Thursday, April 1, 2010

Strawberry Scones

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This isn't the first time I have made these scones and it will certainly not be my last. I love this recipe and cannot thank Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict enough!!! She came to my rescue one day when I tweeted looking for a good scone recipe for a school project that my daughter was working on.

Turns out to be the easiest and most forgiving recipe I have come across in a long, long time!

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Scones – from "Tamasin's Kitchen Bible" by Tamasin Day-Lewis (converted to imperial measures)

Yield 12-24 (depending on how you shape them)

Ingredients:

3 1/4 cup (450g) All Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup (50g) sugar (+ more for sprinkling)

6 Tbsp (85g) butter (cold)

and either

2 tsp baking soda + 2 tsp cream of tartar + 1-1/4 cup (300ml) buttermilk, sour milk, yoghurt or sour cream (mixed together)

or

2 tsp baking soda + 4.5 tsp cream of tartar + 1-1/4 cup (300ml) homo milk (full fat) (mixed together)

1/2 – 3/4 cup strawberries(100g) or other fruit or dried fruit

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425F/220C and line a baking tray with parchment
  • Sift together flour, salt and sugar. Grate/rub in butter and quickly mix in liquid until spongy.
  • Lightly knead until smooth and roll to about 1/2" – 3/4" (1-2 cm) thickness.
  • Cut out scones with a 2" cutter...or whatever size you want, set on prepared tray for 10 minutes. Lightly brush with egg/milk wash and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until a nice golden brown. Cool for about 5 minutes on sheet pan then move to rack to cool.

***I have made these with blueberries and also dried cranberries with some lemon zest added in. Truly a wonderfully versatile recipe!

****For anyone following Weight Watchers this is a 4 Point item based on the 15 that I made using non-fat plain yogurt.

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10 comments:

Peter M said...

...and it shows....these scones are cafe-grade. those FLA strawberries must be in season now.

Bellini Valli said...

Most recipes seem doomed to failure in my kichen so I am looking forward to a no-fail recipe for scones Judy.

Elle said...

Juuuudy! Those look amazing! The photos are gorgeous.

Patsyk said...

Wish I could try one now! They look scrumptious!

Bren said...

i want to eat this every day until i lose 8 lbs! lol! the strawberries gotta be for something.... :)

RJ Flamingo said...

Those look awesome and sound wonderfully simple! Love!

glamah16 said...

Those do look good. Ship me some.

Susan @ SGCC said...

Those scones look so pretty, Judy! My strawberry plants are finally bearing fruit, so I've got to make these!

Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen said...

Those scones look so good Judy! I love how versatile they are - and since you can use buttermilk in them or yogurt, they should work well with my soaking method!

Anonymous said...

Great recipe Judy, but just wondering at what point do you mix in the strawberries / fruit?
Can't wait to try them. Thanks!