Monday, September 10, 2012

Lemon Strawberry Scones



My love for scones and lemons continues. If you follow my blog at all you will know that I love making scones. I have made a couple of lemons scones, the latest being lemon and blueberry. I had some strawberries in the refrigerator and that got me thinking of lemon and strawberry scones. I couldn't resist the temptation, lemon and strawberries just sound like they were made for each other such as lemon and blueberries. And as the summer draws to an end it will be hard to find nice fresh strawberries so this is a nice last fling for the summer.

I found a lemon scone recipe in my Joy Of Cooking cookbook, which looked very tempting. It did not include strawberries, but I tweaked the recipe a little to include them. The lemon strawberry scones were a hit with the family. The strawberries kept the scones a little on the moist side, which I liked. I topped off the scones with a lemon glaze just to give a little more pizzazz.

One of the things I like about scones is that they freeze very nicely. It's a nice treat to take them out of the freezer and pop them in the microwave for a bit, to make a great breakfast or an afternoon snack.



Lemon Strawberry Scones (Adapted from the Joy Of Baking)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup cold butter
2 large eggs
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1 cup of chopped strawberries
In a medium bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter, using a pastry blender or 2 knives, until the size of small peas. Beat the eggs in a small bowl. Add cream and lemon zest to the eggs and beat well. Make a well in the dry ingredients. Pour in the liquid and combine with a few swift strokes. Fold in the strawberries.  Handle the dough as little as possible. Turn it out onto a lightly floured board. Pat to 3/4 inch thick. To make the classic wedge shape, pat into an 8 inch round and then cut into 8 to 12 wedges. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 to 17 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
Glaze Ingredients:
3/4 cup powder sugar
1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon butter
dash salt.
In a small mixing bowl add all ingredients and beat until smooth.
Drizzle over cooled scones.





23 comments:

  1. This look delicious and beauty!!

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  2. Looks lovely! Lemon and strawberries is such a good combo... Case in point, I made lemon pikelets and strawberries this weekend hehe so these are very appealing!

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  3. Wow! These scones look fabulous, love the lemon with the strawberry...very flavorful :)
    Have a wonderful week!

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  4. Love the lemon and strawberry combination! Looks delicious.

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  5. What a great treat - so delicious and i love the combination of lemon and strawberry :)
    Mary x

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  6. Lemons, strawberries, scones = SOLD! Wow those look beautiful and delicious. Gonna need to try these.

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  7. I love to make scones, and this is a great addition to my recipe collection!! Thanks. :-)

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  8. lemon will add so much taste to it. I like the combination.

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  9. I love the sound of these, but the pictures are just making me droool!

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  10. They look fantastic - I wish I had one for breakfast!

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  11. These look really tasty - lemon and strawberry yummy!!!
    Your scones look different to ours - we usually make them in round shapes. :)

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  12. I love scones and I love lemons... must be why I love reading this blog! These look delicious :)

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  13. I love scones too! I find it difficult to find a gluten-free version though! ;-( These look great!

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  14. Lovely scones & wonderful combinations too. I'm sure these scones taste divine! :)

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  15. I can't resist scones either and these look just amazing. I can just imagine would warm out of the oven....yum :)

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  16. Lemon and anything gets my vote every time. These look terrific - I haven't often combined lemon and strawberries, and I'm not sure why not. Excellent stuff - thanks.

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  17. The Blueberry-lemon Scones were excellent - can't wait to bake these!
    Thank you for the freezer-dip, haven't thought about that before :-)

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  18. You are the queen of scones. I love lemon and strawberry! Yum!

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  19. Katakamtakam (means delicious). How I wish to taste it (again hehe)!
    Anyway, always take care!

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  20. Really beautiful. How good are the prices on strawberries at this time of year. I love it!

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  21. I've missed several great recipes! These are beautiful scones. I love lemon and strawberry together too.

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