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Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Scones

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

8 scones

This strawberry scones recipe is rich with cream and packed with berry goodness. If you are like me, you won't be able to eat just one! —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
Strawberries 'n' Cream Scones Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, lemon zest, salt and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cream just until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead five times. Gently knead in strawberries, about five times. Pat into an 8-in. circle; brush with egg and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Cut into eight wedges.
  3. Separate wedges and place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Strawberries 'n' Cream Scones Tips

What is the secret to making good scones?

Tender, flaky scones are the shining star of breakfast and brunch. And the key to good scones is using cold ingredients and mixing only until ingredients are combined. Over mixing and handling will result in tough scones. Find more delicious scone recipes.

How do I make scones rise better?

Baking powder give scones their lift, but you can get even more rise by baking scones closer together. Psst! Not all scones are sweet. Give these savory cocktail scones a whirl at your next gathering.

Why are my scones doughy in the middle?

All-purpose flour is best for this strawberry scones recipe as it has a low protein content. Protein builds gluten, which is good for bread, but will make scones doughy. Proper baking times and temperature are also vital to light, fluffy scones. Using an oven thermometer and a kitchen timer will ensure that baked goods are cooked through without burning.

Research contributed by Catherine Ward, Taste of Home Prep Kitchen Manager

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 233 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 387mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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