you can more if you would)
- ½ cup slivered almonds
- ¾ cup (1 stick + 4 tablespoons) of butter, cold and cut into cubes
- ¼ cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons water
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat. Flour a clean surface in your kitchen to eventually kneed the dough.
- In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or your fingers until course crumbs form.
- Gently mix in blueberries and slivered almonds with your hands.
- In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup mix buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla. Add to the dough mixture and gently mix with your hands. Dough will be sticky.
- Place sticky dough on a well floured service. Gently kneed, add a little flour if needed, until the dough comes together.
- Roll the dough out and cut scones with a round biscuit or cookie cutter. You could also cut them into triangles with a knife. Gently roll the extra dough into a ball, roll out again, and continue cutting the scones until all the dough has been used.
- Place scones on the baking sheet and bake for 15-17 minutes. Mine took 17. Let cool completely before adding the glaze on top.
- To make the glaze, whisk all the ingredients in a bowl using just 1 tablespoon of water at first. If glaze is too thick add ½ teaspoon more at a time until you reach a slightly running consistency. If the glaze is too thin, it will run off the scones. If the glaze ends up being too runny, let it sit out for 15 minutes until it thickens up, then stir. Pour glaze over scones and let sit until glaze hardens.