Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Strawberry Cream Cheese Scones

In my neck of the woods, strawberries are going out of season, but many of you are right in the thick of things. Here's a recipe I created to use some of those fresh berries:

Strawberry Cream Cheese Scones:
2 c. all-purpose flour
2/3 c. granulated sugar
1 Tbls. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbls. lemon zest
1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter
4 oz. cream cheese, slightly softened
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 Tbls. honey
1/2 c. buttermilk or half and half
1 1/2 c. diced strawberries
1/3 c. all-purpose flour

Honey-Lemon Glaze:
1 c. powdered sugar
2 Tbls. honey
2 + Tbls. fresh lemon juice (enough to make glaze a favorable consistency)

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and zest in a large bowl. Cut in butter and cream cheese with a pastry bender until crumbs are no larger than a pea.

In a separate bowl, combine egg, milk, vanilla, and honey. Make a well in the flour mixture, and pour the egg mixture in. Stir until just combined.

Toss diced strawberries with last 1/3 c. flour. Gently, stir berries into dough. Turn out on a lightly floured surface, and knead gently, taking care to keep the strawberries intact. Form into an 8 inch round. (DO NOT ROLL!)

Cut round into 8 even sections, as for a pie. Transfer scones to a parchment covered baking sheet, and bake at 400 F for 18-22 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove scones to a cooling rack.

Combine glaze ingredients, adding lemon juice slowly. Drizzle over cooled scones.


Bonnie said...

Oh. My. Word. I must try these!

Terri said...

Tracy, not only do your scones always sound delicious, but they are a work of art!

Rebecca said...

I have been checking the other blog, forgetting to add this one to my reader and so I have some serious catching up to do. I have to say Tracy~that chickenhouse is SPECTACULAR! It is so fun that you have gotten chicks~you are going to LOVE having them, especially when they give you daily presents! :-)

Your recipes and food looks delicious and I must admit-I have always wanted to sell things like that out of my home. Do you know it is illegal to do that in New York? Crazy.

PS. Your photographs are becoming more and more beautiful EVERY day. Well done! Hope all is well with everyone~

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

We are in the middle of things here! Thanks for this recipe, it sounds and looks great!

Wendy said...

Definitely want to give this one a try!

Anna @FreshDewDrops said...

This looks really good. Do you mind if I add it to my pinterest board of recipes?

Tracy said...

Thanks for asking, Anna. Pin away!

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