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Strawberry Shortcake Scones

Strawberry Shortcake Scones

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I have been itching to do some baking and scones keep coming to mind.  We were camping a couple of nights this week, and while we usually enjoy eggs or griddle cakes when out, I thought these Strawberry Shortcake Scones would be great alongside a cup of coffee while sitting out in the great outdoors.  Don’t you agree? 

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The scones are creamy, fluffy and bursting with flavor.  Using a small amount of brown sugar added depth to the recipe, and who doesn’t love a little brown sugar sprinkled on their strawberries!  The baked fruit creates a luscious jam with each bite.  I guess you could say this recipe is perfect with each bite.

I was first inspired by this recipe when I started dreaming of fluffy berry shortcakes smothered with whipped cream during a farmer’s market run.  While, I am not one to pass up dessert, something about a traditional strawberry shortcake kind of doesn’t do it for me.  I definitely do not like the little packets of spongy cakes sold next to the berries.  As well, most biscuit shortcakes tend to be dry and puck-like.  Or even to large as a dessert option.  To be honest, I just haven’t perfected the recipe, nor have I tried one that I thought was the bomb.

 

Strawberry Shortcake Scones | Chez Us

 

Long story short, I decided to bake a little breakfast instead of dessert.  Hence, the birth of this killer scone, and if you will allow me to brag a bit, I do make a pretty killer scone, and I knew the addition of diced strawberries and cream would be outstanding.  I am a firm believer that the key to a great scone is in the butter you use, as well as the heavy cream.  I always use Kerry Gold butter when baking my scones.  I am not sure why, but their butter takes my scones from good to outstanding or in this case berrylicious.  As well, I splurge and use the best heavy (and organic) cream I can find as it makes the scones lighter and more flavorful.

 

Strawberry Shortcake Scones | Chez Us

 

You don’t have to wait for a camping adventure to make this recipe, they are great any time of the day, and any day of the week.

Enjoy!

 

Strawberry Shortcake Scones | Chez Us

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Strawberry Shortcake Scones

Tools:

Ingredients:

2 cups  + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

4 ounces unsalted butter – with at least 85% butterfat – cut into pieces

1 1/4 cup fresh strawberries, cut into small pieces

3/4 – 1 cup heavy cream

1 egg

sugar

How To:

Preheat oven to 425.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Using a pastry cutter mix in the butter until crumbly.

Add the strawberries, and lightly toss using your hands.

Add 3/4 cup of heavy cream, and gently mix using your hands.  You may need to add a little more cream (remaining 1/4 cup) to bring the dough together.

On a lightly floured surface, pat the dough into a circle, about 3/4″ thick.

Using a knife cut the dough into triangles.  I make 8 but you can make them a bit smaller or larger.  Place on the parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Make an egg wash with the egg and the water.

Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash, and then sprinkle a little sugar on each top.

Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, until the scows are golden brown on their tops.

Remove from the oven.  Let cool for 5 minutes, then place on a cooling rack to cool until ready to enjoy.

Serve.

Eat.

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Paula - bell'alimento

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014

Y'all make scones look dang good!

Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet

Wednesday 16th of July 2014

Gorgeous!!! I'm drooling on myself.

Jenni

Wednesday 16th of July 2014

Wow, Adventure Year is turning out to be Delicious Year, too! And those packs of whatever-they-ares near the berries scare me, too!

Marly

Wednesday 16th of July 2014

I love the concept of "baking a little breakfast instead of dessert". I definitely feel like that some days. And then sometimes I will "bake a little breakfast FOR dessert." I think these scones would fit in that category. So jealous of your camping nights. Sounds so serene. Thanks for sharing a little bit of that - now I'm feeling all serene just thinking about it. Can't wait to try this recipe!

Emily {Jelly Toast}

Thursday 10th of July 2014

Camping? Scones? Coffee? You are speaking my language, Denise!! These look absolutely delightful and I will be bookmarking this for our camping trip in a couple of weeks.