Strawberry Shortcake Scones

Tuesday, April 26, 20113comments

These great scones are inspired by my favorite summer barbeque dessert and were a collaborative effort with the kids for breakfast this morning. They were simply delicious and would be a fantastic at a weekend brunch. The thick cream is an absolute must on these!

I start these in my food processor because it is so fast but they can be made just as easily in a large bowl by cutting the butter in with a pastry blender or even 2 knifes held between the fingers.

In a food processor, combine:

3 cups flour

3/4 cup sugar

4 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

Cut in:

¾ cup very cold butter, cubed

Pulse process until this mixture resembles a coarse meal. It is very important that pea sized pieces of butter remain in this mixture. Remove to a large bowl and toss in:

2 cups fresh strawberries, quartered

Mix together:

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup milk

Pour this over the surface of the dry mixture. Toss all together gently with a wooden only enough to form a dough ball. It is important that you work this dough as little as possible or the finished scones will be too dense and heavy. Roll to 1 inch thickness and cut out scones with biscuit cutter or in triangles with a sharp knife and place on parchment lined baking sheet.

Brush the tops of the scones with an egg wash of 1 egg beaten together with 1 tbsp water. You can sprinkle the tops with turbinado sugar (or just plain sugar) if desired but this is, of course, optional.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Baking time will vary depending on the size of your biscuit cutter. This recipe makes 8 large scones. Serve with thick cream.

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May 10, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Can I use buttermilk instead of whole milk?

May 11, 2011 at 7:21 AM

I think buttermilk would be fine.

June 22, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Hello, I'm an NBC (Newfoundlander By Choice.) Hey Barry, would you consider adding to your blogs where I can buy yummy ingredients such as thick cream, or alternatives? I find it's sometimes tricky to find exotic items in Sin Jawn's and must search different stores. Also, could we have a discussion about the best real vanilla I can buy in town? Bulk Barn has a variety but I am not sure which would be the tastiest. Many thanks, New Fan

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