Monday, April 7, 2014

Strawberry Scones

 Ok...I know what you're thinking... 1.) I wanna lick the screen. (And that's okay.) 2.) Betheny...this isn't a cake. And neither was your last post.
I know, I know. I just couldn't help it because they are so super delicious. There are cakes coming soon, I pinky-promise. 

Today we are making Strawberry Scones just in time for SPRING!!!
Not a fan of Strawberries? Not a problem! Switch them and the preserves out with Blackberries!!

Need ideas on what to serve for your next garden or tea party?? 

Strawberry Scones. 

Wondering what to serve at that baby or bridal shower that you are throwing next week?

Bam! Strawberry Scones.

OR do you just need something super yummy to put in your face?

 The answer to all these questions are very obviously "Strawberry Scones".


Strawberry Scones

3 C. Flour (Plus more for your counter top)
1/4 C. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
1 Tbs. Baking Powder
3/4 C. (1 1/2 sticks) of cold Unsalted Butter (cubed)
1/4 C. Strawberry preserves
1 C. cold Heavy Cream (For a lower fat option, use Half & Half or whole milk)
1 C. Chopped Fresh Strawberries

Strawberry Glaze:

1 C. Powdered sugar
1 Tbs. Strawberry preserves
1 Tbs. Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Milk


1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
2. I have a food processor, so I combine all the dry ingredients and the cubed butter in the processor and blitz it a couple of times so that the butter is a little less than pea-sized throughout. You can also do this by using two knives, a pastry blender or a fork, cutting the butter in until you see little tiny pea-sized(or smaller)bits of butter throughout your dry ingredients. Transfer dry ingredient and butter mixture into a large bowl. Set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the strawberry preserves and the heavy cream.
4. Make a well in your dry ingredient and butter mixture. Pour in the Heavy cream, Strawberry preserve mixture and Fresh strawberries. Stir just until your dough comes together. (Add more heavy cream a tiny bit at a time if the dough seems too dry.) Don't overwork your dough!
5. Sprinkle your counter top with a bit of flour and form your dough into a flat disk (about 1 inch tall and 8 inches in diameter). Use a large knife or a bench scraper to section the dough into 12 "pizza pie" slices.
6. Place slices on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 min. or until you see the edges of your scones turning a beautiful golden brown.
7. While the scones are cooling, measure out 1 C. of Powdered sugar in a medium bowl and set aside. Whisk together the strawberry preserves,lemon juice, and the milk. Then whisk the strawberry and lemon juice mixture into the powdered sugar.  Drizzle scones with your glaze.
8. Stuff your face with these yummy beauties!!