Saturday, May 14, 2011

Royal Strawberries 'n Cream Scones w/ Vanilla Glaze

·                  2 cups all-purpose flour

·                  1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar, divided use
·                  1 tablespoon baking powder
·                  1/2 teaspoon salt
·                  3 tablespoons butter
·                  1 cup strawberries
·                  1-1/4 cups heavy cream

Rinse strawberries under cold running water.
Dice the strawberries
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking power, and salt. 
Cut butter into dry ingredients. 
Stir in strawberries. 
Add heavy cream 
and stir by hand (haha! yea right) just until dough forms.  Dough will be soft and sticky.
 Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. 
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently until dough just holds together. Press or roll dough into a 8 to 10-inch circle.

Cut into 12 wedges.
Place scones on baking sheet and sprinkle scones with reserved sugar.  
Bake 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees or until scones are a light golden brown on top.
While the scones are baking, start on the glaze.
Vanilla Glaze
·                  1 cups confectioners' sugar
·                  1 teaspoons milk
·                  1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
·                  1/2 teaspoon butter


Melt the butter and add to rest of ingredients.
 Mix until creamy 
and drizzle over hot scones.
I found this recipe on the "Singing with the Birds" blog.  She baked these scones in honor of the recent royal wedding - check out her site, it's so cute and her scones look so much better.  I love the way she decorated them.  What a great idea also because it's strawberry season.  


Regarding the glaze.  I had to add a little more of this and a little more of that because it was way too dry, I'm not sure why.  I added a little more of the wet ingredients, just an eeensy bit at a time and it finally turned out perfect.


These are a luxurious treat!  Hubby thought they were pretty fancy and delicious!  Really easy to make and not a lot of work like my Buttermilk Scones.  These are softer too and they just melt in your mouth.  12 are not enough, I'll have to make more tomorrow ;)  ~isavortheweekend

2 comments:

  1. Great scones, they look so delish...I will make them too. Thank you for the tutorial. Hugs, FABBY

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