Blueberry Buttermilk Scones#BreadBakers

August 14, 2018mayurisjikoni



August is when the theme for Bread Bakers was Breakfast Breads. These include yeast or quick breads, pancakes, muffins, scones, flatbreads etc. This exciting theme was chosen by fellow baker Felice Geoghegan who blogs at All That’s Left Are The Crumbs. If you are ever looking for recipes to make bundt cakes, cakes, muffins, cookies, breads then that’s the blog you have to check out. I can assure you that drooling will be at the maximum.

When I think of breakfast breads few options pop up immediately in my head from buttery croissants, scones to Indian flatbreads. I was visiting my son in Montreal and whenever I’m there I go crazy buying all sorts of berries. The day I decided to bake the scones, my initial plan was to make mixed berries scones. However, to my dismay, the blackberries, cherries and strawberries had disappeared from the fridge. It must have been the ‘watching a movie till late and gorging on berries time for hubby and son’. The only berries left were blueberries.

Don’t regret one bit baking these delicious scones, can you imagine with every bite a succulent berry popping in your mouth with a hint of the lemon flavor. Oh no as I write this post I’m craving for the scones. I just love the bright yellow lemons that are available there. We don’t get to see much of those here in Mombasa. We get the small more acidic variety. As I was zesting the rind, the whole kitchen was filled with the aroma of lemon.

I think I better stop all this description as its just making my tummy growl. And not that I’ll be able to make these scones here as we don’t get blueberries.

Check out this  lemon flavored wholewheat scones filled with fresh blueberries. Serve warm on its own, or with some butter or some blueberry jam. Did I mention that I used proper buttermilk for the first time in a recipe? Yes I’ve used chaas (yogurt with water added) or milk with vinegar but that’s not the same. When I went shopping to the local supermarket, I was looking for buttermilk and couldn’t find it. The reason being I had no idea what sort of packaging to look for. Asked for assistance and didn’t have the foggiest idea what buttermilk is called in French. I don’t know how much he understood, but the poor guy just pointed out to a row of cartons in the fridge and told me ‘look’. Now I know that I have to look out for a yellow carton if I want buttermilk. French name for buttermilk is ‘babeurre or lait ribot.’

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Makes 8

2 cups wholewheat flour

¾ cup plain flour (all purpose flour)

¾ cup fresh blueberries

½ cup (approx 100g) cold butter which has been cut into small cubes

 cup sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

½ tsp soda bicarbonate (baking soda)

¾ tsp salt (if using saltless butter)

1 tbsp lemon zest

1 cup cold buttermilk

For the Glaze:

¾ cup icing sugar

2 tbsp lemon juice

½ tsp lemon zest

For brushing:

1 tbsp cold milk

  1. Sieve wholewheat flour, plain flour, salt, soda bicarbonate and baking powder together into a big bowl.
  2. Add sugar and lemon zest. Mix well.
  3. Add the cold butter to it and being to rub the butter into the flour using your finger tips. The mixture should resemble like bread crumbs.
  4. Add the blueberries and mix lightly.
  5. Add cold buttermilk and bring the dough together. Do not over mix it otherwise the scones will turn out hard and flat.
  6. Dust the worktop with some flour.
  7.  Line a baking tray with some parchment paper.
  8. Dip the dough onto the floured worktop and using your hands, bring the dough together into a thick round circle. The thickness should be about 1 inch.
  9. Cut the circle into 8 equal parts.
  10. Place the unbaked scone on the prepared tray. Repeat with the remaining pieces.
  11. Let the tray with the scones get a bit cool in the fridge. I kept mine for 30 minutes.
  12. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  13. Brush the scones with the milk and put them to bake in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes or till the scones appear golden brown in colour.
  14. Remove the scones from the oven and the tray. Let them cool for a while.
  15. In the meantime make the glaze by mixing the icing sugar, lemon juice and zest together.
  16. Drizzle the glaze over the scones and serve with some butter or jam.


  • To make buttermilk at home mix one cup milk with 2 tbsp vinegar and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before using it.
  • Replace blueberries with berries of your choice.
  • Don’t over knead the dough otherwise the scones will not be soft.
  • Use plain flour instead of wheat if you like.

A little request:

If you do try this recipe then please either

  • add a comment below,
  • send a picture to my email
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  • or tag me on Twitter as #Mayuri1962

Check out what other fellow bakers have made for breakfast:

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  • Namita

    August 14, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Hello Mayuri,
    I am visiting your space after a long time. The new look of your blog is awesome. I loved the words “where meals and memories are made”. The scones look delicious. The glaze dripping all over makes it just beautiful!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 22, 2018 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you so much Namita, as my blog has recipes from friends and family so thought that would be an apt tag.

  • Cindy Kerschner

    August 14, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    I love that you used whole wheat flour too. Extra tasty!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 22, 2018 at 10:03 pm

      Thanks Cindy

  • Renu Agrawal Dongre

    August 14, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    They look absolutely gorgeous, such beautiful scones, would love to try one…

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 22, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      Thank you Renu, they were delicious.

  • Karen

    August 14, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    These are gorgeous! I wouldn’t regret making these either!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 22, 2018 at 10:01 pm

      Thanks Karen

  • wendyklik

    August 15, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Those scones look amazing…perfect for using seasonal blueberries.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 22, 2018 at 10:00 pm

      Thanks Wendy.

  • Heidi Roberts

    August 21, 2018 at 12:10 am

    These look delicious – I adore blueberries!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 22, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks Heidi

  • Shobha Keshwani

    August 21, 2018 at 4:42 am

    Lovely share.. the scones look so perfect .I will get some blueberries and try out.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 22, 2018 at 9:52 pm

      Thanks Shobha, when you do please tag me.

  • Nandita Gupta

    August 21, 2018 at 6:35 am

    I absolutely love scones and it reminds me of my time in London. These look gorgeous!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 22, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      Thanks Nandita. Yes, its in London when I first tasted scones and fell in love with them.

  • Sundry Versions

    August 21, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Some nutritionist’s believe that if you want to make one change to your diet, it should be to add blueberries. A healthy & interesting addition to scones. Lovely pics. Looks delicious. The pics & the recipe are highly tempting.
    Liked your vivid description prior to the recipe. Could imagine you scouting for the colourful berries, lemon & buttermilk😃

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 22, 2018 at 9:50 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind words.

  • Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    August 22, 2018 at 7:02 am

    Love love love these scones. I am sure they will vanish in no time in my household.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 22, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      Thanks Seema, they vanished in time when I baked them.

  • Sandhya

    August 22, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Mayuri, these scones look perfect ! Blueberries are in season so such a good time to make them too. I like the addition of lemon zest and use of whole wheat flour in your recipe.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 22, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      Thank you so much Sandhya.

  • Priya Suresh

    August 22, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Am an ardent fan of scones, especially with fruits in it. Blueberries are one of my fav berries, obviously these scones are just prefect for me. Wish i get a box of these scones from you.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 22, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      Thanks Priya, wish I could send them to you 🙂

  • Flavours Treat

    August 22, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Scones sounds delicious. I am sure blueberry adds the extra flavour and aroma to the scones. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 22, 2018 at 9:44 pm

      Thank you so much. The fresh berries wth eat bite were a burst of flavors.

  • Freda @ Aromatic essence

    August 22, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Wow! These scones look perfect, I’d love to have one with my coffee now 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 22, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      Thanks Freda.

  • Jolly

    August 22, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Wow mayuri aunty, these blueberry scones look so tempting!! I am drooling over here!! Delicious share 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 23, 2018 at 1:21 pm

      Thanks Jolly.

  • Geetanjali Tung

    August 23, 2018 at 8:11 am

    These scones look absolutely amazing!! I am sure the blue berries must have enhanced the flavour☺

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 23, 2018 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks Geetanjali.. and blueberries in them was such a delight.

  • Vidya Narayan

    August 23, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Had a good laugh reading your little journey towards discovering Buttermilk in French but appreciate your passion and dedication in trying the recipes, where ever you are. Needless to say, loved the recipe as I do for all your bakes. I adore blueberries and hopefully someday I make this – bookmarking the recipe!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 23, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      Vidya, What we foodies will do in whichever country 🙂 please do try them out… its a great breakfast or tea time treat.

      1. Vidya Narayan

        August 23, 2018 at 3:55 pm

        I shall definitely do that. The buttermilk really got me excited and so did blueberries.

  • Malini

    August 23, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Lovely scones with blueberries, You just gave a real visual treat with your perfection. I just can’t imagine the flavors you brought with the addition of lemon zest here.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 23, 2018 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you so much Malini.

  • Poonam Bachhav

    August 23, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    The blueberry scones look so inviting di ! I love that you have made them with whole wheat flour . Perfectly done and beautifully presented !

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 23, 2018 at 7:41 pm

      Thank you so much Poonam.

  • Annapurnaz

    August 23, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Loved reading your post to the end. The scones can make you feel hungry from their looks itself and your description makes them even more desirable with those juicy blueberries and flavor of lemon zest

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 23, 2018 at 7:41 pm

      Thank you so much Ritu.

  • Kalyani

    August 23, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    so glad you could find Buttermilk to make these gorgeous scones.. they look perfect pick-me-ups for a snack on the go ! the blueberries must have added an additional sweetish tang to the gorgeous bread.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 23, 2018 at 7:19 pm

      Thanks Kalyani, as such blueberries are not sweet but cooked ones certainly have a unique flavour.

  • code2cook

    August 23, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    these blueberry scones looking awesome. I love blueberry in bakes goods. Making me tempted enough to try them.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 23, 2018 at 11:39 pm

      Thanks Bhawana. Do try the recipe.

  • Ruchisvegkitchen

    August 24, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Scone with wheatflour and blueberry , sounds super interesting. Lovely post dear. Definitely would love to try someday.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 24, 2018 at 3:08 pm

      Thanks Ruchi, please do try them.

  • jayashreetrao

    August 24, 2018 at 10:43 am

    The scones are really looking delish, you have made them well. Nice share.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 24, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you so much Jayashree.

  • Jagruti Dhanecha

    August 24, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Ah, the western world’s buttermilk and our desi buttermilk, miles apart. Loving these eggfree blueberry scones, perfect for an afternoon tea.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 24, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      Yes Jagruti miles apart and thank you for the kind comment.

  • Lathiya

    August 24, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    I can understand the struggle you faced to buy buttermilk..But learned a new word..We also struggle here for some even if it’s English. Not the same word we use in our country is used here..The Scones looks awesome dear

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 24, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      Thanks Lathiya.

  • Felice

    August 27, 2018 at 7:09 am

    I absolutely love blueberry scones, and yours look amazing. Your description of the berries disappearing from the fridge is so much like my house. My family has now has gotten used to asking if “specialty” items are for baking and if they can eat the finished product or do I still need to take photos. :). Also, thanks for the intro to my blog. <3

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 27, 2018 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks Felice, and you’re most welcome. Love the ‘policy’ your family as adopted 🙂

  • Deepa

    August 27, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    These scones are awesome! My family couldn’t wait to eat them! And your description of all the smells and taste is spot on.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 27, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      Thank you so much Deepa for trying out the recipe.

  • Batter Up With Sujata

    August 30, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Always love your bakes. And this scones looks awesome. Loved you didn’t use refined flour and used whole wheat flour. Beautiful click.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 30, 2018 at 7:39 pm

      Thank you so much Sujata.

  • Pavani

    September 1, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Wow, those blueberry scones look soo soo good Mayuri. Perfect breakfast to wake up to 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 2, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      Thanks Pavani, and yes they are especially for a lazy day breakfast.

  • Preethi Prasad

    September 2, 2018 at 11:18 am

    I love Scones.These blueberry scones are baked to perfection.Your clicks are making it even more tempting .Fab share.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 2, 2018 at 12:39 pm

      Thank you so much Preethi.

  • Roopali kadam

    October 22, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Blueberry scones looks awesome, i’ll try

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 22, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      Please do and let me know how they turn out.

  • Roopali kadam

    October 22, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Looks awesome

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 22, 2018 at 10:03 pm

      Thank you

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