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Recipe: Buttermilk scones with BC Blueberries

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WATCH: Chef Kiko Nakata of Miku shows how to use BC Blueberries to make delicious buttermilk scones – Nov 14, 2020

Cool weather has arrived, which means it’s time to dig into those comfort food recipes.

Chef Kiko Nakata from Miku restaurant is here with a simple and satisfying recipe for blueberry buttermilk scones that will help you forget that the temperatures are dropping outside.

Ingredients

For scones

  • AP flour: 380 g
  • Sugar: 87 g
  • Baking powder: 19 g
  • Salt: 6 g
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Salted butter: (cold) 96 g
  • Frozen blueberries: 150 g
  • Buttermilk: 288 g
  • OPTIONAL: coarse sugar For sprinkling

For egg wash

  • Egg: 2
  • Milk: 100 g

Method

  1. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and lemon zest into standing mixer with paddle attachment
  2. Mix until combined
  3. Cut butter into 1 inch chunks and add to mixer. Mix on low until butter chunks are pea sized.
  4. Add buttermilk, mix until just combined
  5. Keep the blueberries in the freezer right up until you mix them into the dough to prevent any bleeding
  6. Add blueberries and mix until just combined. Don’t overmix or the scones will be overly chewy and turn purple!
  7. Cut into 8-10 pieces, brush with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar
  8. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until golden and fully cooked
  9. Serve warm with clotted cream and jam
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