In the “New” and Fresh Blueberry Scones

by Joanne on September 27, 2011

First things first. Are you ready for FOFF?  Peggy is.  Check out her take on Carla’s Babbaganoush.  Peggy also made the biscuits and loved both recipes. Join the fun! Easy to make dip, Babbaganoush and easy to make biscuits.  We’re posting on Thursday.  If you don’t have Carla’s book and you want to cook along, please email me for the recipe.

Second things…second.   Check it out. New floor is almost done.


Third, New Stuff!  The HAMMER shirt!  It was a gift from HAMMER Nutrition.  That’s my smarmy look.


*This is NOT a fashion show, just a NEW celebration!

The cute suit (check out the back – love it!) from Athleta


Loving the suit but … didn’t get to use it.  Utica was having some thunder and lightening so MVCC decided to cancel swimming classes.  We have no clue why the storm was a hazard for an indoor pool unless the new construction hadn’t been finished to provide backup power if there was an outage.  Still, the fitness center was open and if the power DID go out, we can all imagine those folks using the treadmills FLYING through the new glass, full wall windows as the machines came to an abrupt HALT.  I find it hard to believe swimming in the dark was more dangerous than that. Oh well… looks like the new suit gets it’s debut Wednesday night.  

Does swimming make you hungry? …. Mrs. Humphries SCONES!

From page 63 of King Arthur Flour cookbook


“Mrs. Humphries was an elderly English woman who lived in the little pink house across the street from Liza Bernard’s parents.  Her scones are rich and delicious.”


Makes 12


  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar + 1 TBS
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 1/2 TBS unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • sugar to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 425 F. Spray a baking sheet with non stick spray.

Combine the flour with sugar, baking powder.  Rub in the butter with your fingertips. 

Add the egg, vanilla, lemon and milk.  Stir just until mixed.  Blend in VERY GENTLY, the blueberries.

Drop by LARGE tablespoons on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar and bake for 12 – 15 minutes.


Melt in your mouth and I’m NOT kidding.


So good.


These scones are no more. Mum an Dad took the batch back with them to S.C.  Ted and I have none. Sad smile

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  • At 2011.09.28 01:24, Treat and Trick said:

    Great combo and looks fantastic! Love that airy Athleta suit ….

    • At 2011.09.28 10:17, Joanne said:

      Thanks. Athleta stuff feels great as well.

      • At 2011.09.28 08:31, Heather said:

        Joanne!!! I was JUST looking at that suit on Monday and sent it to my husband to see if he liked it before I bought it!!!!!! Good taste, sister…….. 🙂
        Scones have to be one of my most favorite pastries. I like to treat myself to one when we go to brunch. LOVE.

        • At 2011.09.28 10:18, Joanne said:

          It’s such a nice suit. But I wish I had bought it when it was on sale. 🙁

          • At 2011.09.28 11:02, Gera@Sweets Foods Blog said:

            Hi Joanne,

            Great to see your floor is almost ready!

            Swimming like other aerobic exercises makes hungry a lot and thirsty too, funny as you’re in the water!

            Really my sweet tooth is at maximum with those wonderful scones 🙂



            • At 2011.09.28 15:57, Joanne said:

              Thanks Gera!

              • At 2011.09.28 12:36, easyfoodsmith said:

                The scones look delicious!! I have never made them ever. But looking at these, I think I must try them soon!

                • At 2011.09.28 15:58, Joanne said:

                  You HAVE to try making scones. They are such an afternoon treat that you can’t miss.

                  • At 2011.09.28 12:49, Ali @ Peaches and Football said:

                    Wow, the back of that suit is stunning! I love the cut-outs on it.

                    Any type of baked good I love. The scones look delicious, as usual. 🙂

                    • At 2011.09.28 15:58, Joanne said:

                      Thanks. I just love the pattern on the suit.

                      • At 2011.09.29 23:50, BigFatBaker said:

                        I used to be a swimmer and I was always STARVING after practices. I would have loved it if my mom would have made delicious fresh blueberry scones for my early mornings 😉 Great recipe!

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