Seriously Amazing Strawberry Scones

Friday, March 25, 2016






This week I made some strawberry scones and posted a picture on Facebook and Instagram and I received many comments and emails asking for the recipe.   So for all my wonderful readers, I decided to make the sacrifice and make more scones today...  you know, so I could take some pictures and write about them!


Certainly not because there were none left and I really wanted more!






So, the back story.  I recently cleaned out my freezer and had two little tiny bags of frozen strawberries left over from our amazing May and June strawberry season last year.  We have a strawberry farm just down the road from us that grows and sells THE BEST strawberries I've ever eaten.  (And I'm not kidding about that.)  And since I had that little bag of strawberries on the brain... and scones on the brain, it just made sense to indulge!


So, here is how I made them!






Into a large glass bowl place: 3 cups flour, 5 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/3 cup sugar. Mix well and add 2 sticks of chilled butter cut into cubes.






Using a pastry cutter, cut your butter into small pea size pieces.  






Whisk 3/4 cup of heavy cream and 1 egg together in a small bowl...






...and add it to your flour mixture.






I also like to add about 1/4 of a cup of chopped strawberries to the dough.  Since mine were frozen, there was also a lot of juice so I didn't need more than that.  If you were using fresh strawberries, you might want to try to mash them just a little bit to get the juice out... it makes the scones so good!






Mix together until it is looks like this.  Kind of mixed together, but yet crumbly.






Prepare a surface to roll out your dough.  I use a pastry sheet, but you could just use your counter top.  Add a little flour to keep the dough from sticking.






It will be very crumbly.






Use your hands to knead in all the crumbly pieces and form a nice ball.






Roll out the dough to a large circle about 3/4 inch thick.






Using a pizza cutter, cut the circle into about 8 - 12 wedges.  I actually like to cut some smaller wedges for me since I don't eat that much.  


Ha!  Kidding!  (Smile!)   I actually cut small ones for my grand-girls. 






Cover a jelly roll pan with parchment paper and place your scone wedges onto the paper.  Be sure to leave a little distance between them so the edges get crispy!






Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes until they are firm and a little brown.







Set them aside to cool and make the frosting.  I do not use a lot of frosting, because I like the sweetness to come from the strawberries.  But I do make enough frosting to drizzle over the berries.  So, I only use about 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, and a tiny bit of heavy cream... adding a little more as you stir.  You can also add a tiny bit of strawberry juice if you have it left over from your strawberries.    Mix it all together well; you want it to be a bit runny so you can drizzle it.






Place a few slices of strawberries on each scone and drizzle the frosting over each one.






Serve when they are warm!   But, I won't kid you... they are just as good the next day (if you have any left)!


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6 comments:

  1. You are the best!!! Many thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. Oh my goodness, those do look yummy!

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  3. Delicious! Perfect for Easter and Spring/Summer dessert, well, for everyday!
    Happy Easter! Kathleen in Az

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  4. Yay! Cannot wait to try these this summer with our local strawberries, but I'm not gonna wait till then to make a batch or two! Thanks for sharing Dori!

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  5. This is getting pinned, (and baked as soon as I can squeeze a few carbs back into my diet). These look fantastic!

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  6. This does look SERIOUSLY amazing!! What a treat they must be!

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