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Blackberry Lime Buttermilk Drop Scones

These Blackberry Lime Buttermilk Drop Scones are quick & easy to make & bake in only about a half hour. Brunch guests will think you were up at the crack of dawn!

Blackberry Lime Drop Scones

Blackberry Lime Drop Scones

Drop scones are rustic yet somehow elegant in their own way. They do look quite pretty on a pure white plate and were exceptionally appreciated at our weekend brunch.

These drop scones are quite simple to make with no rolling or cutting. The dough is just dropped in large spoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking pan.

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Blackberries

The only real trick is to make sure you are extra gentle with the dough so as not to break up the delicate blackberries. When I add the liquid to the dry ingredients, I just use a rubber spatula and keep folding and scraping the bottom of the bowl.

In this way you sort of toss the ingredients together gently with as little kneading of the dough as possible.

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Fresh limes.

Try mixing this recipe up with different combinations of citrus and berries. Think combinations that naturally go well together, like Lemon Blueberry or Orange Strawberry. O’ll bet any such combination would be a sure-fire hit at any weekend bunch or office coffee break.

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Blackberry Lime Drop Scones
Yield: 12 large scones

Blackberry Lime Buttermilk Drop Scones

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These Blackberry Lime Buttermilk Drop Scones are quick & easy to make in only about a half hour. Brunch guests will think you were up at the crack of dawn!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • zest of two limes, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup very cold butter, cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. I start these in my food processor because it is so fast but they can be made just as easily in a large bowl by cutting the butter in with a pastry blender or even 2 knifes held between the fingers.
  2. In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, lime zest and salt.
  3. Cut in the cold butter by pulse processing until this mixture resembles a coarse meal. Remove to a large bowl and toss in the blackberries.
  4. Mix together the buttermilk, lime juice and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour this over the surface of the dry mixture. Toss all together gently with a rubber spatula, only enough to form a dough ball.
  6. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking pan.Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 -20 minutes or until light golden brown. Baking time will vary depending on the size of your scones. This recipe makes about 12 large drop scones/

Notes


The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1 large scone

Amount Per Serving Calories 187Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 21mgSodium 274mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 2gSugar 8gProtein 3g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Sarah

Tuesday 12th of January 2021

Absolutely killer recipe. Been using it for a nice while now and recommend it often-thank you.

Sarah Cooper

Tuesday 31st of March 2020

Absolutely fabulous recipe. Wow. I use this all the time-Thank you.

Pat Marrion

Wednesday 8th of May 2019

Wondering if one could use frozen fruit in these? I have a freezer full I'd love to use!!

Barry C. Parsons

Thursday 9th of May 2019

Yes, I use frozen fruit in scones all the time. With tender fruits like raspberries and blackberries, I find they hold together much better.

Gail

Thursday 13th of December 2018

Barry: Can I use frozen blackberries and treat them like your raspberry with white chocolate scones recipe? The cook time will have to be adjusted for the frozen berries I assume but I want to make these for guests coming tonight and it is not blackberry season in PEI.

MARY

Tuesday 11th of December 2018

The Blackberry Drop Scones were a disaster! I followed the recipe and they turned out like thick pancakes that had little taste. Went back to the recipe to check if I had followed directions and recipe and I had. This is the first time I’ve had a failure from Rock Recipes. I have had some great successes but this one really bombed.!! Any ideas why??

Barry C. Parsons

Friday 14th of December 2018

Sounds like a mismeasure somewhere to me. Try using a little less liquid.

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