Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Blackberry Scones

I thought it would be a good idea to do something different last weekend so we went and picked our own blackberries.  We have picked apples for a few years but this was a first for blackberries.  I found a place close to our house at the shore and the fruit is pesticide free which is always a plus.  The Berry Farm At Colts Neck is right behind the well known and always crowded Delicious Orchards store.  After picking our blackberries we went there to get some cider donuts, a blueberry pie, some zucchini, and a few green tomatoes.  They also have a farm a few minutes from this one that you can pick your own peaches and nectarines which I hope to do some time soon.  This recipe is from

2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, frozen
1/2 cup sour cream, cold
1 egg
1 tbsp grated lemon zest
8 oz blackberries
course sugar for sprinkling

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Using a grater, grate frozen butter into flour mixture or cut the butter into small cubes and then work in with your fingers until the mixture looks like coarse meal.

In a small bowl whisk sour cream, egg and lemon zest with a fork and then add to flour and butter mixture. Use a fork to stir everything together until just moistened.  

Add blackberries and gently stir into the dough.  Its almost impossible to mix and not squish a blackberry or two but that will give the dough a little color.  

Empty the loose dough onto a clean floured work surface and then shape the dough into a circle.  Cut the dough into 8 wedges.

Carefully transfer to a baking sheet.  Sprinkle the top of each scone with the coarse sugar and bake for 13-15 minutes or until they are light golden brown. 

Cool for 10 to 15 minutes.  Serve warm or cold.

Enjoy!  Susan


  1. I've never seen a recipe for blackberry scones before. Must try! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I have some fresh blackberries that will be perfect in this recipe, can't wait to try it. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. I love scones. These look so yummy!! Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!!
    Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

  4. These look absolutely delicious! I grew up with a wild blackberry patch just behind my house and eating them takes me back to the good ol' days of picking them with my little brother and sister :) I'll definitely have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing. New follower! Yay for being blog friends!

  5. These look simply delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at Foodie Friends Friday and make sure to come back next week and share some more!


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