Anneliese's Low Fat Blueberry Scones

Today I'm hosting a non blogger recipe from Anneliese. She sent me this blueberry scone which after trying I can wholeheartedly endorse. I made them up yesterday and they really are quite scrumptious . . .and easy too . . .
As I said in the invitation to send in a recipe, please send me a photo so that we can imagine your face, and Anneliese was kind enough to give us a bonus shot of her good husband. This picture is evidence that a good marriage is good for the soul. Anneliese how many years have you been married?
I have just recently added Anneliese's daughters blogs to my sidebar. Her oldest daughters blog is called Notes of my Symphony and she with her husband and children live in a far away land. Her younger daughters blog is called sawyer saga and she and her husband have a sweet baby girl that in itself is worth running over to take a peek.
They also have a son that was married last year and my daughter in law Bea was in the wedding party so it has given us one more reason to feel connected.

So about the blueberry scones, it says that you can use lemon or orange rind, as you can see I used lemon. It also says buttermilk or plain yogurt and I chose to try yogurt.

Blueberry Scones
  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 1/4 cup sugar
  3. 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 1 Tablespoon grated orange or lemon rind
  7. 1/4 cup butter
  8. 3/4 cup buttermilk or plain yogurt
  9. 1 (farm fresh) egg
  10. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  11. 1 - 2 cups blueberries (I used fresh since they are in season)

Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender, until fine.

Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl then add to the dry ingredients, stirring with a fork until all the mixture has been moistened. Fold in the blueberries.

Drop by large spoonfuls onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. ( My dough was a bit drier I think because I used yogurt and so I shaped mine very lightly into balls and flattened them with my hand. Be gentle with this kind of dough)
Bake at 400 F for 18 minutes.

Make a glaze by mixing in a small bowl . . .3/4 cup icing sugar 1 tsp of the peel from the citrus you chose earlier. 3 Tbsp of lemon or orange juice that you earlier chose. Mix and drizzle over scones while still warm.

Terry tested them out and declared them fit to be on my blog. He is thinking that this guest recipe blog will work out really well for him.
Well, I must run and put a pot of coffee on, I can hear footsteps and I think its time for breakfast.
Have a delightful day, what ever you do my friends.


  1. I wholeheartedly agree that those scones are DELICIOUS!!! That's a great photo of my parents...I think I took that of them at a restaurant down here! =)

    What a great idea...posting guest recipes. I think I'm inspired to make some tasty blueberry scones today!

    Sawyer Saga

  2. By the way...I was born on my parents 5th anniversary! So that means they will be married 32 years this October.

  3. Yummy looking scones and lucky Terry to be a taste tester..he might want the 'guest recipe blogs' indefinetly!!
    Honey butter would really be good with these scones!

  4. I agree, the scones look delicious!!
    And I say "Good for Terry!" He has been such an unbelieveable good sport about your blogging habit that it is about time there was something in it for him!!!! smile

    And it is still true, 'The way to a man's heart is through his stomach!' LOL

  5. funny i made the identical recipe on sunday befor the recipe came onto your blog minus the glaze and i also used yogurt. (sdtro balken style is my favorite). odd thing lovella, i have been a good baker and cook for many years and ofte get asked for my recipes and when i look ever what i could send you i get a little nervous and think that perhaps it isn't blog worthy, silly i know. ellie took some pics of us and maybe we will use those. her request for her last supper at home before moving to germany is my homemade pizza, perhaps i can share that some day.

  6. ooops it is "astro" yogurt, missed the

  7. Betty . .do you make your own honey butter?
    Julie . .YES
    Charlotte . .love the spelling error. I was wondering if they don't make sdtro yogurt in these parts. Anything you send for a recipe is just fine . .can't wait to see the picture of you and Ellie. Oh and how is her blog coming along?

  8. Oh, those look far too good to be low fat! Will have to give them a try ;) Lovella, your little plate is so pretty. Your pictures are sure looking like they come from Martha Stewart Living mag!

  9. Yes, Lovella I do make my own honey butter, the butter is bought of course and I add honey and vanilla or cinnamon to taste. 'One of those recipes'(smile) I want to try making homemade's been on my mind lately..

  10. One more comment...I made the Blueberry Scones this afternoon and they are delicious! I made just two changes..I used store eggs, not farm eggs (lol)and honey butter instead of the glaze.
    Simply divine...

  11. betty r . .you should have popped over for coffee, I just happen to have a few fresh eggs. Next time. :)
    I'm going to try that honey butter.

  12. lovella-ellie has been sooo busy saying her good byes..she's a popular gal you know :o) that i'm not sure she has started yet. i'm very sure that as soon as she has one you will be one of the first to know...............gosh the typos in my comments are terrible, i guess it is good that i don't type for a living...;0)and once they are posted you can't go back and correct them....i better be more careful. well i am off to do my daughterly duty and water my parents garden......yikes why me i usually kill things that grow except weeds, but maybe just this one time it won't matter then my hubby will do it again, he is busy painting so it is up to to you later.

  13. I feel honored to be "featured" on your blog and look forward to your future guests.
    Meanwhile I can hardly concentrate on anything but thoughts of seeing all my girls together soon and having tons of coffee times. All of you who don't have to travel for two days to do this, call up your mom or daughter and enjoy some scones together.

  14. i too have tried those scones and i agree that they are indeed fabulous!! The pictures are making me want one!! :)

  15. Mouth watering. Wish I was taste testing with Terry!

  16. Wow! Those look SO good. I will definitely give them a try. I love new recipes! And I just bought fresh blueberries yesterday - perfect!
    So pretty on that plate too.

  17. i can't tell you how thrilled i am that i decided today to quit my diet! (okay, so my husband forced me to quit after picking me up off of the floor) i am putting blueberries on the top of my grocery list and will try these out pronto!

  18. Okay, now my Mom HAS to bring dried blueberries along on her trip here so that I too can enjoy this treat!!!

  19. I just made a batch. FABULOUS!
    The parchment paper is a must, glad you mentioned it. The blueberries at the store were nice and plump, and I added a full two cups! Then discovered I was out of icing sugar, after they were done, so I improvised with plain Greek yogurt (it is a little thicker than regular) and Orange juice and plain sugar to taste, and spread the scones with that mix as frosting. Tasty! Bernie said it was almost like a cobbler with all the juicy berries. Much thanks to you and A. for providing the recipes.

  20. I will have to give these a try!

  21. I cannot wait to try this recipe. Anything with blueberries works for me. The picture you shared makes one want to jump right through the delicious looking!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  22. I just saw this recipe (and link) on a friend blog and wanted to tell you these look delicious! I can't wait to try them....yummmm!

  23. I have tagged many scone recipes - this is the one I will be making. I will just have to make a double batch!

  24. Queen GrandmotherAugust 01, 2009 1:36 PM

    I just made the blueberry scones, and seriously, they are THE BEST ones I have ever made. I am always on the lookout for scone recipes to go with my tea, but this is by far the most amazing. Easy too, no rolling, cutting, etc., just spoon drop. One thing tho, I was out of yogurt and buttermilk, so I substituted cream with a teaspoon of vinegar in it. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!!

  25. I have been reading through and enjoying myself on your blogs for a few snowed-in days now. I found myself "at home" with many of your recipes. I am from Manitoba, but not the south. Still, you cook the way I learned, many, many years ago. My antecedants are not quite the same as yours--neighbouring countries and this one, as I am also of First Nations ancestry. I've had so many memories jolted by some food, or plate it is served on (which I could see peaking behind the scone, or soup) and I did make a few comments, but now I have to make just one more: How can you ladies eat like this and look the way you do!? And you are old enough to have grandchildren??

    They've plowed most of the roads now, so maybe I won't be on your pages so much this week. It's been grand.

    Thank you for your blogs.

  26. I just made your scones...oh my goodness...I never knew a scone could taste this good!!!!!!!!!!! Super delicious! This recipe goes in my family cookbook for sure. I zested an organic orange and used orange juice in the icing. Thank you so much for sharing this FAB recipe with us!!

  27. I just found this blog though I have heard about it before! I made these scones today and am loving them. I found a recipe for mock devonshire cream using cream cheese and sour cream and it is a delicious spread for these.
    Thank you!

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