Thursday, May 26, 2011

Strawberry Scones

Ready for the oven
The house smelled so good.

Strawberry Scones
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 cup diced fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup heavy cream, extra for brushing on top
sanding sugar

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. With pastry blender, cut in butter cubes until mixture has course crumbs. Gently add strawberries and the lemon zest. Make a well in the center of the mixture and set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, mix together eggs and cream. Add egg mixture to flour mixture. gently stir until moistened.

  • Place dough onto a well floured surface. Gently knead the dough by folding and pressing it about 7 times, turning the dough a quarter turn after each fold. Move dough to a lightly floured parchment-lined baking sheet. Pat dough into a 3/4 inch-thick circle. Cut circle into wedges and separate each slightly.

  • Brush wedges with cream and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Bake 16-20 minutes until golden brown. Makes 8-12 scones.

Packaged and ready for a meeting at work:) I brought these to work yesterday. Everyone enjoyed them. I served the scones with Lemon Curd. Of course we all had tea:)
I'll be joining Michael Lee West over at "Designs by Gollum". She is hosting this weeks Foodie Friday event. Stop by for some good eats:)

~ Have a wonderful Memorial Day ~


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They look beautiful, I'll bet the house did smell good:@)

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

I'm a scone addict! These sound wonderful.

I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday.

Pattie T. said...

I have made many varieties of scones, but never once those with strawberries. We always seem to have them on hand, so I'm going to give these a try.

Roberta said...

These look yummy! Your co-workers must love you ;) Have a wonderful weekend. Fondly, Roberta

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I am going to have to keep this recipe in mind for the ladies tea party I want to have this summer - this would be a perfect addition!

LDH said...

Oh, I just made scones this morning from a Giada recipe posted on a friends blog. Yours look delicious!

Amy said...

These strawberry scones look beautiful and delicious. I love the little red spots on them from the strawberries, so pretty. Thank you for sharing (wish I'm your co-worker!).

By the way, I'm hosting 2 Giveaways on my blog, please stop by to enter when you have a chance. One for $50 Thrive products and another one for baking molds and more. Have a wonderful weekend.


Diann said...

Oh, this looks so yummy! Have a great Memorial day!

Olga said...

I'm on a look out for new scones recipes as I currently have only one in my recipe book. These strawberry scones look and sound delicious. I'm saving the recipe.

Kathleen said...

They look great! I have some strawberries !
Your lucky co workers!