Thursday, June 3, 2010

30 Things to Make Before I Turn 30: Scones

Breakfast, how I love thee. Let me count the ways...eggs, toast, coffee, fruit, hash browns, pancakes, waffles, and today's feature: scones! If I go to Starbucks and grab breakfast, I almost always get a scone. I like how scones have the consistency of a biscuit and can be so many different flavors. My favorites are blueberry and raspberry, but since my refrigerator was filled with fresh seasonal strawberries, it just made sense to try my hand at these Juicy Strawberry Scones from Good Things Catered - especially because scones are one of my 30 Things to Make Before I Turn 30

Okay, I'm just going to be honest here - my scones were not really that juicy. I am not sure why, but if I had to guess, I think it was because I had to keep adding flour because my dough would not take shape enough for me to roll it out. This probably took away from the "juiciness" of my scones. Juiciness aside, I did like the flavor of these scones and am still proud of myself for making homemade strawberry scones. If you have a favorite scone recipe, please share because I want to take a crack at them again sometime!

Strawberry Scones
2 1/4 - 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour (depends on how ripe your strawberries are)
1/4 cup granulated sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1 egg
1/4 cup yogurt
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoon orange zest (my ingredient pictures shows a lemon, oops)
1 cup fresh strawberries, diced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl combine egg, yogurt, milk, orange zest. Whisk to combine thoroughly and set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, powder, salt, and whisk to combine. Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut butter into flour until all pieces are smaller than pea sized. Add strawberries and toss to coat. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix in lightly with a fork until dough just comes together. Turn dough out onto well floured work surface and pat into large ball. 
Cut dough in half. Shape half of dough into flat disk shape and cut into 8 slices. Place on baking sheet and repeat with other half of dough. Sprinkle the top of scones with  sugar and place in oven. Bake until the scones turn slightly brown, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cook on baking sheet for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool or eat right away! 

1 comment:

  1. Okay, those look so yummy! I may have to be bad one day and make them with our fresh Michigan berries! Allison thought they looked yummy too!



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