Out of all my scone recipes, this one is the very first I ever made, and by far, my favorite. They’re simple and simply sweet.
for the scones:
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsps. baking powder
- 8 tbsps. cold butter, cut into small pieces
- 2/3 cups half & half
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 8-10 strawberries, stems removed & diced, 2 tbsps. reserved
- 1 tablespoon half & half
for the glaze:
- 1-2 tbsps. of diced strawberries
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 tsps. half & half
Preheat the oven to 4oo degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and butter. Pulse until the mixture becomes coarse and crumbly and transfer to a large bowl. In a small bowl, beat the egg and stir in the half and half and vanilla extract. Pour the egg/ cream mixture into the dry dough and stir until just combined. Stir in the diced strawberries.
Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface, sprinkle with a little bit of flour, and fold a few times. Using a biscuit cutter, cut out the circles and place on the prepared baking pan. Brush each scone with half & half and then bake for 12-13 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
In a 2 cup liquid measuring cup, add the diced strawberries and using the back of a spoon, mash slightly. Add the powdered sugar and stir in the half and half until desired consistency is reached and pour glaze over the top of scones.
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Adapted from: http://www.jamhands.net/2014/03/strawberry-scones.html