“ugly” blueberry scones

This is the name my grandfather has dubbed my blueberry scones. They are a kind of gray-blue color, and lumpy looking. But OH SO GOOD! I love how he said it to me “They are tasty, but man are they ugly!”
and I agreed!
Meanwhile ugly or not, the 2 dozen I made on christmas morning for my whole large family disappeared before I even had a chance to get one. these are easy to make though, and so I make them often. Even my husband, who does not like blueberries fresh eats these up! they kind of taste like a blueberry pancake.

So here is the recipe:

2 cups all-purpose flour
6 tbsp salted butter
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh) -( i use frozen, after trying both frozen and fresh the scones are more moist and have a better flavor with the frozen. I was shocked!)

Preheat oven to 400(F). In a bowl, combine flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir together. Cut butter into pieces. Add butter pieces to dry mixture. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, incorporate butter pieces until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.(i use my fingers its easier)
In a separate bowl combine egg, 2/3 cup buttermilk and vanilla. Add blueberries to dry mixture. Carefully coat blueberries with dry mixture. This will also prevent blue “bleed.” Create a well in the center of mixture. Add buttermilk mixture all at once to the well. Carefully combine, just until moistened. (mine “bleed” but that’s what makes them ‘ugly’ and taste good too)

Here is where I divert from the recipe: I spray the tinfoil covered cookie sheet with PAM and then I use a 1/4 measuring cup and spoon out the batter on to a cookie sheet covered in tinfoil. If you forget to spray it its nota big deal. Sometimes I sprinkle sugar on the tops of the scones but thats about it. I didn’t notice a difference between brushing buttermilk on top of the scones or not, so I usually skip that.

The blog that posted the originals has pictures, which is helpful! again here is the recipe: http://www.averagebetty.com/recipes/buttermilk-blueberry-scones-recipe/

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ugly and yummy

Grandparents Humor

The other night we had dinner at my grandparents home, as we often do. After dinner and cleaning up, my grandparents watch TV while I play with my daughter, on the floor. With nothing else on they turn on the Country Music Awards. As they are flashing to various stars in the crowds my grandmother comments on the cowboy hats preferred by many of the men. She calls them ugly, and continues to express her dislike for the cowboy hats. Finally she asks why do the men wear them at all? Anyone sitting behind them cant see around the hat. My grandfather gives her the best answer I could have heard “To them its like wearing a yarmulke in schule”  (schule = jewish synagogue)

I cracked up! Only my grandparents would relate a Country music fashion, with our religious clothing! HAHAHA