Lemon-Blueberry Drop Scones

Based on a recipe from Taste of Home, our neighbor and friend Leona has made these for us a few times and they’re light and delicious. They are also very good with dried cherries instead of blueberries.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups (260 g) all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) lemon yogurt or use plain yogurt mixed with ½ teaspoon lemon flavoring oil instead of lemon peel and lemon yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries if using frozen berries, do not thaw

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, combine the yogurt, egg and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened; batter will be thick and spongy. I find that using my hands (inside food-safe gloves) works best. Fold in blueberries.
  3. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Yields 14-20 scones. Note: sometimes I make double-size scones, and bake at 385°F for 11 minutes.