Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Strawberry Scones

I have really fallen in love with scones lately.  Specifically the berry scones from a local bakery! I have had them several times at various work events and just love the flavor and texture of the scones.  A friend of mine shared a recipe for Blueberry Scones she made and I knew I had to make them.  I didn’t have blueberries on hand so I used strawberries instead. Here is the recipe. I left out the Orange Zest because I didn’t have any oranges and it still tasted fine!

· 2 cups all-purpose flour
· 1/2 cup sugar
· 1 tablespoon baking powder
· 1 teaspoon kosher salt
· 1 tablespoon grated orange zest (I left this out)
· 1 stick cold unsalted butter, grated
· 1 large egg, lightly beaten
· 1/2 cup cold heavy cream
· 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (or any other fruit cut small and drained of excess water)
· extra heavy cream for brushing the tops
· raw sugar for sprinkling the tops

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup sugar, the baking powder, orange zest, and salt. Add the cold butter and mix at the lowest speed. Combine the egg and heavy cream and, with the mixer on low speed, slowly pour into the flour and butter mixture. Mix until just blended. The dough will look lumpy.  Add the blueberries to the dough, and mix on low speed until blended.
Dump the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead it into a ball. Flour your hands and a rolling pin and roll the dough 3/4-inch thick. You should see small bits of butter in the dough. Keep moving the dough on the floured board so it doesn't stick.
Shape the dough into a square. Cut the square into quarters then cut again into eighths, diagonally, making triangles.
Brush the tops of the scones with heavy cream, sprinkle with sugar and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the tops are browned and the insides are fully baked. The scones will be firm to the touch.
Serve warm with butter.
Try these today, I promise you will not be sorry. Whether you are having them for breakfast or just as an indulgent snack, make sure you take the Thyme to Savor...

1 comment:

  1. Jigar's been asking me to make him scones for years and i don't know why i never made them! Glad you enjoyed making them. Super easy and you can go wrong :)