Monday, May 10, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake Scones


I've been loving experimenting with the base recipe from my favorite orange cranberry scones. Today, I whipped up a strawberry shortcake variety, and it is awesome! Here is the adjusted recipe:

Strawberry Shortcake Scones:

Scones:
  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup room temperature butter, cubed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (I used vanilla bean paste.)
  • 1/3 cup strawberry juice*
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
*I used some of the juice from my leftover fruit salsa and fresh strawberries. Next time, I will either mix the chopped strawberries with a little sugar, let them sit, strain off the liquid and use the strawberries in the scones. I think you could also use frozen strawberries in syrup and strain to separate the liquid and the fruit.

Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and. Cube the butter and mix in to the mixture until the butter is pea sized. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, vanilla, strawberry juice and milk together. Stir into the flour mixture until the dough is moist, do not over mix. Knead in the strawberries. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead a couple of times. Divide dough into two equal balls. Pat each ball into an 8 inch circle. (Be careful to make sure it is not too thick in the center.) Place each ball onto a parchment paper lined or greased cookie sheet. Score each circle with a knife into 6 wedges. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25-30 minutes, or until done and lightly golden. Allow the scones to cool. (I sanded the scones in the picture with vanilla sugar because they were just TOO pretty to frost!) We ate these warm, and they were DELICIOUS. I think you could also serve them with whipped cream as a dessert. They would be delicious.

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18 comments:

  1. those look wonderful!!! your recipes always make me hungry :)

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  2. Those look so light and good - great job! - www.delightfulcountrycookin.com

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  3. These sound great! I have a maple oat scone that we love and I've been wishing for a version more summery--this will be perfect. Thanks!!

    http://www.thislifeofours.net/thishappyhome

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  4. Sounds so good! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh, yum! This sounds fabulous! I"m going to put this on our breakfast menu!

    Sherry

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  6. Oh yum, my boys would love this! I'm afraid to make them I may eat the whole batch :)

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  7. I might have to try these for my strawberry theme. They look great. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I love strawberries and these look great! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. These are fabulous! Thanks for the basic recipe. Like you, I will mix it up...great idea, thanks so much.

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  10. I made these for breakfast this morning. We all liked them but it made a lot for 4 people. I took the rest to church and they were devoured. Only thing I was concerned about was how wet the dough seemed when I put them in the oven but they came out fine after 30 min of cooking. Thanks so much!

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  11. They sound great for dessert or for breakfast! Even lunch, since I am a big baked goods fan... ;-)

    Thanks for sharing!

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  12. These look great! Making me hungry...

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  13. Can't wait to try this!
    Following you now from Delectable Tuesday! Would appreciate a follow back on Pinay in Texas Cooking Corner.
    Thanks! Have a great week!

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