Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Strawberries and Cream Scones

Strawberries and Cream Scones by The Sweet Chick

The end of the school year is fast approaching.  Little man is already done with preschool.  I only have two weeks left until his sister is out also.  I am not sure if I am ready for both of them to be home all day yet.  For now I will try to remain calm and enjoy the Memorial Day weekend coming up.  We don't have definite plans, but there will be an ice cream social for our neighborhood that we may attend.  To kick it off right, I think I will pour myself a cup of coffee and bite into one of these Strawberries and Cream Scones.  They are full of fresh strawberries, sweetened with honey, and drizzled with a creamy glaze.

I used heavy cream in the scones as well as for the glaze.  I added some honey for an extra bit of sweetness and rolled oats, because I love rolled oats.

Making Strawberry Scones by The Sweet Chick
I mixed the chopped strawberries by hand so them wouldn't get all destroyed.  There are a lot of strawberries in every bite.

Glazed Strawberry Scones by The Sweet Chick
The scones came out a beautiful golden color sprinkled with dots of red.  I just drizzled a little glaze on each scone.  Just enough to add some sweet creaminess.

Strawberries and Cream Scones by The Sweet Chick

I really love the taste of honey in these Strawberries and Cream Scones.  It blends well with the heavy cream and the strawberries.  These scones are still wonderfully light and fluffy. 

Perfect Strawberries and Cream Scones by The Sweet Chick

They are perfect alone, or paired up with a glass of milk, a mug of coffee, or a cup of tea.  I sent some to school with my daughter's lunch, because she really loved them.  I think you should make some to start off your holiday weekend right also.

Strawberries and Cream Scones

by The Sweet Chick
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 13-15 minutes
Keywords: bake bread breakfast dessert snack strawberry honey heavy cream rolled oats scones American spring summer
Ingredients (12 scones)
    For the scones
    • 2 1/3 cups flour
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 cup rolled oats
    • 6 tablespoons cold butter
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • 1 egg
    • 1/3 cup honey
    • 1 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries
    For the glaze
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    For the scones
    Preheat oven to 425° F.
    In a stand mixer, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and oats.
    Cut up butter and add to flour mixture, mixing on low speed for 1 minute.
    In a small bowl beat egg, then add it to the flour mixture along with the heavy cream and mix until well combined.
    Next add honey and mix on low speed until fully incorporated. The batter will be a dough like consistency.
    Lastly, add the strawberries and mix them in by hand until fully incorporated.
    With a large scoop, place dough onto a greased/parchment lined cookie sheet. Do not flatten.
    Bake at 425°F for 13-15 minutes or until a golden color.
    Remove from cookie sheet and place on cooling rack with wax paper underneath and allow to cool before glazing.
    For the glaze
    In a small bowl whisk together powdered sugar, heavy cream, milk, and vanilla until smooth.
    Using the whisk, drizzle the scones with as much or as little glaze as you prefer.
    You can wait for the glaze to set or go ahead and eat one!
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