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JILL BAKES | Lemon & Blueberry Scones

Fluffy buttermilk scones filled with yummy juicy blueberries and zesty lemon - delicious served warm with butter and lemon curd!

You will never buy a scone again when you can rustle these up in about half an hour and the smell of them cooking is divine.

Remember, the secret to a good scone is not adding too much liquid! Too much buttermilk and they won’t rise up and be nice and fluffy so take care when adding... the mixture should be drier than you probably think.

I love a rustic looking scone but you could roll out and use a cutter if you prefer a neater dainty scone!


Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)

County Antrim Foodie and Instagrammer



Makes 4 big scones or 6 smaller ones

225g soda bread self-raising flour

30g butter or spread

30g caster sugar

140-150ml (1/4 pt) buttermilk

1 lemon, zest only

1 handful fresh blueberries

For the glaze:

1 heaped dessertspoon icing sugar

A few drops of lemon juice/milk/water


Preheat your oven to 190 degrees fan.

Sieve the flour into a large bowl. Rub the spread into the flour until it resembles a breadcrumb texture.

Add in the sugar, lemon zest, blueberries and combine.

Add in buttermilk and use a kitchen knife to mix until it forms a dough. Don't overmix.

Only add enough milk to bind the ingredients, it shouldn't be too soft or they will spread out too much.

Put a little flour on your hands and roll each one into a round scone shape - this makes about 4 scones. Or you could roll out on a floured surface and use a cutter.

Place on a baking tray spaced a little apart and bake for 17-20 mins until just golden. Transfer to a cooling rack.

Make up the glaze in a small bowl - don't make it too runny! Drizzle over each scone with a spoon and grate over a little extra lemon zest. Enjoy!


Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.

Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with over 22,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.

The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.

Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.

CLICK HERE to head over to INSTAGRAM to discover JILL BAKES - it is a fantastic blog where you'll discover enough inspiration to keep you baking and cooking for months!


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