Scones with Bonne Maman® Preserves
Fresh-baked scones with our traditional fruit preserves are a delightful, simple treat.
Scones are wedges of traditional baked breakfast bread that are satisfying, delicious and perfect with our all natural fruit preserves.
Made from a batter of flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, milk or cream and eggs, scones are light and moderately sweet – making them ideal pallets for showing off the flavors of Bonne Maman!
Preserves can be used as a topping or mixed in with the batter and baked into scones for an even more flavorful version. Mixing the ingredients together properly is the key to making scones. It works best to hand mix the dough to avoid over mixing, which can make scones too hard or flaky. Fresh fruit, nuts and other flavorful items are great additions.
We suggest using Bonne Maman Blueberry and Strawberry Preserves, which add the sweet flavor of juicy berries. The combination of the preserves and fresh berries make for a sweet, fresh-tasting scone that’s light, fluffy and not too rich.
Bonne Maman Berry Scones
2 3/4 cups (11 1/2 ounces) All-Purpose Flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup cold butter
2 extra large eggs
3/4 cup heavy cream or milk
2 cups blueberries or chopped strawberries
½ Cup Bonne Maman Wild Blueberry and Strawberry Preserves
1 Jar of Bonne Maman preserves to use as topping
Combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Cut butter into the flour until the mixture resembles crumbs.
In a separate bowl, beat two eggs until they’re light and airy. Add ¾ cup heavy cream or milk.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir in the blueberries or chopped strawberries, and Bonne Maman Wild Blueberry and Strawberry Preserves. Mix the dough until it all comes together, being careful not to over mix.
Roll dough out to a thickness of 1 inch. Cut into rounds with fluted pastry cutters. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes or until golden.