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Can I make lemon blueberry scones with Bisquick and blueberries and lemon zest?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (20674points) 1 month ago

At my local bakery they charge $3 for each lemon blueberry scones with icing. Plus $5—$10 delivery fee.

Can I make them cheaper on my own? I don’t have all of the baking tool’s, but I am willing to purchase them, if they are worth the trouble?

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janbb's avatar

Look up a recipe online and then decide.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@janbb I looked online and It didn’t help. I will just buy some Bisquick and add blueberries. I will update you after a month or so if I still have an internet connection.

I will add more complex ingredients as I develop skill.

Smashley's avatar

Scones are a little tricky to get right. I wouldn’t just use bisquick and expect a scone-like anything. You really need to use a scone recipe, blending the butter into the flour while cold, gently folding in the wet ingredients and very frozen or fresh blueberries (not juicy).

Lemon zest might not be lemony enough, but the acid of lemon juice will stop your scones from browning. Lemon extract works well.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I think it’s a fabulous thing to try. Bisquick will have a different texture and weight than a traditional second, but I bet it will be good. Buy some blueberries and a lemon. Squeeze just a little lemon juice into the batter. Maybe a spoonful. Add some blueberries. Add a heaping spoonful of sugar too. Give it a shot. I hope it’s yummy.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Smashley Sounds advanced for me. I will stick for the bakery for now. Thanks for savings me a lot of grief. $3 doesn’t sound that bad. @Hawaii_Jake I will try it next time I get some groceries.

I will update Fluther how they turned out.

Smashley's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 – sorry! I was hoping to give you the information to help you have a successful bake, not give up. As @Hawaii_Jake said, it will be something, and it could be good. Scones don’t require a lot of tools and are easy enough if you follow the right steps. And I promise you, when you get them right, they will be better and cheaper than the ones from the store.

HP's avatar

I wonder about you RDG. You truly are an optimist. All these years and you still have the sunny view of life. How do you withstand the tyranny of ambition?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@HP 26,500plus years in a time loop tends to level one off. Antipsychotics and antidepressants help : ) . There was a time that I wanted to rule the world. I will settle for being happy; for now, and for me thats pastries.

HP's avatar

I envy your enthusiasm, as well as your wisdom in living where prescriptions are affordable. If and when my turn arrives for medications, I now have the further good fortune of winning the old age lottery, and the benefits enacted at a time my fellow citizens had better sense.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@HP I have infinite time. No rush. Not just going to waste it, but just more time to appreciate life.

SnipSnip's avatar

Sure you can. Enjoy.

LadyMarissa's avatar

According to Pam you can. I’ve NOT tried them; so I can’t verify how delicious they are, but they look really good!!! One thing for sure is that you could SAVE $10 EVERY time you don’t have them delivered & that could go toward your credit card payoff!!!

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@LadyMarissa
I cut and pasted the instructions.
Bisquick Blueberry Lemon Scones
This is one of the easiest recipes and the scones always come out just right. Light as air and bursting with blueberries with just a hint of lemon zest. Enjoy anytime of day!

Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Bisquick, blueberries, lemon, Scone
Cook Time 10 minutes
cool 5 minutes
Servings 8 scones
Calories 116 kcal
Author Pam

Ingredients
1½ cups Bisquick, I used Heart Smart for this recipe, regular Bisquick works perfectly of course
3 tbsp granulated sugar
1½ tsp fresh lemon zest
½ heaping cup fresh blueberries, if using frozen, don’t defrost
1 large egg
3 tbsp milk of choice
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
Optional Glaze
1½ tsp fresh lemon juice
½ tsp cold water
½ cup sifted powdered sugar
Instructions
1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2.In a large bowl, mix the Bisquick, sugar, egg, milk and vanilla. Add the zest and blueberries and toss gently. Do not over mix. This is very important to keep the scones light.

3.For the glaze, whisk the lemon juice, water and sifted sugar together. Set aside for later.

4.Lay parchment paper on a cookie sheet (you have to use parchment paper for this recipe ).

5.Drop dough into 8 large scones. You may want to flatten each one just a bit with wet fingers.

6.Bake for about 10 minutes until edges are light brown.

7.Let cool for 5 minutes and pour glaze over the warm scones. Enjoy!

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the Bisquick, granulated sugar, egg, milk of choice and vanilla extract. Add the zest and blueberries and toss gently. Try to not over mix. This is important for a light scone.
Lay parchment paper on a cookie sheet (you have to use parchment paper for this recipe, or the scones will stick)
Drop dough into 8 large scones. You may want to flatten each one just a bit with wet fingers.
Bake for about 10 minutes until edges are light brown.
While the scones are baking, make the glaze if using. Whisk the lemon juice, water and sifted powdered sugar together. Set aside for later.
Let cool for 5 minutes and pour glaze over the warm scones.
Recipe note, if you are going to save them for later on, you may want to crisp them up in the toaster oven for a few minutes. Great for anytime of day.
Full printable recipe with amounts below in recipe box.

LadyMarissa's avatar

^^ Hope you enjoy them!!! :]

janbb's avatar

Make them and let us know how they compare.

jca2's avatar

Very clever and resourceful! i hope they’re good. Let us know.

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Smashley's avatar

@WhyNow – I’m sorry you’ve been hurt, but that was one scone and it can’t hurt you anymore. Take it easy, there’s some good ones out there.

Inspired_2write's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1
I made these a few times and sometimes the bottoms of the scones cook faster even with parchment, so the tip is to use two cookie sheets ( one in the other) to prevent scorched cookies or scones etc.

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