Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Katie's Strawberry Scones

I knew these would be fantastic -- I don't think Katie makes ANYTHING bad!

And how bad can fresh strawberries and scones be?!

In college, I spent a period where I existed solely on scones and vanilla cappuchino (I can't help it -- it's what the cafeteria was good at making!!) but shortly after college, I quit eating them. I couldn't find anyone who made them as delicious as the college cafeteria (go figure?) and I was scared to try making them.

Looks like I'm back in action!

Perhaps next I'll give blueberry/lemon ones a try -- I've never made scones with fresh fruit!

(Sorry for the bad image -- it's DARK in here tonight)


Strawberry Scones
(Katie's Blog)

2 1/4 - 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (depending on how ripe your strawberries are)
1/4 cup granulated sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick (8 tbsp) butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1 egg
1/4 cup yogurt
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp orange zest
1 cup fresh strawberries, diced

Directions
- preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- in a small bowl, combine egg, yogurt, milk, zest, whisk to combine thoroughly and set aside
- in large bowl, combine flour, sugar, powder, salt, and whisk to combine
- using pastry cutter and to knives, cut butter into flour until all pieces are smaller than pea-sized
- add strawberries, and toss to coat
- add wet ingredients to dry and mix in lightly with fork until dough just comes together
- turn dough out onto well-floured work surface and pat into large ball
- cut the dough ball in half
- shape half of the dough into a flat disk shape and cut into 8 slices
- place on baking sheet and repeat with other half of dough
- sprinkle tops of scones with sugar and place in the oven
- bake until slightly brown, about 25 minutes (I checked mine at 22 and they were already slightly browner than I would've liked!)
- remove from oven and let cool on a baking sheet for 10 minutes
- transfer to a wire rack and let cool

3 comments:

Katie said...

Oh yay! That's so awesome they turned out well. Sorry for the difference in time on that one. i'll have to check the thermometer on mine to make sure the temp is hitting correctly. Glad you liked them though!! :) :)

Kitchen Scrapbook said...

Just stumbled onto your blog, I think from Cookie Madness. Anyway, I love it! Your cooking style seems to be alot like mine. I think I might try these scones for breakfast tomorrow morning. Yum!

Kitchen Scrapbook said...

I made the scones! They were great! Thanks so much for the recipe!!!! :) Btw, I baked mine 24-25 minutes and they were perfect.