Friday, April 17, 2009

Strawberry Scones

I like to read cooking blogs. Like, really like to read cooking blogs. But only if the pictures are good. Because you can't taste someones food by reading their blog. The only thing you have to go on is the photos. And if the food looks bad, no matter how amazing it is in real life, it just doesn't look appetizing. One blog I like to browse that has amazing food photos is The Food Librarian. She had a post up for a few days about Lemon Cornmeal Cake, and I was totally going to make it because I had a bunch of strawberries and lemons that needed using, and because it looked so lovely. And then I made the mistake (sweet, heavenly mistake) of scrolling down and seeing pictures of Strawberry Scones. And she got the recipe from another blog with mouthwatering photos, Confessions of a Tart. I took one look at her beautiful photos and HAD to make the scones. They were as beautiful in person as they looked in the pictures. And tasty too!

Strawberry Scones

1 cup strawberries, washed, hulled, and diced
3 Tablespoons granulated sugar, plus some for sprinkling
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons butter, slightly softened, cubed
2/3 cup cream

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Sprinkle fruit with 1/2 Tablespoon sugar, set aside. Combine remaining 2 1/2 Tablespoons sugar with flour, baking powder and salt. Add butter, using a pastry cutter or your fingers to mix it in. Stir in fruit, then add cream. Use a spatula to gently stir dough until it holds together. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead a few times to incorporate dry ingredients. Sprinkle with flour if it gets too sticky. Pat teh dough into a 3/4 inch-thick circle and cut into 6-8 wedges. Transfer wedges to a cookie sheet, leaving at least 1/2 inch of space between them. Bake 15 minutes. Sprinkle tops with granulated sugar, than bake 5-10 more minutes until tops begin to brown and spring back when pushed.

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  1. Your blog definitely falls into the beautiful-pictures category! And these scones are no exception. They look amazing and delicious!

  2. those are beautiful scones! I am s hungry now...

  3. So glad you made these! (And thanks for such kind words for my little blog). Irene's recipe is really great, isn't it?! Summer and scones. Yummy!

  4. I am here working on my desire to me more like Elyse. :)


    Those do look yummy! I am off to check the blogs you mentioned. I agree if the blog has bad pictures, I have no desire to try look at it or try the recipes.

  5. Ive never made scones. These look beautiful and easy!

  6. I'm so glad you liked these! Your photos are gorgeous!

  7. I am commenting rather late on the strawberry scones. Let me just say they were AMAZING. I literally ate an entire plate full. I tried to share honestly, but Rob was out of town, and Crew was napping, and the girls wouldn't eat them. So it left just me all by myself. If anyone reads this...make them...they are soooooo good.

  8. These look delicious! Scones are my favorite things to make for breakfast.

    1. Monica, these ones are especially delicious!


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