Strawberries & Cream Scones

in Breakfast, Scones & Muffins

I have such a crush on Sundays. And I know it sucks that I’m telling you this, because it’s Monday now, which is literally the furthest possible day from Sunday, so sorry in advance!

Cool Sundays always have laziness. That’s a must. Maybe a few mimosas or bloody marys. Sundays; the only day when alcohol in the morning is totally kosher, am I right? Meals outside in the half sun – always just half sun, direct sun is super lame. Never do direct sun. Wrinkles! And then, when the sun goes does you can turn on the teevee and watch the best tv ever. Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Girls, etc etc. Hey fun, heyy!

Sundays always involve a little cooking, baking, or eating something awesome. It’s a requirement. Yesterday I baked up these lovely things. They feel so summer-ey, and even though we’re totally not there yet, they remind me of Wimbledon in early July.

As a kid watching Wimbledon, my favorite part of the broadcast was always the intro when they’d show people in line getting strawberries and cream. The dude working the concession stand would ladle this rich, thick cream all over these beautiful bright red strawberries.

My dream of going to Wimbledon is half tennis, half strawberries and cream. Total truth.

These things you see pictured are totally my Wimbledon dreams in baked form: scones.

They start with a really good cream scone recipe. I tweaked the one from America’s Test Kitchen. It’s as solid as can be.

Also, if you’re into food experiments, I highly recommend getting a subscription to America’s Test Kitchen. When my friends call and are all like, Let’s go out! There’s this party. And I’m all like, Oh I can’t I have work to do blah blah, sorry! You can usually just cut to me sitting in my pjs on my bed watching these nerdy videos about making the perfect waffles. Kind of sad. OR AWESOME.

More about scones and stuff.

These things start with dehydrating the strawberries for a lil’ bit. Strawberries have a lot of water, so a trip to the oven for 45 minutes at 200 degrees, dries them out a bit. That way you don’t have soggy scones. Who wants soggy scones! No one. That’s the worst!

Flour. Leavening. Just the perfect amount of sugar. And super cold butter. All mixed up!

And then there’s the dried out strawberries and heavy cream.

After they bake up, they’re delicious. Fresh. Not too sweet, not too tart. Simply perfect. I like them how I like everything: with a cup of coffee. But I bet they’d be pretty awesome with a mimosa, too.

Strawberries & Cream Scones

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8 medium strawberries, quartered
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold
1 cup heavy cream

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Place strawberries on a lined baking sheet. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake for 45 minutes, until strawberries are slightly de-hydrated. Set aside to cool.

2. Adjust oven rack to middle position and turn oven up to 425 degrees F.

3. Place flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in large bowl. Whisk together until thoroughly combined.

4. Using a box grater, grate the cold butter into the flour mixture. Working quickly, and using your hands, mix the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles a coarse meal. Gently stir in strawberries. Pour in the heavy cream and mix until the dough begins to form, about 30 seconds.

6. Transfer dough and all dry, floury bits to a slightly floured countertop and knead dough by hand just until it comes together into a rough, slightly sticky ball, 5 to 10 seconds. Pat the scones flat to a 1-inch thickness. You can cut the scones into 8 wedges or you can use a biscuit cutter. I did the latter and ended up with 8 round scones. Place the scones on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Beat an egg with a tablespoon of water together and brush the tops’ of the scones with the egg wash.

7. Transfer the baking sheet to the hot oven and bake until scones are light brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes. Serve warm with butter.

Recipe tweaked from America’s Test Kitchen

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Monica Robledo @ Everything Awesome About Food April 23, 2012 at 2:07 am

I have this place in my heart for weekend breakfasts, especially if it’s something sweet – and can be served with Godiva coffee! These were the perfect thing to stumble upon at 2 am! Thanks for sharing :D

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marissa @ the boot April 23, 2012 at 2:27 am

these could not look more beautiful or delicious! i too love sunday mornings and a nice relaxing, comforting breakfast. these are definitely going into my recipe to-do list. :)

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Averie @ Averie Cooks April 23, 2012 at 2:48 am

strawberries and cream are as perfect as peanut butter and chocolate..and these look soooo good!

I have a crush on Sundays, too. Lol..love that one-liner!

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The Kook @ The Kitchen Kook February 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm

I agree!! These scones are also perfect with cinnamon sugar! (My personal fav combo)

http://thekitchenkook.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-best-most-perfect-scone-recipe-ever.html

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 23, 2012 at 3:49 am

These look absolutely delightful! Yum!

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Mike @TheIronYou April 23, 2012 at 4:00 am

I think those are some of the best looking scones I ever saw!

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Hither and Thither Girls April 23, 2012 at 4:04 am

Heavens to Betsy (that Betsy is a lucky one), this looks delicious! I am going to go purchase some strawberries ASAP!

hannah

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Blog is the New Black April 23, 2012 at 4:14 am

THese are GORGEOUS! I made a similar recipe from King Arthur Flour awhile back…. great reminder for me to make these again!

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Lyssa April 23, 2012 at 4:32 am

These are just so English!!! Get out the fine China put the kettle on for a drop of tea! Lol.

Over here we get clotted cream that we serve them with… Not sure you get that where you are tho! Might have to make some later… Tho don’t need the recipe… It was imprinted on my brain at an early age, pmsl.

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Gen April 23, 2012 at 5:42 am

Yuuuuuuuum! I need to go out and buy some strawberries now!!!!

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Allison April 23, 2012 at 5:51 am

Oh my goodness YUMMMMMMMMMMMM!

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Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau April 23, 2012 at 6:28 am

These are probably the prettiest little scones I’ve seen! I love strawberries in baked goods, so I’m particularly crushing on these.

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The Kook @ The Kitchen Kook February 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Me too! It doesn’t hurt that ATK recipes sorta rock! ;) I made a cinnamon sugar version, and they were great!

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Margarita April 23, 2012 at 6:43 am

Yikes I gotta remember the wrinkle part about getting too much sun! Love these pretty scones!

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Kayleigh April 23, 2012 at 7:08 am

These look amazing. Great blog too, by the way. :)

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Sarah April 23, 2012 at 7:17 am

Those scones look delicious! I have been known to watch those America Test Kitchen videos too!

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erin @ yummy supper April 23, 2012 at 8:33 am

Adrianna, I am already missing Sunday and all the yumminess. Your scones look awesome. I am totally digging the grated butter and slightly dehydrated strawberries – girl, you are good.
xo
E

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Allie@sweetpotatobites April 23, 2012 at 8:36 am

i love scones and these strawberry and cream ones look absolutely delicious! great tip on slightly dehydrating the strawberries too.

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Antionette April 23, 2012 at 8:47 am

Goodness. I would totally devour these while watching Mad Men (and Real Housewives of New Jersey, don’t judge). I can’t wait until strawberry season!

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Jen of My Tiny Oven April 23, 2012 at 8:48 am

I made scones yesterday too! Blueberry almond! These look amazing, the roasted berries, what a great idea! Can’t wait to give it a try!

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Martha @ Weekend Doings April 23, 2012 at 9:26 am

These look super delicious. I made some lemon cream scones a while back. But I need to try these! Did I mentioned that I love scones? By the way, I agree with you Sundays are the best, specially when they are lazy Sundays.

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Elena April 23, 2012 at 9:55 am

Your scones look amazing!
You can’t immagine how much I needed them yesterday… and no sweets at home…

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Elizabeth (Greens & Seeds) April 23, 2012 at 9:58 am

Yes! I heart America’s Test Kitchen too. Along with Cook’s Illustrated Magazine. I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening (except maybe drinking wine and watching Game of Thrones!)

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Adrianna April 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Uh I agree with everything you said x a hundred.

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kale April 23, 2012 at 10:21 am

I miss my lazy Sundays. Lately our Sundays have been so busy! Oh but mimosas… yum.

These scones are gorgeous, and I’ve never had strawberries in scones before!

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Kelsey @aslolife April 23, 2012 at 10:33 am

Totally been craving scones for the last week–yum!

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Taryn April 23, 2012 at 10:50 am

oh my…I will definitely be making these later this week when my exam has come and gone. They look perfect. And I found a recipe for making your own clotted cream that I’ve been dying to try. One question: can I use regular table salt? If so, same amount?

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Adrianna April 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Yes, you can. I would use the same amount. Table salt isn’t too salty so you’re all good.

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Elizabeth April 23, 2012 at 11:01 am

Scones are the best!!

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gigi April 23, 2012 at 11:38 am

yum! love lazy sundays as well! the best..

gigi.

food and beauty blogger @ http://www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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Nicole {Sweet Peony} April 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

So pretty! I love that you used fresh strawberries!! Perfect for a spring picnic :)

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Villy @ For the love of Feeding April 23, 2012 at 11:50 am

Yesterday I was trying to find a dessert with fresh strawberries to make, and there you go! Perfect!

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Leisa April 23, 2012 at 11:56 am

It seems like every recipe I’ve read today involved juicy, happy, gorgeous strawberries!!! YUM! I have to try these!

PS: That is definitely how I like everything too–with a cup of coffee. We should be friends :-)

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Carissa April 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I love strawberry season! I never thought of the drying thing…I like baking with strawberries & mangos, but both always leave wet spots in the bread/muffins. I’ll have to try this next time!

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Nina @ ambrosia April 23, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Mmmm, these look delicious! I love strawberries, cream, and scones, so these sound perfect for a Sunday breakfast!

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Barb Bamber April 23, 2012 at 2:38 pm

So awesome.. they’re pretty and remind me of my strawberry shortcake cookies.. only more substantial and filling! Love them!! xo Smidge

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dervla @ The Curator April 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Wow, I love that the strawberries are still in large chunks … makes them seem so homemade somehow. I’ll definitely be making these as strawberries start to pile up in the market.

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Emily @ She Makes and Bakes April 23, 2012 at 7:37 pm

I love watching America’s Test Kitchen. I have learned good stuff from their videos….and these scones look ah.ma.zing. Can’t wait to try!

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Emma April 23, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Oh my!! These look delicious!!!!! Thanks for sharing your receipe!!
Emma xx
Ps: ur blog is beautiful :)

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jamie {green beans & grapefruit} April 24, 2012 at 6:17 am

These look great- I’m such a sucker for scones. And, love ATK/CC! Always learn something new from those guys.

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Alison April 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm

There are very few things that are as wonderful as the combination of strawberries and cream!

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jordan April 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm

you’re “i can’t go out i have to work” phrase sounds like my life! i’ll admit that i’ve been sucked into watching that terrible kitchen confidential show on hulu just to see if it really matched up to the book! it’s terrible. unlike these scones – they sound AWESOME. i made raspberry scones a few weeks ago w. frozen berries…i didn’t even think of how much excess liquid i might be adding! the dehydration process is genius. thanks for it! i cant wait to try these out.

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Adrianna April 24, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Raspberries have a lot less moisture than strawberries so you might’ve been totally fine. :)

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Kimberley April 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Hello, twin. You’re the girl I wanna be hanging with on a Sunday. And the girl who understands my nerdy affinity for evenings in bed with food magazines and/or how-to videos. (Also when I was a kid I had the biggest crush on England. I was obsessed with clotted cream!)

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Megan April 24, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I love that you dehydrated the berries first! I’m super excited to try that out. And these are just the prettiest. I’d like to eat them for every meal on sunday. With boozy breakfast drinks of course.

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hat methi April 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm

These look great- I’m such a sucker for scones. And, love ATK/CC! Always learn something new from those guys. ( me too )

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Kasey @ The Wit of the Staircase April 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I am sitting here, eating my second of these scones.

HOLY MOLY.

Probably the most tender, fluffy, delightful scone I’ve ever had. I mixed a dash of cream instead of water with the egg wash, and topped it with brown sugar. Indescribable. Bravo!

Side Note: They may become dinner. No judging.

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Adrianna April 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm

YEA! High five. Scones for dinner is totally normal.

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The Kook @ The Kitchen Kook February 1, 2013 at 4:39 pm

I agree. Let’s be friends. :D

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wakanetwork April 26, 2012 at 1:33 am

Stunning shots! Exactly my idea of heavenly food. 

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Jenn @ Icing on the Cake April 26, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I am totally making these in a few days when I have all the ingredients. One question though: do you think it would be good with a chocolate glaze? I think so, but seeing as I haven’t tasted them, I can’t quite tell. Thanks!

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Adrianna April 26, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I mean, strawberries and chocolate are a pretty epic pairing, so they definitely won’t taste bad. I’d say make the chocolate ganache and test one out before pouring them over the entire batch. :)

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Let Me Eat Cake April 27, 2012 at 9:32 am

ahhh dehydrating the strawberries i wouldn’t have known to do that! love strawberries and cream in the summertime especially when they are mixed into dough mmm

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Nadette@Eat, Read, Rant! April 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm

For the record, America’s Test Kitchen>Awesome. I don’t have cable anymore, so I watch a LOT of public tv, which means lots of episodes of ATK. And I love every minute of it :)

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The Kook @ The Kitchen Kook February 1, 2013 at 4:44 pm

I just discovered their awesomeness. Where have they been all of my life?! They never fail me :D Especially not with these melt-in-your-mouth scones! Mmm!

http://thekitchenkook.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-best-most-perfect-scone-recipe-ever.html

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zee May 5, 2012 at 9:59 am

ooh those look so good! i think i’ve got a carton of strawberries in the fridge…

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yellowteabag May 18, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I am currently baking these and the strawberry-drying idea seems genius! I just hope I dehydrated them enough! My dough isn’t coming together too well but I’m trying to put it to cool to be able to knead it better. Hope it works cause I can’t wait to try them!

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Adrianna May 18, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Add a few more tablespoons of heavy cream until the dough comes together. Should work!

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The Kook @ The Kitchen Kook February 1, 2013 at 4:33 pm

I’m in LOVE with this recipe. It’s the best! And your pictures look gorgeous! I’m so used to rock-hard chewy, tough, dry, BLAND scones, but finally, these changed my life!! Finally, a scone that’s buttery, tender, soft, and delicate. Mmm. Literally the best thing that I’ve made.

I used cinnamon chips and cinnamon sugar for mine!

http://thekitchenkook.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-best-most-perfect-scone-recipe-ever.html

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Mareike Adams March 13, 2014 at 1:19 pm

These look amazing.. do you think it would be okay to substitute the cream for buttermilk? Thanks!

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