Strawberry Cream Cheese Scones

Amy Freeze

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@amyfreeze

I am fortunate enough to not only live in the citrus belt of Florida, but to also live close to the strawberry fields of Plant City and the Florida Strawberry Festival. I buy several flats a year to make jam and other desserts. While cleaning them a couple of nights ago, all I could think about was making scones out of them. It worked and I had a wonderful late night snack!


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Serves:

6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3 1/2 c
all purpose flour
5 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
salt
3/4 c
sugar
10 Tbsp
butter-cut into small cubes
4 oz
cream cheese-softened
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
strawberries-rough chopped
3/4 c
buttermilk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Cut in butter and cream cheese with a fork or pastry cutter. Carefully stir in vanilla extract and strawberries. Stir in buttermilk. Mixture will be somewhat loose and wet.
2
Turn out onto a well floured work surface. Sprinkle surface of dough with a generous amount of flour. With well floured hands, pat down dough and shape into a narrow, but long rectangle, approximately 4-5 inches wide. You may have to add more flour around the edges.
3
Using a well floured knife or bench scraper, cut dough into wedges. Place dough wedges onto a parchment or silpat lined cookie sheet. Make an egg wash from a beaten egg and half & half. Brush over each wedge and sprinkle with sugar.
4
Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until slightly golden brown, but not totally hard. Do not overcook or your scones will be dry and hard.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American