Friday, April 15, 2016

Cozy Food Friday
with a


That means it's time to share a recipe from 
another great cozy mystery!

Today I'm featuring a recipe from
Book 2 in the Charlie McClung Mysteries
Mary Anne Edwards

For Charlie McClung, going home to Virginia with Marian was supposed to be a joyous occasion, but upon arrival at his childhood home, he’s met with a note instead of his family. 

“Don’t worry, Love, we’re all okay. Come to the shop. A dead girl was found in an armoire delivered just now. Huggies, Ma” 

Charlie is quickly recruited to help solve the murder of a young girl who was on the path to becoming a nun. The suspects begin to mount as Charlie delves deep into the girl’s life, revealing a sordid and ugly side of the town’s good girl.

A GOOD GIRL is a bit more a modern 

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On to the recipe!

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze


2     Cups all-purpose flour
1     Tablespoon baking powder
½   Teaspoon salt
2     Tablespoons sugar
5     Tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut in chunks
1     Cup fresh blueberries
1     Cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing the scones

Lemon Glaze

½    Cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2      Cups confectioners’ sugar
1      Tablespoon unsalted butter
1       Lemon, zest finely


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Sift together all of the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Using a pastry blender or two forks, cut in the butter into the dry ingredients to coat the pieces with the flour mixture. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs. Gently fold the blueberries into the flour/butter mixture. Do not mash or bruise the blueberries; their color will bleed into the dough. Make a well in the center and pour in the heavy cream. Fold everything together just to incorporate; do not overwork the dough.

Press the dough into an 8 – 12 inch round mound, depending on the thickness you prefer. Cut into eight wedges or more depending on your preference. Place the wedges on an ungreased cookie sheet and brush the tops with a little heavy cream. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Let the scones cool before you glaze.

You can make the glaze in the microwave or double boiler. Mix the lemon juice with the confectioners’ sugar until dissolved in a heat-proof bowl over a pot of simmering water or microwave-proof bowl, depending on the method you choose. Whisk in the butter and lemon zest. Either microwave the glaze for 30 seconds or continue to whisking in the double boiler. Whisk the glaze smooth and free of lumps, then drizzle the glaze over the scones. Let it set a minute before serving.

Hints:  You can use half-n-half in place of heavy cream.
            The batter maybe sticky so you use less cream or add a tiny bit of flour until the dough is workable.
            I baked the round first for 15 minutes then cut into wedges and baked a few more minutes until done.

Photos 1 & 4, Courtesy of Mary Anne Edwards
Photos 2 & 3, Courtesy of Google Images

Mmm Mmm Mmm...
I can smell these baking, can't you?

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Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading

My Book Beginnings

Charlie, was scrawled across the envelope taped over the doorbell. Charlie McClung's heart pounded. This can't be good.  

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Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's okay.) *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grab you. *Post it.

My Friday 56

Charlie grinned and wrapped his arms around her. “I don’t care about morning breath.” His gentle kiss grew more passionate as she slid her arms around him. 

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  1. Sounds like a great thriller! Thanks so much for the delicious recipe. I have blueberries, so I'm going to make this today. Love blueberries, love scones! :-)

    1. Thank you for entering. I hope you have a brilliant weekend.

  2. The dreaded morning breath that is usually ignored in books and movies. LOL I like that scene. No worries. Just found a dead girl!

    My Friday 56 from The Overnight

    1. Thank you for stopping by. I like to keep my stories real.

  3. I haven't heard of this book but it sounds so good! I love the sound of the blueberry scones too. I can just imagine how good they smell!

    1. The scones are yummy! This is the second book of in the Charlie McClung Mysteries. Good Luck!

  4. Sounds like a fun read.

    I'm featuring Between you and me this week. Happy reading.

    1. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Sounds really good! And I want that scone, Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

    1. Thank you! The scones are delightful. A must eat. LOL

  6. Another great recipe and post. As always, thanks for your great blog.

  7. Sounds delicious. Can I ask wgat heavy cream is?? (Live in UK and not heard of heavy cream before)

    1. Hey! Thank you for stopping by. Here is the answer to your question. Heavy cream, also called heavy whipping cream, is whipping cream with a milk fat content of between 36 and 40 percent. Whipping cream will double in volume when whipped. Heavy cream is not the same as the British double cream. Double cream has 48% butterfat, 8% higher than the highest-fat cream available in the United States.

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    1. Yes, they are yummy. The pictures of the scones are the before my husband arrived home from work, and after he got home. Not many scones left by the end of the night. Thank you for stopping by.

  9. Yum! Thanks, Lisa. Hope you're having a good Friday.

    1. Hello! Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a brilliant weekend.

  10. I cracked up over the non-chalance of the note! No biggie... just a corpse...

    1. Thank you! Just what I was looking for. LOL Thank you for stopping by.

  11. Those scones look so good! I would use wild blueberries. Definitely have to try this recipe sometime.

    1. Thank you for stopping by. My husband adores the scones.

  12. Thank you for the recipe and this wonderful giveaway!

  13. Lemon and blueberry? I'm in! Looks like a very interesting read, something different.. Thanks for the review and chance to win!

    1. Thank you! The scones are yummy and the book is great! But I'm a bit prejudiced. LOL

  14. I love scones. These sound delicious.

    1. Thank you for stopping by. The scones are scrummy! The second picture of the scones was after my husband had a go at them.

  15. I have company coming and these sound perfect! Thanks for the recipe and this great opportunity!

    1. Thank you for stopping by. The scones are great for sharing.

  16. Why can't it be good? You have food plastered all over the blog;)

  17. I like the sound of the story and the sound of that recipe! :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier!

  18. Sounds like quite a gripping read, and those scones look scrumptious!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Happy Sunday!

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