Guest Post from Jessiker Bakes: Healthier Lemon Blueberry Scones with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

So about three weeks ago I reached out to the inestimable Jessica from Jessiker Bakes about doing a guest post for me because I was going a little cray-cray with my personal life. Two weeks later, I click through my blog feed and read this post and immediately start shrieking at my computer, “Oh my gosh, girl, CONGRATS. AHHHH!!!” (For those of you who didn’t click through the link: yes, Jessica is ENGAGED!)

So that’s the sort of relationship I have with her blog. Unparalleled and borderline hysterical adoration.

I’m so lucky to bring her over today to post for you guys! She is a psychic superstar because I have had lemon on the mind all. Week. Long. No joke. And she’s one of the most personable folks on the blogosphere ever, period, so you definitely need to check out her blog if you know what’s good for you!

But let me shut my drooling trap before I get myself into a wagonful of trouble. Here’s Jess for ya, folks!

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Hey there, I’m Jessica from Jessiker Bakes! Over on my blog I love sharing simple, healthy and delicious recipes. I’ll be sharing one of my favourite scones with you that I managed to cut the fat in half but keep the ridiculously delicious flavour – these Healthier Lemon Blueberry Scones with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze. These scones mean business. They are so moist, and packed with the flavours of lemon and blueberries. And I love me some lemon. I think the addition of the yogurt in place of fat made a huge difference in the moistness level that I loved completely, as well as making this seem even more suitable to chow down on of breakfast.

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I used half whole wheat flour and half pastry flour, which I think added even more to the feel of a breakfast pastry over cake, making this a hearty and delicious meal. Oh I mean, dessert. I mean breakfast. I had it for breakfast. Yes, breakfast! But this was not only perfectly suitable but so delicious!

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I don’t even need to justify it to you. You just need to try it. It’s delicious with or without the glaze, but the glaze added that extra touch of new-favourite-scone to it. Enjoy!

Healthier Lemon Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pastry or all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Juice of 1 large lemon (about 1⁄3 cup) and zest
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed
  • 1⁄4 cup yogurt, plain or greek
  • 1⁄2 cup 1% milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon pastry or all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Glaze
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 cup sifted powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Whisk together the flour (except the 1 tablespoon), sugar, baking powder, lemon zest, and salt.
  3. Using a pastry/dough blender, cut in the butter until butter is incorporated except for a few spots of butter. You could also use a fork to cut the butter in.
  4. Add the lemon juice, yogurt, milk and egg in a separate bowl, mixing.
  5. Add this mixture to the dough and mix until it just comes together. The dough should be thick.
  6. In a separate bowl, toss the blueberries with the 1 tablespoon of flour to coat. Stir in the blueberries carefully into the dough.
  7. Place dough unto cookie sheet and form into a circle, evening out the dough until it is about 1 inch thick.
  8. Cut the dough equally into 8 pieces (I usually cut in half, then into four, then six, then eight).
  9. Bake for 17 minutes.
  10. Transfer to a wire rack to cool and prepare glaze.
  11. Glaze
  12. Mix all the ingredients together until smooth (run through a food processor if necessary). If too runny, add 1 tablespoon at a time of powdered sugar. If too thick, add 1 teaspoon at a time of milk.
  13. Drizzle over the scones.
  14. Enjoy!
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If you are not dripping saliva all over your keyboard, I will slap you silly with what is left of my unfrosted dignity.

A huge THANK YOU to my loveliest newly-engaged friend Jess–congrats, you wonderful woman, you!

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16 Replies to “Guest Post from Jessiker Bakes: Healthier Lemon Blueberry Scones with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze”

  1. I’m a lemon freak, so this is the perfect recipe for me. Plus don’t lemon and blueberries play so well together? Terrific recipe & guest post — thanks!

    1. Lemon and blueberries are, undoubtedly, an awesome pairing!

  2. I don’t know how you do it Ala!! All these amazing guest posts and delicious recipes. I love Jessica and all her healthy recipes. These scones look amazing! Hope things are starting to slow down for you 🙂

    1. I have to say the same of you, Zainab, because I don’t do nearly enough! Things are in that guilt-inducing slow slump. Thank goodness for you lovely gals 🙂 I still need to catch up on your blog, It’s been busy enough. Cheers!!

  3. I love Jess too – I just got back from the conference so I need to go over to her blog to squeal about the engagement! Fantastic guest post – I can always use a new and fabulous lemon blueberry scone recipe!

    1. omg YES her engagement, SO much excitement! And girl, I hope you had a FANTASTIC time at that conference, it looked like such a blast!!

  4. Ala you are too sweet! I laughed at your introduction haha, and aww thank you! I’m happy to have guest blogged for you 🙂

    1. Well, you’re a gem! And on that note, CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN GIRL!

  5. these scones are awesome! better than starbucks! 😉 we love Jessica’s blog also!

    1. Ohh, it’s great to meet another Jess lover! Starbucks has got nothing on her. And of course, it’s always awesome to have you over here as well–happy Tuesday! 🙂

  6. Yayyyy I LOVE it when blogs collaborate with something delicious like this!

    1. yayyyyyyyyy collaboration–thanks, Shikha! Hope you’re traveling and having fun these days, eh?

  7. Heyy you seem like a busybee 😛 Totally appreciating you introducing new blogs for me to read though! These scones look super awesome!!

    1. Haha! yes, that’s the beauty of having guest posters–though it really HAS been crazy these days. It’s good as always to see your friendly face though, of course!

  8. Love Jessica and so happy for her! These scones look amazing! Love that they are healthier and blueberry and lemon is my favorite combo 🙂

    1. Lemon & blueberry is SO yummy–I don’t know what it is, but they’re both so fresh and bright! YAY Jess, seriously. and yay, hello to you 🙂 happy Tuesday/Wednesday!

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