Friday, March 25, 2011

Blueberry Scones Mix in a Jar

Blueberry Scones Mix in a Jar

2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour 
(or use 50% whole wheat pastry flour)
1/2 cup vanilla sugar *
1/4 cup dry milk powder (like soymilk powder)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon dried lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable shortening (or coconut oil)
1 cup dried blueberries

Stir together flour, sugar, milk, baking powder, lemon peel and salt.
Cut in shortening using a pastry cutter or fork until the mixture
resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in berries. Layer into a 1-quart
canning jar, tapping gently on the counter between layers to settle
before adding the next. Add additional dried blueberries to fill in
small gaps if necessary. Stores at room temperature for up to 6
weeks, or freeze for up to 6 months.

* To make vanilla sugar, fill a 1-quart jar with sugar. Split a
vanilla bean in half lengthwise and add both halves to the sugar.
Flavor gets better after a couple of weeks, and it will keep as long
as regular sugar.

Attach the following instructions on a gift tag:

Blueberry Scones

Place jar contents in a large mixing bowl. Add 1 beaten egg and 1/4
cup water; stir just until moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly
floured surface and quickly knead gently for 12 to 15 strokes or
until nearly smooth. Pat to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut into desired
shape and place 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with
milk. Bake at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
Transfer to a rack to cool slightly and serve warm.


  1. Oh I love gift ideas like this. Thank you so much...cute little mosaic of some sweet graphics.

  2. What a lovely hostess gift idea . .thanks so much for sharing.

  3. ooooo, I love scones, La Tea Dah. Your recipe sounds great. Thanks for the visit and comment on my blog, by the way. Susan

  4. I'm really enjoying that sweet mosaic. I'm with Vee and Lovella in thinking this is a great gift idea. Have a wonderful Saturday.

  5. Scones are a lovely breakfast treat and this is such a nice gift to give and receive!


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