Strawberry Scone Recipe



When summer arrives and the garden is full of ripe strawberries, I reach for this Strawberry Scone recipe. It's quick and easy, and makes a batch of about 12 delicious scones.

This also works as a blueberry or raspberry scone recipe!

These scones are especially good warm, straight from the oven, with a cup of tea.



strawberry scones



Or, for an extra special treat, let the scones cool, and serve with whipped cream. Scatter a few extra sliced strawberries on top.

scones with whipped cream

How's that for an elegant homemade dessert?




Check that you have these staples at home

  • in the cupboard

    • whole wheat flour
    • sugar
    • baking powder
    • salt

  • in the fridge or freezer

    • butter
    • milk

Buy these fresh ingredients

  • strawberries

Get out your equipment

  • Essential

    • a baking sheet
    • a large mixing bowl
    • measuring cups and spoons
    • a mixing spoon

  • Nice to have but not necessary

    • a pastry blender (if not, use two knives)





    The recipe

    2 cups/500 mL whole wheat flour

    3 Tbsp/45 mL sugar

    2 tsp/10 mL baking powder

    1/4 tsp/1 mL salt

    6 Tbsp/90 mL cold butter

    1 cup/250 mL fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced

    2/3 cup/160 mL milk



    Preheat oven to 425F/220C.

    Grease a baking sheet.

    In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

    Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

    Add the strawberries. Mix.

    Add the milk.
    Toss together with a fork until the mixture holds together well.

    Flour your hands and use them to gently form the dough into a ball.

    Pull off about 1/4 cup/60 mL of dough.
    Place it on the baking sheet.

    Bake until golden brown (about 12 minutes).




    Substitutions

    • Use another flour (spelt, kamut, white, etc.) in place of the whole wheat flour.

    Ideas for making this recipe your own

    • Try using different berries in place of - or as well as - the strawberries. How about raspberries or blueberries? Blackberries? Cranberries?

    • Roll the dough out flat, and cut the scones into shapes. You could use a knife to cut squares and triangles, or use a glass to cut out circles. You could even use some simple cookie cutters. (Don't use cookie cutters with small details, though. The dough will stick to the cutter and be next to impossible to get out.)

    Tips

    • I save the foil wrappers from butter and use them to grease my baking sheets. Just rub the foil, butter side down, all over the baking sheet. There is usually enough leftover butter on the foil to do the job.

    • I recommend using a pastry blender when making this strawberry scone recipe. I used to think that a pastry blender was a fancy appliance. In fact, it's just a low tech set of blades attached to a handle.


    pastry blender






    If you enjoy this strawberry scone recipe, you may also like these other recipes:

    • Carrot Cake
    • Brownies

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