Strawberries ‘n Cream Scones

It isn’t quite strawberry season here in Central Illinois, but you wouldn’t know that by walking through the produce department at the grocery store. The other day I was greeted by numerous containers of plump, bright red strawberries just begging me to buy them. I won’t go into how many containers I picked up, but let’s just say I won’t be running out of them anytime soon! :) I love strawberries, not only thrown into baked goodies but sliced with a sprinkle of sugar. Or how about atop some strawberry shortcake? Oh yeah, now we’re talking!

The second I picked up those strawberries I thought bask to the Raspberry Lemon Scones I made last summer and I couldn’t wait to try them as a strawberry version. Homemade scones are one of my favorite breakfast pastries to indulge in. If you have always assumed that scones are dry and bland then you have never tried one of my scone recipes. Just whip up a batch of these babies and I swear you will change your mind forever about scones. These moist and tender scones are studded with fresh strawberries and topped off with a drizzling of lemon icing. These scones are best served warm straight out of the oven or warmed up in the microwave for a few seconds.

Strawberries 'n Cream Scones

Yield: 8 scones

Ingredients:

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 cup diced strawberries
1/4 cup strawberry preserves
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Place flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process with six 1-second pulses.
Remove cover of food processor and sprinkle the butter evenly over the dry ingredients. Add the grated lemon zest. Cover and process with 12 1-second pulses.
Transfer dough to a large bowl. Mix in strawberries with your hands. Add heavy cream and mix with your hands until dough begins to form.
Gently knead dough by hand until it comes together into a rough ball, about 10 seconds. Divide dough into two equal pieces.
To shape the scones, with lightly floured hands press dough into two 8-inch rounds. Spread strawberry preserves over one of the rounds, leaving 1/2-inch plain border. Place the other round atop of the preserve covered round and seal edges. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into 8 wedges.
Place wedges on an ungreased baking sheet and bake in preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes or until tops of scones are a light brown. Transfer to a wire rack for at least 5 minutes before serving.
While the scones are cooling, make lemon glaze. Combine lemon juice and confectioners’ sugar until you achieve a thick, opaque icing. Drizzle over scones and serve.

Source: adapted from Raspberry Lemon Scones

 

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27 Responses to “Strawberries ‘n Cream Scones”

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    thekalechronicles — February 29, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    We don’t even have strawberries in California yet. Where are they coming from? Florida? Mexico? Your scones look yummy.

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    The Sundress Chef — February 29, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    Such a perfect treat for weekend mornings!

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    Chica Andaluza — February 29, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    Fantastic – we´re just getting strawberries here! Love that the strawberries are blended in with the scones, really lovely,

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    fayerod — February 29, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    I live in Southern California and we have beautiful strawberries right now. Ripe, red and sweet! I also made Strawberry Scones this morning (what a coincidence). Can’t wait to try your recipe. I love that it has a layer of jam baked in them. And I agree…scones should not be dry, hard and crumbly rocks. :)

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    ChgoJohn — February 29, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

    I was just in the grocery this morning and they had a 2 for 1 sale on quarts of strawberries. I didn’t buy any and now, seeing your scones, I’m beginning to wish I had. These look delicious!

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    Stefanie — February 29, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

    Beautiful! We’ve had some good looking strawberries where I’m at, and this looks like a perfect use. Love strawberry with lemon, too :)

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    vanillalemon — February 29, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    Pinning these, they look absolutely delicious!!

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    finnegan2749 — February 29, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    Reblogged this on finnegan2749.

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    m&m — February 29, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    Yum! Those look just delicious! I’m a big fan of scones and my boyfriend is an even bigger fan…will have to try them out!

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    Simply Tia — February 29, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

    Your goodies are always tempting and so delicious looking! I love this one especially. Thanks for a great recipe!

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    Amy — February 29, 2012 @ 6:52 pm

    Oh, I love the giant chunks of strawberries in these! and the glaze…yum. I never think to put fresh fruit in my scones, only dried, but this is a great idea :)

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    The Teenage Taste — February 29, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    Ooooh, these scones look delicious! I love strawberry shortcake so putting those flavors into a scone has got to be good! I cannot wait until berry season!

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — February 29, 2012 @ 10:40 pm

    What can I say, those look pretty darn tasty.

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    Just A Smidgen — February 29, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

    My mom was commenting today (she’s in town for a visit) that strawberries have started showing up in Victoria (British Columbia) and this is early for them. I love this recipe, they look anything but dry!! What beautiful moist little plump strawberries bites throughout! And the glaze is the perfect finishing touch:)

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    pizzaqueen1 — March 1, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

    We too have strawberries in our markets, but I have been afraid to try them. If their not coming from California, where? I just figured they looked sweet but probably were without taste. Now I will have to try them, and I am definately trying your scone recipe.

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    Emily @ Life on Food — March 2, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    These look delicious. They have strawberry and cream scones at Panera. They are my husband’s favorite but I always get the cinnamon chip. One day he convinced me that I had to take a bite. It was delicious! Great photos.

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    Christine — March 2, 2012 @ 10:53 pm

    I love scones and strawberries… so good!

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    Jane — March 3, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    I know just what you mean about those piles of strawberries in the markets lately! It makes you wish for summer and sunshine, doesn’t it? In the meantime, what could be better than strawberry & cream scones made from those winter berries? Yours looks heavenly.

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    ....RaeDi — March 3, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

    They look delicious and the photos are beautiful!

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    fatcattn — March 4, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    I have to be honest. These looked a bit of a mess when I took them out of the oven, but individually on the plate, they look fine. Then I tasted them. Forget appearances – these scones are amazing. Light, tender, delish! I think they would make a great plain biscuit minus the fruit.

    • Christina replied: — March 7th, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

      Yea! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the scones! :)

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    Britney — March 6, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    I made these yesterday – and instead of 3 T of sugar….I accidentally put 3/4 c. (which is what the glaze calls for in confectioners sugar)! Yikes! They tasted great but the dough was difficult to handle and they took forever to bake. haha. Next time I will follow the recipe and I’m sure the results will be even better. :)

    • Christina replied: — March 7th, 2012 @ 5:56 pm

      Oh no! I am glad that they still turned out for you though! :)

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    Shawn — April 28, 2013 @ 6:06 pm

    These look amazing! I love scones, and now I know what to do with the mass amounts of strawberries I come home with after picking!

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