Sunday, May 18, 2008
Katie's Juicy Strawberry Scones
I have been dying to make this recipe since I first saw the picture on Good Things Catered. If you have a chance- check out her blog. Her recipes are amazing! Well, tonight I had some strawberries about to go bad in the fridge and thought this would be the perfect time to make them! My husband has the day off tomorrow and this will be the perfect breakfast treat.
Juicy Strawberry Scones
2 1/4 - 2 1/2 c. all purpose flour (depends on how ripe your strawberries are)*I used 1/2 whole wheat pastry flour, 1/2 AP flour
1/4 c. 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
1/4 c. yogurt I used fat-free
1/4 c. milk I used skim
2 tsp orange zest
1 c. fresh strawberries, diced
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment
-In 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 or two 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 dough in half.
-Shape half of dough into 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 turn slightly brown, about 25 minutes.
-Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes.
-Transfer to a wire rack and let cool (or eat right away!)