Strawberry Scones with Orange Drizzle

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Lisa Foote

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@LisaFoote

These are a delicious treat for breakfast or company! You can swap out the strawberries for blueberries or blackberries - or use them as a mix! These are light and delicate. This recipe can be easily doubled for 14-16 scones. Just make sure you mix these fast to keep the butter as cold as possible! Top with raw or turbinado sugar, or regular will work too. I have included an orange drizzle if you like a little sweetness on top of your scone!

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Get out the teapot or coffee maker... You'll want a bit of coffee or tea to go along with these delicious little scones. Super simple to make, they melt in your mouth. The outside has a nice crunch, while the inside is soft and airy. We loved the bits of strawberry throughout. And that orange drizzle is a must! It adds the perfect touch of sweetness. These do not puff up much while baking, so make sure not to roll the dough too thin or you'll have a flat scone. The Test Kitchen


Rating:
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Serves:
7-8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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2 c
+ 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp
sugar
1 Tbsp
baking powder
3/4 tsp
salt
1 1/2 stick
butter, cold and diced
2
eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
heavy cream, cold
1/2 c
strawberries, diced small
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1
egg + 2 tbsp water or milk for egg wash
2 Tbsp
raw or turbinado sugar for sprinkling on top

GLAZE/DRIZZLE- OPTIONAL

1/2 c
powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp
orange juice, fresh

How to Make Strawberry Scones with Orange Drizzle

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside. I use baking stones so sometimes I skip the parchment, but if it's easier for you or you don't have non-stick pans, I would suggest it.
  • 2In an electric mixer with paddle attachment, mix 2 cups flour, 1 tbsp sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt until combined. Blend in cold butter at LOW speed and mix until butter is in pea-sized pieces.
  • 3Combine eggs, vanilla, and heavy cream. Quickly add to flour mixture. Combine just until blended - do not over mix.
  • 4In a small bowl, toss strawberries in 1 tbsp flour. Add to dough and mix up quickly - but do not over mix. Dough may be sticky.
  • 5Turn out onto a well-floured board and flour your hands and rolling pin. Roll dough to 3/4 inch thickness. Using a 4-inch cutter, cut scones in either squares or circles. Then cut those in half.
  • 6Place cut dough on the prepared baking sheet.
  • 7In a separate bowl: Combine 1 egg and 2 tbsp water or milk to make an egg wash. Lightly brush the dough with the egg wash. (I prefer no egg wash on mine and the sugar sticks fine.)
  • 8Sprinkle with sugar on the top.
  • 9Bake for 20-25 minutes until outside edges are crisp and the color is light golden brown. Oven times may vary so keep an eye on them in the last 5 minutes or so. Cool scones 10 minutes before topping with drizzle.
  • 10Glaze/Drizzle: In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and OJ - enough OJ to make a thin glaze. Drizzle with a fork over partially cooled scones. Serve warm!

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