Scones made with a delightful crumb that are filled with fresh strawberries and heavy cream then topped off with sparkling sanding sugar. Top with whipped cream for an extra decadent treat!
I've made several versions of scones over the years and I've learned a few things about them. One thing is that I hate a dry, super crumbly scone. It just isn't my thing. I prefer a more tender and buttery crumb with my scone.
I also enjoy my scones with a warm beverage. I can do them with tea or with coffee but I like to have a hot beverage to wash them down. The last thing I like with scones is some type of cream. I know some prefer butter or jam but I like my cream. Fresh whipped cream or clotted cream is the best.
These scones came together on a whim the other day. I really wanted something that I could eat for breakfast that wasn't toast or cereal but still had some carbs in it to get me through to lunch. That's where these scones come in.
Mixing up these scones I had a feeling they were going to be good. The dough looked fluffy and the strawberries were all through the dough. I cut them into pieces and then lay them on the baking sheet.
I finished them off by sprinkling them with sanding sugar then popped them in the oven. They rose and smelled amazing. I took them out and tried to let them cool off but they just looked so good.
I mixed up a little whipped cream and grabbed myself a scone. Oh my gosh! These are seriously the best scones I've ever had. They were so tender and there were plenty of strawberries and it was perfect when dotted with a little whipped cream.
These are the perfect sweet for a tea party, brunch, or as a dessert with coffee or tea. They are also delicious served with a glass of champagne.
- 2 ½ c. flour
- 1 t. salt
- 2 t. baking powder
- ⅓ c. sugar
- 1 stick (½ cup) butter, cut into pieces
- 1 egg
- ½ c. milk
- 3 T. heavy cream
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
- ⅓ c. dried strawberries, chopped
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 3 T. sanding sugar
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a big bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Mix well.
- Slice the butter into small pieces and add to the flour mixture. Using your fingers mix the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles wet sand.
- In a small bowl mix together the egg, milk, and heavy cream. Add to the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
- Fold in the strawberries and dried strawberries gently.
- Turn though dough onto a floured surface and pat into an 8 inch circle. Slice the dough into 8 equal pieces.
- Place them on the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart.
- Brush the beaten egg onto the scones and sprinkle with sanding sugar.
- Bake for 18 minutes. Remove from baking sheet and cool completely on a wire rack.
Recipe adapted from Delish 28
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 441mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 7g
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