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Post# 361131   10/19/2016 at 00:07 (280 days old) by electrolux137 (Los Angeles, California)        

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Purely on a whim tonight I tried my hand at making blueberry scones for the first time. I compared several recipes and chose the easiest one.
Well, they look delicious but taste, well...
I gave Arlee one; a couple minutes later he came in and said, "Something in this is tickling my throat." I also detected an odd, sharp taste. It was baking powder, even though I always use the non-aluminum kind. But too much is too much.
They were also very crumbly and just fell apart. The only way to eat them was with a fork and even then they just made a big mess.
I googled more recipes, and realized that the quantity of baking powder ranged from 2-1/2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon. The one I followed called for 2-3/4 tablespoons! No wonder. It must have been a typo. ("Who knew?!")
So into the trash the whole lot went, meaning I wasted about $15 worth of ingredients.
I have more blueberries and will try again with a different recipe that has a lemon glaze. I hope they turn out as heavenly as they sound!!

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Post# 361142 , Reply# 1   10/19/2016 at 06:05 (279 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
They don't look that bad.

Was your baking powder outdated by chance, or not enough salt?

Post# 361144 , Reply# 2   10/19/2016 at 07:53 (279 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Sorry to hear that Charles! I use Barefoot Contessa's , always turns out easy if a bit messy, its a wet dough.

Post# 361160 , Reply# 3   10/19/2016 at 13:34 (279 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
From King Arthur flour site

 Fresh Blueberry Scones.


  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour or Pastry Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/8 cup (6 tablespoons) cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (grated lemon rind); or 1/4 teaspoon lemon oil
  • 1 cup blueberries, picked over and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Sift the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add the butter and rub it into the dry ingredients with your fingers.
  2. Stir the eggs, yogurt, vanilla extract, and lemon zest or oil together. Add to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Stir in the blueberries. This dough is the consistency of a wet drop-cookie dough.
  3. Liberally flour your counter and your hands. Take the dough out of the bowl and place it on the counter. Pat it into a 1" thick rectangle. Cut into 10 triangular scones. Place on a well-greased cookie sheet.
  4. Brush the scones with melted butter, and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned and a cake tester inserted into a scone comes out dry. Cool completely on a rack.

Post# 361161 , Reply# 4   10/19/2016 at 14:14 (279 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Arlee might accuse you of trying to

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"off him". Witnesses.........
All kidding aside, poor Arlee.... your test kitchen. I made chicken cordon bleu...tried 4 different recipes until I liked one. My poor aunt ate those chickens for a month
WE got a scone recipe from the Little Sisters of the Poo. They sold them to raise funds. They were delicious.

Post# 361167 , Reply# 5   10/19/2016 at 16:23 (279 days old) by electrolux137 (Los Angeles, California)        

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"Little Sisters of the Poo"


I'm not going to ask what they put into their scones.......

Post# 361169 , Reply# 6   10/19/2016 at 16:42 (279 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
So sorry.

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 I thought I said "Little Sisters of the Poor"

   I guess a chocolate scone is out?

Post# 361196 , Reply# 7   10/20/2016 at 08:15 (278 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
"chocolate scone is out"

Well, no John, not if you bake them for Hillie in "The Help".

Post# 361441 , Reply# 8   10/25/2016 at 08:49 (273 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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omg guys I'm sitter here at work checking important emails ya know lol and I'm trying to be quiet until I read this post. I'm cracking up. Oh John, God bless typos!!!

Post# 361442 , Reply# 9   10/25/2016 at 08:50 (273 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Well Hell I had a typo of my own lol I'm sitting here not sitter

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