WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina.
This recipe for Blueberry Scones is a great way to start your day. Remember, blueberries have a short growing season (mid May-mid July) in North Carolina, so make sure to try this recipe before the fresh blueberries are gone.
Start by combining self-rising flour and sugar in a bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together buttermilk, egg, canola oil and vanilla. Then, mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. By hand, add in a cup of N.C. blueberries. Lisa recommends freezing the blueberries first so they are easier to handle. Gently knead the dough into a ball.
Move the dough ball to a greased baking pan and mash the dough into a flat circle. Brush an egg-sugar glaze on top of the dough. Finally, cut the dough into eight equal wedges and bake until golden brown. Lisa says you can serve the scones with butter or lemon cream for an added pop of flavor.
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