These strawberry scones have a slightly crunchy exterior while the interior is soft and light. The strawberries add a punch of sweetness with a hint of tart flavor that is sure to be a hit for breakfast or whenever you need a pick me up.
What is a Scone?
Before I show you how to make this delicious baked good, I know many of you are probably wondering what IS a scone? Let me do my best to explain it.
A scone is a pastry that originated in the U.K. There they are usually round rather than triangle-shaped and are often served with tea. The scone is enjoyed with clotted cream and jam such as this raspberry refrigerator jam. Yum!
Here in the U.S., scones are typically eaten on their own as breakfast, or as a snack. Although, you could certainly enjoy yours with tea and cream if you choose!
What Does a Scone Taste Like?
The best way to describe what a scone tastes like is to compare it to a biscuit. While they are not the same, a scone has a similar texture to the firm top part of a biscuit. Additionally, scones are sweet, although only slightly.
Strawberry Scone Recipe
This strawberry scone recipe is simple to follow. If you have ever been intimidated by the idea of making scones, don’t be! By following the steps you’ll be able to create this strawberry scone recipe with ease.
In fact, this is the same exact recipe as the Blueberry Scones. The blueberry scones have a ton of amazing reviews, so it’s only logical to make them with a different delicious berry, like strawberry.
You’ll notice that this strawberry scone recipe calls for dried (not freeze-dried), chopped strawberries. This allows you to add a ton of strawberry flavor, whilst still keeping the scones flaky and light. You’re free to replace the dried strawberries with fresh, chopped into quarters or smaller pieces strawberries, but I would recommend trying these with dried strawberries as well at least once.
Dried strawberries don’t add any moisture to the scones, which keeps them very light. The moisture from the juicy, fresh strawberries can make the scones more doughy instead of the light, fluffy texture this strawberry scone recipe should have.
Tips for Making This Easy Scone Recipe
- Keep ingredients cold: Keep all ingredients (including liquids) as cold as possible, this will give you the flaky, light texture you want in this easy scone recipe. Either grate frozen butter or use a pastry cutter to cut refrigerated butter into flour to prevent the warmth of your hands from melting the butter.
- Do not overwork the dough: Overworking the dough will make the scones tough and gluey, instead of light and flaky. Stop mixing until most of the flour is mixed in, then invert the dough onto a working surface. Then, bring the dough together by pressing it into a ball instead of kneading it.
- Freeze before baking: freezing the shaped scones for about 20 minutes is an important step in this easy scone recipe. This is done before baking to help to keep the scone’s shape. If the dough was too warm when you put the scones in the oven, they will flow into a flat puddle.
- Use coarse sugar: using coarse instead of fine sugar to sprinkle the tops with will prevent the sugar crystals from melting and burning. Turbinado or sanding sugar is what you’re looking for.
How to Make Strawberry Scones
*For detailed recipe instructions see the recipe card bottom of the post.
- Combine all the wet ingredients.
- Whisk the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.
- Use a grater to add butter into the dry ingredients.
- Mix in the wet ingredients and stir until it’s combined
- Dump the dough unto a floured working surface and roll it into a rectangle shape.
- Roll it until it’s a flat rectangle.
- Add the strawberries to the top and fold them into the dough, forming a log.
- Cut the strawberry scones into triangle shapes.
- Brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle on coarse sugar.
- Freeze for 20 minutes, then bake and enjoy!
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Strawberry Scones Recipe
Strawberry Scones are light, fluffy, and slightly sweet with a nice tang from the strawberries. Serve these for breakfast or as a snack any time of day!
Blueberry Scone Ingredients
- 8+2 tbsp butter (divided), unsalted, keep frozen
- 1/2 cup sour cream, cold (or heavy cream)
- 1/2 cup milk, cold
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups dried strawberries
- 3 tbsp coarse sugar (turbinado sugar)
How to make the Strawberry Scones
Prep: Place a rack in the middle of the oven and set the temperature to 425F. Meanwhile, prepare and set aside a 12"x18" baking sheet, and begin measuring out the strawberry scone ingredients.
Wet ingredients: Whisk together all wet ingredients (1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 tsp vanilla extract) until the mixture is smooth. Refrigerate.
Dry ingredients: In a large bowl whisk all dry ingredients together ( 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp baking soda).
Combine: Using a box grater, grate 8 tbsp frozen butter directly into the flour mixture. Then toss the mix together to coat the butter in flour. Pull the wet ingredients out of the fridge then stir it into the dry mix until it barely holds together. Do not over mix.
Shape: Dump the dough out onto a floured working surface. Continue to press the dough together until it holds its shape. Next, fold it several times to create a mound. Do not overwork it or the scones will be tough. With a rolling pin, flatten the dough into a rectangle (16" x 12"). Make sure to flour the surface and the rolling pin when necessary.
Evenly spread the dried strawberries across the dough's surface. Use the palms of your hands to carefully press the fruit in. Fold or roll tightly into a log. Cut the log into 12 triangle pieces (for smaller scones) or 8 triangles (for the regular, large size). Next, transfer to a 12"x18" baking sheet, spacing them evenly.
Top: Melt 2 oz of butter. Then use a pastry brush to brush it on the top of each scone. Top it with a generous sprinkle of corase sugar.
PRO tip: before baking the strawberry scones, refrigerate or freeze them for 15-30 minutes. This will help them keep their shape better when baking.
How long Should I Bake Strawberry Scones?
Bake: Bake the scones until the tops are golden, which takes about 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving.