Recently my husband visited a Tom Douglas Bakery in Seattle where he purchased a (full of gluten) Lemon Blueberry Scone with Earl Grey Lemon Glaze on top and said it was the best scone he had ever tasted. In fact, he purchased the same scone three days in a row! I wish I could have tasted it, but of course, I had to take him at his word. Being a wee bit jealous of not being able to eat it, I was determined to make a gluten-free Lemon Blueberry Scone with Earl Grey Lemon Glaze that could rival his Tom Douglas scone, when we returned home. My husband took a bite of my newly made scones and said, ‘Now that’s pretty darn close for being gluten-free!’ Once again, I had to take him at his word, but I have to agree, they are quite delicious!
When Life Passes You By
I look forward to summer with such great anticipation that I am in complete denial we are already past the Fourth of July! This means that summer is more than 1/3 over! How can this be? I must be caught in a time warp because life is whizzing by at an incredible speed! My grand babies came to visit this past week and as I was holding my granddaughter, I felt as if I were holding my daughter, but my thirty-year old daughter was sitting next to me; a clear reminder that indeed thirty years had passed. I guess it helps me to remember to cherish each day, not take things too seriously, and make scones for breakfast every now and then.
How to Make a Perfect Gluten-free Lemon Blueberry Scone with Earl Grey Lemon Glaze
Use a pastry cutter to cut in the butter to turn the dough into cornmeal looking pieces. The butter should be chilled and not soft. Work the dough onto a GF floured board, but do not over-knead. I used a round biscuit cutter to cut my scones into rounds, but you can cut them into triangles as well. Place them on parchment paper or a silicone baking pad before placing in the oven. Bake until a light golden brown dusts the top of the scones.
Perfecting the Scone with an Earl Grey Lemon Glaze
Scones are naturally not very sweet. They are more biscuit-like, and therefore, taste quite complete when paired with a lite glaze. Using lemon juice as the liquid helps cut the sweetness of the confectioner’s sugar, and the Earl Grey Tea adds a nice textured design to the top of the scone. Paired with my morning latte, it’s the perfect start to this day that will whiz by as fast as the month of June did. But for now, I will relish every bite!
This recipe is also shared on RaiasRecipes