Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Belated Birthday Scones


I had intended to bring to these to a work meeting on Monday to celebrate a friend's birthday. But, come Sunday night, I was exhausted and already had a glass of wine in my hand and had no flour in the kitchen at all. How is that even possible?

So, I texted him that I wasn't bringing scones to the Monday morning meeting; the upside: I would bring them on Tuesday and he wouldn't have to share! Win.

Ingredients
Scones
  • 2 ½ C flour (I refrained from using whole wheat)
  • ½ C organic raw turbinado sugar + more for sprinkling
  • ½ t baking soda
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 8 T cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 C heavy organic cream
  • 1 egg
  • 3 large strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 1 T cream

Strawberry Glaze
  • 3 strawberries, minced
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 3 T heavy organic cream

Procedure
Scones
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder. Using a pastry cutter, blend the butter into the dry ingredients until the dough resembles pea-sized chunks. Add the cream and butter, using a spatula to form a ball. Transfer to a floured surface and gently press into a disc.

Gently slice each scone through the center with a floured knife. Put a few slices of strawberry in the center. Replace the top on the scone and lightly pinch the sides closed. Sprinkle the top with sugar. Then drizzle a tablespoon of cream on the tops of the scones. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.


Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. The scone will be nicely raised and slightly golden. Remove the scones from the oven and set them on a wire rack to cool slightly while you make the strawberry glaze.

Strawberry Glaze
In a small bowl whisk together the strawberry, powdered sugar and cream until you have a smooth glaze. Pour 1 tablespoon of glaze over the top of each scone. Let set up.

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