Monday, April 15, 2013

Strawberry and Cream Scones


Tea today is in the garden with strawberry and cream scones served on my strawberry plate and mug from Pier 1. 


The recipe is from King Arthur Flour and it uses fresh strawberries.  These are drop scones and they have a glaze that is baked on. 



I freeze the leftovers, then thaw and reheat in the toaster oven.
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons half & half or light cream
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • a few drops Fiori di Sicilia, optional (I used about 1 t. orange zest)
  • 2/3 cup diced fresh strawberries


  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon water


1) Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.
2) To make the scones: In a blender or food processor, process 1/2 cup of the strawberries with the sugar and half & half or cream until the mixture is smooth. Set it aside.
3) In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
4) Work in the butter, using a mixer, your fingertips, a fork, or a pastry blender; the mixture should be unevenly crumbly.
5) In a separate bowl, whisk together the strawberry/cream mixture, the egg, the vanilla extract, and the Fiori (this is where I used the orange zest.)
6) Add this mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring until the dough just barely starts to come together.
7) Add the 2/3 cup diced strawberries, gently folding them in; the dough will be quite sticky.
8) Drop the dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets; each scone should be about the size of a golf ball. A tablespoon cookie scoop is exactly the right size for this task.
9) Or make the scones about 1/4 cup size.
10) Make the glaze by stirring together the sugar, water, and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle some atop each scone.
11) Bake the scones until they're just beginning to turn golden brown around the edges, 15 to 18 minutes .  Break one scone open, just to be sure; they should be moist (but not gummy) at the center.
12) Serve scones warm. Or allow them to cool completely, and store airtight at room temperature. Just before serving, reheat very briefly in the microwave, or for 5 to 10 minutes, tented with aluminum foil, in a preheated 350°F oven.

               Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Kitty, I adore this post! First off, I'm a huge strawberry fan and these strawberry & cream scones look dreamy! I will be making them very soon for a breakfast treat!!

    Also, your little tablescape is just adorable. I love it all! I bet when you have guests come over you make them feel so special. You just seem to have this gift of hospitality even through your blog!

  2. Wow, talk about beautiful and refreshing! Your pictures are so wonderful, Kitty! Thanks for sharing :)

    Hugs to you,

  3. I dropped by to say how ADORABLE your tablescape is. Love those dishes. Odd I have very little red in my house and my part of the house is shabby chic, but I always love strawberies in decor. I haven't been to Pier 1 in a while, but another visit may be in order soon! Your recipe sounds delicious too. My Mom loves scones, so I bet she would like this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  4. A most lovely tray full of pretty and tasty pieces! Such a delightful way to enjoy the garden :)

  5. What a fun and fresh tea setting Kitty! Everything looks so pretty and yummy!

  6. Oh Kitty - here you go again. Just when we think we need to diet! These looks very fabulous for our spring tea times! The whole thing is a delight with the table setting!


  8. Beautiful strawberry tea, Kitty, those scones look fab, I want one right now! I have everything I need to make a batch. lol xo

  9. Your post is so pretty, Kitty. I love the real strawberries addition. Thank you for the scone recipe. I will certainly make these very soon. Hugs, Deb

  10. Oh my, how yum! The scones look like a real treat and your red strawberry dishes are so pretty! A very fun and delicious post for tea time. Thanks for sharing with us and coming to tea at my cottage. Have a lovely day, Kitty.


  11. Your post just jumped out on my screen. Scones are one of my favourites, and those look delicious.

  12. Your scones sound great Kitty, I'm going to keep them in mind for coffee with Ma! I love the idea of drop scones too:@)

  13. These look scrumptious....I love Strawberries & Cream Cheese!

  14. WOW! Those look great! I love all the strawberry accessories too..sooo fun. I'll be right over! (Oh don't I wish!=)

  15. The strawberry cream scones look wonderful! Wish I had one right about now! Your photos are great, and make me anxious for fresh strawberries to be in season in Michigan.

  16. You've created the prettiest strawberry vignette Kitty. I could have used one of your scones with my tea after I finished some gardening today. We had family over the weekend and all my baking is gone.

  17. Yummy scones on that beautiful strawberry's perfect!

  18. Now, I have to drool over these scones and want a cvouple or more of them with a cappa great looking! I think I will try them with my grands Kitty, they would love them too! Thanks for dropping by sweetie. Have a terrific week.

  19. I love scones and when fresh strawberries are in season I will be trying these for sure.


  20. I love scones too and these look amazing. Great recipe, thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  21. Kitty, you have the prettiest strawberry vignette! I would love to join you for a scone, and with strawberry season coming, this recipe will be going on my list. Hope you are doing well sweet friend! xo

  22. Hi Kitty,
    I love your "strawberry post"! Your mug and dessert plate so pretty with the scones! They look so yummy and I will certainly try them! Thank you for sharing the recipe. While in Florida I did little baking, so now I am ready to warm the house up with yummy sweets. It is so good to be home!! Have a great week, my friend!

  23. Hi Kitty,

    This is SUCH a pretty post!!! We are ready for strawberry season at our house; the local ones are always so good. Your garden tea setting is extra pretty; I love everything on that tray, including the tray itself. :-D That white cloth with the pretty cutwork is GORGEOUS. I always notice linens; I have a chest full of them in our dining room, but I can never seem to get too many. Your napkin with the strawberries is so pretty, and your new strawberry plate and mug are charming.

    I love scones, but have never tried to make them. I'm always afraid they won't turn out right. But all your recipes look so good, I'm determined to make some. I like the King Arthur recipes, too; I have one of their cookbooks. Thanks for sharing, Kitty; I hope you have a wonderful day!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  24. Kitty, these sound so yummy. I love scones and your strawberry set is so cute. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  25. Your strawberry plate and mug are adorable. The scones look great, too!

  26. ummm, you can bet your sweet life that I will be making these soon.:)

  27. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

  28. Those look so good! I've never made scones, must try. Your tray looks adorable, and it also looks like a magazine cover! Beautiful!

  29. Everything is coming up strawberries! The scones look delicious...I will be trying them, soon.

  30. Hmmmm, good! Love the strawberry plate & mug and I so love strawberry scones. I'm starving right now!


  31. Perfect set up and great recipe! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! Hugs, Maria

  32. I love scones! I am going to have to try this recipe out! I am a new follower from southern charm! I would love for you to stop by my blog and hopefully want to follow me back! Have a great evening, Nicole!

  33. Looks great. I have printed out and will give it a try. I got a recipe for fake Devonshire cream, should go well together

  34. Yummy. I love scones, need to try this recipe! Found this on Make it Pretty Monday - The Dedicated House.


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