Apr 1, 2013

Strawberry Scones

Strawberry Scones for #twelveloaves

One of the nice things about living in our part of southern California is that the minute winter turns to spring, strawberry stands pop up on what seems like every corner where there is a vacant lot. These strawberries are huge. They are the kind you might imagine they use to make chocolate dipped strawberries. We usually have at least three or four baskets of strawberries in our house at all times.
Strawberry Scones for #twelveloaves

Thus these scones. They are made with vanilla, cream, and butter, and brushed with a vanilla glaze. I also added a couple of drops of Fiori di Sicilia, which is a concentrated blend of vanilla and citrus. You could also add a few scrapes of orange zest if you'd prefer.

Strawberry Scones for #twelveloaves

I made mine in a Mini-Scone Pan, but that is not necessary. You can also make them free form and cut them to size and separate them on a baking sheet with a bench scraper prior to baking.

Strawberry Scones

Adapted from King Arthur Flour


2.5 ounces of diced fresh strawberries.
1/4 C granulated sugar
2 T. half and half
8.5 ounces of unbleached all purpose flour 
1/2 tsp salt
1 T baking powder
6 T very cold butter cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp Fiori di Sicilia, orange oil, or orange zest (optional)
3.5 ounces of dices fresh strawberries

For glaze:

3 T sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp water


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. 
  • Grease a scones pan or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a food processor or blender, mix 2.5 ounces of strawberries, 1/4 C of sugar, and 2 T of half and half. 
  • Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a large bowl.
  • Add the butter and cut it into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter, fork, or your hands until crumbly. 
  • Mix the strawberries and cream, egg, vanilla, and optional Fiori in a small/medium bowl. 
  • Add the liquid to the flour mixture and stir just until the dough comes together. 
  • Add the rest of the strawberries and stir until they are evenly distributed. Do not over mix. 
  • Either evenly distribute the dough into the greased scones pan, or pat the dough onto the parchment lined baking sheet. If you are using a baking sheet, cut the dough into triangles with a bench scraper and gently separate the pieces. 
  • Prepare the glaze by stirring the ingredients together and brush it over the scones. 
  • Bake for 15 or 16 minutes, until just golden. 
  • Serve warm or cooled.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature. 

What are we baking this month in the #twelveloaves kitchen? 

Berries! Bake a bread, either yeast or quick bread. This #TwelveLoaves is all about incredible breads with berries featured in April. Do you have a favorite berry bread? We would love to see it. Let's get baking!

Look at what our very talented #TwelveLoaves bakers have created this April!


  1. That's how it is here in Florida with the berries. I swear there are strawberries for sale everywhere right now and I can't stop baking with them. Next up, your scones! Lovely, as always, Karen. Thanks for being a part of #TwelveLoaves:)

    1. Thanks Lora. This series really got me started in blogging. I really appreciate your putting this together.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Karen! And a scone pan? Now, that´s one pan I´m missing...!

    1. Well... I'm kind of a kitchen gadget addict (she says as the UPS truck drives up with another new toy).

  3. We have strawberry stands here but the supply always depends on how much rain we had in the early spring. If I were in California I couldn't be able to pass a stand without grabbing a flat! I can imagine the crisp outside of the scone and the soft flaky inside while sipping my coffee...

  4. I used to live in CA so I totally know what you mean about the minute winter turns to spring, and there are strawberry stands everywhere! Awesome! Lovely lovely scones! Delicious!

  5. Oh, I must bake up some strawberry scones! I have a bottle of Fiori di Sicilia that I've only opened to smell...I'm glad I have a new recipe to test it out :) Thank you!!!

    1. Thanks Liz. I'm addicted to all things King Arthur Flour. Definitely give it a try. A little bit goes a long way. It's great in Panettone too.

  6. This coming weekend the farmers market opens. Can't wait to get some fresh picked strawberries and bake something delicious with them, something as tempting as your scones. Love me a good scone with a cup of black tea

  7. I especially love scones as a weekend breakfast treat. As soon as fresh strawberries from the local farms are available here I must make these. They would be fabulous with a big mug of coffee. What a great way to start the day.

  8. Mmm scones! I love them so much! I feel like they don't get as much recognition as they should! Strawberries and scones are perfect together :)

  9. Wow. Fiori di Sicilia and strawberries: what a great mix.


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