Strawberry and Cream Scones

Strawberry and Cream Scones created by Boomette

These tender scones, studded with fresh strawberries, sport an unusual glaze. Based on granulated sugar rather than confectioners', and tinted gold by a very high percentage of vanilla, the topping gives the scones a nicely crunchy finish. They're the perfect vehicle for a dollop of double Devon cream and a dab of jam (try strawberry-rhubarb or my strawberry jam recipe #388115). Strawberry and Cream Scones are great served warm, slathered in Honey Thyme Butter recipe #428651 or my Homemade Lemon Clotted Cream recipe #453683. From KingArthurRecipes.com.

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directions

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets, or a full-size or mini-scone pan.
  • To make the scones: In a blender or food processor, process 1/2 cup of the strawberries with the half and half or cream until the mixture is smooth. Set it aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Cut in the butter, using your fingertips, a fork or a pastry blender.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the strawberry/half and half mixture, the egg, and the vanilla extract. Stir this mixture into the dry ingredients. Add the 2/3 cup diced strawberries and stir just until everything is well-combined. This is a wet, sticky dough, good for drop scones.
  • Drop the dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets; each scone should be about the size of a golf ball. A tablespoon cookie scoop is exactly the right size for this task. Or divide the dough among the compartments of the scone pan of your choice. Bake the scones until they're golden brown, 15 to 16 minutes (on a baking sheet or in a mini-scone pan), or 18 to 20 minutes (in a standard scone pan). Remove the scones from the oven when they're beginning to brown around the edges. Break one open, just to be sure; they should be moist, but not gummy, at the center.
  • To make the topping: As soon as you remove the scones from the oven, make the topping. Combine the sugar and water in a very small (e.g., 1/4- to 1/3-cup size) microwave-safe bowl, stirring until the sugar is moistened. Heat in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds, until the mixture is bubbly. Carefully remove from the microwave (sugar syrup is very hot), and stir in the vanilla. Stir until the mixture smoothes out. Drizzle or brush the topping over the hot scones.
  • Yield: 8 to 18 scones, depending on your choice of pan.
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"These tender scones, studded with fresh strawberries, sport an unusual glaze. Based on granulated sugar rather than confectioners', and tinted gold by a very high percentage of vanilla, the topping gives the scones a nicely crunchy finish. They're the perfect vehicle for a dollop of double Devon cream and a dab of jam (try strawberry-rhubarb or my strawberry jam recipe #388115). Strawberry and Cream Scones are great served warm, slathered in Honey Thyme Butter recipe #428651 or my Homemade Lemon Clotted Cream recipe #453683. From KingArthurRecipes.com."
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  1. kllywlmt
    Whichever reviewer said these are like strawberry shortcakes was right on. Like the classic biscuit kind topped with fresh whipped cream. I baked mine too long and they were still amazing. My husband and I ate half of them on a Sunday morning and had to give the rest away so we wouldn't eat them all. I made the strawberry butter from recipe #283073 to spread on them which was the icing on the cake. Am making them again now and will certainly come back to this recipe again and again. Thanks for posting!
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  2. Boomette
    I didn't change a thing in the ingredients. And they turned out so good. Even my son likes them. Thanks Bec :) Made for Name that ingredient tag game
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  3. Boomette
    Strawberry and Cream Scones Created by Boomette
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  4. teribee
    I followed the recipe exactly, they are delicious!! I used fresh strawberries, picked at a local farm...heavenly!
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  5. ktenille
    Strawberry and Cream Scones Created by ktenille
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