A soft, slightly buttery gluten-free scone with a warm biscuity texture, loaded with sweet blackberries and drizzled with a maple vanilla glaze. Only 35 minutes from start to finish for these dreamy scones!
It's been way WAY waaeee too long since my last post. So I'd like to make it up to you with these blackberry sour cream scones with maple vanilla glaze. They're soft, slightly buttery with a warm biscuity texture, loaded with sweet blackberries, then drizzled with a maple vanilla glaze that you might just want to schmear all over your face. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?
Anyone still reading this blog? Have I wooed you back with these scones? Hulloooo....
Last month I was all about seizing the summer day with an amazing popsicle, some goats, and a kiddy slide, when it hit me like a cast iron frying pan that it was August. Whaaa WHAT?! My neck was about to whiplash from the summer double take. But instead I looked summer in the eye and said, "I'M OUTTA HERE!!" Time to step away from the kitchen, my computer, and head out the door with my sunglasses, swimsuit, and running shoes. And I left my in-laws house. For like a month. And it was aaaawesome!!!! (Side note -> Yep, we're still living with my hubby's parents, but walls on our new house are going up this week! Double oven here I come!)
The vacationpalooza began with a road trip to see dear friends in Eastern Washington followed by a caravan trip to Priest Lake in Northern Idaho. Priest Lake made me realize I need to figure out how to get more lake time in my life during the summer months. Beautiful, quiet (at least when the kiddos were sleeping), and soul rejuvenating.
Then back to Portlandia in time to throw on my running shoes and conquer the "Mother of All Relays" where my teammates lovingly bestowed me with the nickname Puke & Rally, which I'd tell you all about but I just can't on a food blog. It doesn't make for appetizing conversation. But I did finish the race. I finished EVERY. SINGLE. LEG. that I was responsible for, and I have no shame in saying that I fully 100% earned that medal. And yes, I did proudly wear it out to dinner the following night with my hubby and kidlets like I had just won an Olympic gold. No shame at all.
August was then finished out by sending the kiddos off to a week long vacay with my parents while I recouped just long enough from the first part of my running relay nickname before dashing out the door again with my hubby for a date night at Five Pines Lodge in Sisters, Oregon (check them out for a seriously romantic getaway) followed by an annual reunion with college friends while rafting the Deschutes River in Central Oregon.
And now I'm back. Miss me??
And just like that the end of summer is quickly coming to a close, school is back in session, leaves are already beginning to drift to the ground, and my swimsuit is packed away until next summer. I honestly lament this time of year a bit. Summer is my jam. Fall is beautiful in it's own way and autumn soups and stews and warm cozy things are nice, but summer...I'll miss you. Sigh...
Okay, I'm over it. Here's to looking on the bright side, even if the sun is hiding behind the clouds. Bright side = blackberry sour cream scones with maple vanilla glaze. The glaze is totally optional and these scones are delightful without it but more delightful with it, so I suggest trying them at least once with the glaze.
For the hubs and I, scones are a Saturday treat symbolizing a lazy weekend morning, which seem to have become a luxury as our kiddos grow older. Saturdays without kiddo swim lessons, some kind of get together, or just general to-do's are becoming difficult to acquire. I love all the fun weekends bring but I also love the slowness of an occasional unscheduled Saturday. Especially if it involves scones.
And because I'm not quite ready to fully loosen my grip on summer (okay I lied, I'm not totally over it) I saved some blackberries in my freezer just for the occasion. Any type of berry from your summer harvest, assuming you saved a stash of them in your freezer, will work for these scones. You still have time to snatch some berries at your local grocery store too (at least if you live in the PNW, do you have berries where you are?). Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or even huckleberries would be delish!
So how boutz a lazy Saturday morning with these blackberry sour cream scones, a cuppa something warm and tasty (me+chai=bliss), maybe a good book, or just chillin' with the people you love. Sounds like the perfect way to welcome in these fall weekends. Okay summer, maybe I am over you. At least until next year.
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