Fresh blackberries and a vibrant pop of lime make these scones irresistible!
2 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 granulated cup sugar
2 teaspoons lime zest
1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, VERY cold and cut into tiny pieces
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons whole milk
1 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen (If using frozen, do not thaw first)
For the egg wash:
1 large egg, beaten
1 teaspoon milk or water
2 tablespoons granulated sugar, for sprinkling
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
Preheat oven to 400°(F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
In a large bowl, add flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and lime zest; whisk well to combine. Quickly cut the butter into small cubes then work them into the mixture (using your fingers, two forks, or a pastry cutter) until lit resembles a coarse meal. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk, then add to flour mixture. Use the fork to stir everything together until just moistened.
Add blackberries and gently stir into dough. Don’t worry if some of the berries break up a bit.
Empty the loose dough out onto a clean, floured work surface, then shape the dough into an 8-inch circle.
Cut the dough into 8 wedges and carefully transfer to the prepared sheet.
Lightly brush each scones with the egg wash, then sprinkle the top of each scone with sugar.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until light golden brown.
Allow scones to cool on the baking sheet while you make the glaze.
For the glaze:
In a small bowl whisk together the lime juice and confectioners sugar. Drizzle over warm scones and serve at once.
Fresh or frozen blackberries may be used, if using frozen, don't thaw first. If scone dough feels wet or warm, place it in the fridge for a few minutes.
Serving Size1 scone
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Recipe by Baker by Nature at https://bakerbynature.com/blackberry-lime-scones/