Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Strawberry Scones

One of my absolute favorite breakfast dishes are the fancy and delightful scones!  I love them in all flavors and how perfectly they pair with a latte or hot tea.

This particular scone was made with fresh strawberries...and let me tell you, they did not last long!


Adapted from Ina Garten:
  • 4 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, plus additional for sprinkling
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 pound cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 4 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup cold heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup small-diced dried fresh strawberries 
  • Pinch of cinnamon {I added this step for flavor}
  • 1 egg beaten with 2 tablespoons water or milk, for egg wash
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 


In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine 4 cups of flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in the cold butter at the lowest speed and mix until the butter is in pea-sized pieces. Combine the eggs and heavy cream and quickly add them to the flour and butter mixture. Combine until just blended. Toss the strawberries with 1 tablespoon of flour, add them to the dough, and mix quickly. The dough may be a bit sticky.


Dump the dough out onto a well-floured surface and be sure it is well combined. Flour your hands and a rolling pin and roll the dough 3/4-inch thick. You should see lumps of butter in the dough. Cut into squares with a 4-inch plain or fluted cutter, and then cut them in half diagonally to make triangles. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.


Brush the tops with egg wash. Sprinkle with sugar {I used "Sugar in the Raw" for a more coarse effect} and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the outsides are crisp and the insides are fully baked.

 I enjoyed mine with a little blackberry jam...yum!

What's your favorite kind of scone?

xo natasha

Linked to: Tasty Tuesdays

39 comments:

  1. yun! those look fantastic, i love scones :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  2. OH YUM! These look so so good, especially your blackberry jam with them! My stomach is growling...

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  3. I have never made scones before but these look so tasty! I might have to make them this weekend.

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  4. Yum!!! Can you just make them for me, please? I am a horrible baker!

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  5. oh wow!! slap jam on it?! sounds like a perfect idea!! I love raspberry and blueberry scones!!

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  6. MMMM tasty. I love Ina Garten!

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  7. Oh wow, these look delicious!! And honestly, I'm a fan of any kind of scone:)

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  8. Yum - I love scones! I think my absolute favorite is cranberry white chocolate. I could eat them for dessert! And I really love the word scone too. It sounds proper or something; I don't know, I just like it!

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  9. Okay pastries are my favorite! This one sounds delish. I also love plain sugar ones, too! I always get them at the tea shop I go to do my homework in in Seattle.

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  10. Pumpkin scones in the fall. Yum!

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  11. I agree with Kelly above, pumpkin scones mmm

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  12. I love scones so I am definitely going to have to give this recipe a try!

    xo

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  13. Scones make me week in the knees! These looks absolutely amazing.

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  14. I have made these before and I loved them..... Yum. Yours looks incredible.

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  15. Strawberries are SO delicious right now! Great recipe! Thank you for sharing.

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  16. I am a scone *fanatic*...These look absolutely amazing! I'm making these little babies for breakfast tomorrow...or maybe I won't wait that long...(c:

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  17. These looks so delicious!! I'm saving the recipe so I can make them!

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  18. So delicious looking!! I'm a big fan of chocolate chip scones. And now I'm craving one :)

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  19. Sweet! Can't wait to make these! They look delicious!

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  20. i just made some boysenberry jam and have left over mashed boysenberry's...do you think i could make these...but, with my berry's??
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  21. Ohhh my word these look goooood! I have always wondered how the heck you make these! Now I know :) My FAV (which I ate far too many of when I was pregnant) is blueberry scones..with LOTS of butter :)

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  22. how very british you are today! so yummy!

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  23. These look amazing!! They may need to make an appearance at my book club!

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  24. Oh my, these look delicious! And I was just feeling like I was in a bfast funk. I am definitely writing down this recipe to try with fresh berries this summer.

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  25. they look delish...I've never had strawberry scones before but I have had plenty of scones with strawberry jam :) I'll try your recipe - thanks for sharing
    Claudia xo

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  26. This sounds amazing; I have to confess I didn't have my glasses on when I read the title of your post. I thought it said 'strawberry scones', and I thought, "well I have to see this..." :)

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  27. my mouth is watering...I have given up carbs for a few weeks. These look SO incredibly good!

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  28. These look delicious! I usually have cranberry scones and sometimes chocolate chip scones. I will be trying these strawberry ones for sure. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  29. I love scones!!! I will most definitely be trying these strawberry ones...YUM!!! xoxoxo brynn

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  30. I love scones too. Simple and delicious! When I was growing up in Argentina (were they still tend to keep the 5 pm high tea custom), my mom would make orange scones with earl tea. Wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing the great recipe.

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  31. Oh yes please! That looks like the perfect breakfast for me! I love Ina Garten's recipes!

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  32. Looks like the perfect breakfast. Mmm!

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  33. These look great! My favorite scone is the orange scone from Panera. YUM! I think I might have to grab one tonight to have with my tea.

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  34. Ok those look delicious!!!!! Perfect for the baby shower that I'm hosting soon! xo

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  35. i love scones! these so do darn delish!! have to make them soon!

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  36. Oh my goodness these look like heaven!! These are now on my MUST try list! ;) Happy Weekend!!

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  38. Blueberry scones are heaven. I have yet to make my own scones but I think I'll give it a shot soon!

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