101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: Whole Wheat Buttermilk Blueberry Cream Cheese Scones

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Blueberry Cream Cheese Scones

First a quick update to a favorite recipe. My buttermilk blueberry scones were a big hit but my wife wanted more. Specifically she wanted cream cheese. So with my daughter and son-in-law visiting, a modification was needed. And just enough changes that it is easier just to do a new post and recipe link.


The cream cheese needed to melt in globs so about an hour before hand I cut the cream cheese into small cubes and froze them. I added this along with the blueberries. The dough needed to be softer to form around all the goodies so the buttermilk needed to be increased to 3/4 cup.

Rating 9.7

Notes: Still a much lighter texture than most scones.

Time 30 minutes total

Tools: nothing special

Ingredients:
1 1/2 C All purpose flour
1/2 C Whole wheat flour
3 T sugar
2 1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t baking soda
3/4 t salt
4 oz unsalted butter
1 C blueberries
4 oz cream cheese cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch cubes and frozen
1 large egg
3/4 C  buttermilk
1/2 t vanilla

Coating:
1 egg
additional sugar

Instructions:
1) At least one hour before prep. Cut cream cheese in to small 1/4-1/2 inch cubes and freeze.
2) Preheat over to 375 convection. Cover large baking sheet with parchment paper or baking mat.
3) Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, and salt in large mixing bowl. Mix well.
4) Mince butter into very small pieces and then "cut in" to the dry mixture. I use a large fork.
5) Mix in blueberries and frozen cream cheese.
6) In a separate bowl, whisk together  egg, vanilla and buttermilk.
7) Mix the wet into the dry and incorporate as much flour as possible by lightly mixing.
8) When all but a little of the flour is incorporated, turn onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead a few times to absorb the remaining flour.
9) Pat into a 1 inch thick disk and cut like a pie into 8 pieces. Place onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
10) Whip a second egg for an egg wash and brush each scone and then sprinkle with sugar.
11) Bake until golden brown. About 20 minutes. Remove and cool on wire rack.




Whole Wheat Buttermilk Blueberry Cream Cheese Scones



My buttermilk blueberry scones were a big hit but my wife wanted more. Specifically she wanted cream cheese. So with my daughter and son-in-law visiting, a modification was needed. And just enough changes that it is easier just to do a new post and recipe link. The cream cheese needed to melt in globs so about an hour before hand I cut the cream cheese into small cubes and froze them. I added this along with the blueberries. The dough needed to be softer to form around all the goodies so the buttermilk needed to be increased to 3/4 cup.
Ingredients
1 1/2 C All purpose flour1/2 C Whole wheat flour3 T sugar2 1/2 t baking powder1/4 t baking soda3/4 t salt4 oz unsalted butter 1 cup blueberries4 oz cream cheese cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch cubes and frozen 1 large egg3/4 C buttermilk1/2 t vanilla Coating:1 eggsmall amount to sprinkle sugar
Instructions
1) At least one hour before prep. Cut cream cheese in to small 1/4-1/2 inch cubes and freeze.2) Preheat over to 375 convection. Cover large baking sheet with parchment paper or baking mat. 3) Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, and salt in large mixing bowl. Mix well.4) Mince butter into very small pieces and then "cut in" to the dry mixture. I use a large fork.5) Mix in blueberries and frozen cream cheese.6) In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, vanilla and buttermilk.7) Mix the wet into the dry and incorporate as much flour as possible by lightly mixing.8) When all but a little of the flour is incorporated, turn onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead a few times to absorb the remaining flour.9) Pat into a 1 inch thick disk and cut like a pie into 8 pieces. Place onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. 10) Whip a second egg for an egg wash and brush each scone and then sprinkle with sugar.11) Bake until golden brown. About 20 minutes. Remove and cool on wire rack.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8

Updated

April 20, 2011

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3 Comments:

At May 23, 2010 at 7:27 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Oh my God, these scones were sooo yummy Dad! I loved the cream cheese chunks. You made them just the right size (about the same as a blueberry), thanks for making them!

 
At May 24, 2010 at 2:11 AM , Blogger Angie's Recipes said...

These blueberry scones look simply terrific! With a glass of fruity buttermilk, this is a perfect breakfast.

 
At August 17, 2010 at 7:36 PM , Anonymous Allison said...

These look fantastic! YUM!

 

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