Blueberry Scones With Orange Glaze

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Typically, blueberry scones are matched with a lemon glaze. While I’m a big lover of anything lemons, this is that one instance when I prefer an orange glaze over lemon. The blueberries I had were bit tart, so it matched really well with the sweetness of the orange. This scone recipe, however, is just perfection. Not too complicated, no surprises, not overly sweet and just perfectly tender and sumptuous.

The trick is to make sure that everything is chilled. Normally when baking, it’s ideal to keep everything at room temperature. In this case, however, it’s quite the opposite. This requires chilled butter, cold heavy cream and even the egg. It truly helps to keep the scones tender and flaky. Baking these in a very hot oven (400 degrees F) “shocks” the chilled dough, making them rise much better and become even flakier.

Scones can be eaten right away while still warm, or store in airtight containers, preferably wrapped in wax or parchment paper. You can easily warm cold scones either in a toaster oven for a crispy outside or just zap it in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds.

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Mini Blueberry Cupcakes

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I adore anything minis, so when I was asked to make something with blueberries, I immediately jumped into action and baked these mini blueberry cupcakes. These are moist and tender, and just the perfect amount of sweetness. The recipe is based from Jordan Marsh’s Blueberry Muffins, although I did make some small changes into it. The recipe calls this as muffins, but I think the recipe is more of for cupcakes. I excluded the mashing of blueberries and added a little bit of cinnamon into the batter. I reduced the amount of sugar, and added a couple of tablespoons of sour cream for that extra tenderness. I was contemplating whether to frost this mini cupcakes, but I think that these are already good as it is, so I didn’t bother with frosting. This has become one of my favorite on-the-go snacks at work!

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