Monday, June 8, 2009

Strawberry Scones











Strawberries were on special... and they were so sweet and juicy...

One day it was strawberry shortcake and a day later, not wanting to waste a single berry..I made some scones.

Here is the basic sweet tea biscuit recipe I use. Instead of rolling or cutting ..I just drop it in huge dollops onto a baking sheet. It makes lovely rustic looking scones.

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
4 tsps. baking powder (I usually reduce this amount)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup firm shortening (I always use butter)
1 egg
milk

Mix dry ingredients in bowl. Cut in fat with pastry blender 'til mixture has the appearance of fine crumbs.

Beat the egg with a fork in measuring cup and add milk to make one cup. Add milk and mix gently. If it seems a bit dry I add a couple of tablespoons of plain yogurt. Perhaps if you prefer to roll it or make cut outs.. you won't need the extra moisture..., but I like mine nice and moist.

Drop large rounds onto a baking sheet..leaving a bit of room to spread.

Bake at 400 F for 10 - 20 minutes. depending upon the size.

It says it makes 12-18 biscuits 3/4 inch thick. I usually make 9 large mounded scones....or 6 giant ones.

For a creamy lemony/strawberry scone... substitute buttermilk or sour cream for the milk, add juice of 1/2 to 1 whole lemon and some lemon zest; reduce baking powder to 2 teaspoons, add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and a handful of cut up strawberries. I usually make some smaller chunks and some a bit larger .... Sprinkle sugar on the top if you like.

These are lovely ... with a great crumb.... and even two days later (if any survive that long ) .. are not dry or tasteless. If you want to reheat ...place in a paper towel...and heat for a few minutes in the microwave. Just like fresh out of the oven. Quick and easy... give them a try..you'll be glad you did!

14 comments:

Bluebell said...

O.K now I'm hungry, I love scones and try to make them but mine always seem a bit dry. I will try you recipe. You have lots of lovely recipe's I will be trying so we will all be getting fat.

Wandering Coyote said...

Yum! These look awesome!!

Bunny said...

This look so soft and tender, I have to try this!!

Sandy said...

I have GOT to remember you have this blog. They look delicious....

DILLY said...

Mweah!
Strorrrbry scones be yum!!!
Mweah!
Dilly want!

Fnarr!!!

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(Mweah! Come see Dilly film. Be awl bowt thunder.)

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Scrumshuss!

Debbie said...

How scrumptious these look! I never roll & cut my scones, either - just make big dollops on the pan - and adding fresh strawberries looks amazing - might have to try some this week.

Christina Bond said...

Thank you so much for posting this delicious recipe. I've been scouring the internet for weeks trying to find a recipe for scones similar to the ones they sell at my local bakery. I made yours this afternoon and they are just as heavenly if not better than the ones at the bakery. Thanks again!

BumbleVee said...

hey Christina ...thanks so much for letting me know you tried them... glad you enjoyed them. We love 'em too..!!

Aroma Fields said...

What yummy scones! I'll have to try your recipe. Your blog is wonderful and I really like your photography. The photos are warm, homey and inviting. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for leaving your comments.
:-)
Marilyn

Orso Bear, Esq said...

What a marvellous website. I say, you don't have any of those scones going spare do you?

Megan said...

Great pics of some great looking scones!

Sea Gypsy said...

I love scones! I love both of your beautiful blogs! I will be back to both!!!!!!!

Sandy said...

I should never come to this blog when I'm hungry!