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#14 – Blueberry Lemon “Scuffins”

_DSC1152 It was my turn to make a snack for my work meeting – I couldn’t decide between baking scones or muffins, since they are both great for a morning meeting! So when I saw this recipe for a blueberry lemon “scuffin”, I knew I had to try it!

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When life gives you lemons, make these scuffins!” – my husband

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoon cold butter
  • 1/2 cup water/milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup fresh/frozen (not thawed) blueberries

Method

  1. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl
  2. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender (until butter is pea-sized, and mixture is crumbly)
  3. Whisk the water, juice, and zest together in small bowl
  4. Freeze the 2 mixtures in their separate bowls, for about 15 minutes
  5. In the meantime, preheat oven 425F, and line a baking sheet with parchment or silicone baking mat
  6. Add the blueberries to the flour mixture. Toss to coat, then stir in the water mixture.
  7. Do not worry if the dough seems dry. Lat it out on a working surface, and knead gently until it comes together (without overworking it).
  8. Pat into a 1″ thick disk, and then cut into 6 wedges (like a pizza) (I made them smaller, so it yielded 10-12 smaller scuffins).
  9. Place them 4″ apart on the baking sheet
  10. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes.
  11. Let cool then enjoy!

Makes 6 large scuffins, or 10-12 smaller ones.

Adapted from “Baking for Friends

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#2: “Sexy Swedish Buns”

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A sexy Swedish bun.

B and I like Jamie Oliver…a lot. Not only is his food amazing and accessible, Jamie presents himself as a down-to-earth and personable kind of guy. We have one of his books and have gone through a few others. The latest one we borrowed from the library is “Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes”. It’s another great gem! He visits Europe and North Africa, and the book is a combination of amazing recipes and travel pictures (I always find pictures accompanying recipes more appealing).

His recipes and titles reflect his personality: unpretentious and witty. “Sexy Swedish buns” caught my attention this time.

They were super messy, hence fun, to make! Best enjoyed hot, right out of the oven.

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Blueberries make them extra sexy.

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Buns right out of the oven.

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Enjoy!

You can find the recipe here.

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