Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Yummy Strawberry Scones Recipe

Yummy Strawberry Scones

I have been looking for a delicious scone recipe for ages and today I found it! Made with flour that I bought from the Bakers because believe it or not there are no independent shops in Otley which sell flour!! Please excuse the picture, I am no photographer but I like to put a little picture of what I made on here for you to see! 




Ingredients 
  •  1/2 cup diced fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons double cream
  • 2 Cups plain (all purpose) flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup diced fresh strawberries

Glaze

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon water  

1) Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets, or a full-size or mini-scone pan.
2) To make the scones: In a blender or food processor, process 1/2 cup of the strawberries with the sugar and half & half or cream until the mixture is smooth. Set it aside.
3) In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
4) Work in the butter, using a mixer, your fingertips, a fork, or a pastry blender; the mixture should be unevenly crumbly.
5) In a separate bowl, whisk together the strawberry/cream mixture, the egg and the vanilla extract
6) Add this mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring until the dough just barely starts to come together.
7) Add the 2/3 cup diced strawberries, gently folding them in; the dough will be quite sticky.
8) Drop the dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto threpared baking sheets; each scone should be about the size of a golf ball. A tablespoon cookie scoop is exactly the right size for this task.
9) Or divide the dough among the compartments of the scone pan of your choice.
10) Make the glaze by stirring together the sugar, water, and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle some atop each scone.
11) Bake the scones until they're just beginning to turn golden brown around the edges, 15 to 16 minutes (on a baking sheet or in a mini-scone pan), or 18 to 20 minutes (in a standard scone pan). Break one scone open, just to be sure; they should be moist (but not gummy) at the center.
12) Serve scones warm. Or allow them to cool completely, and store airtight at room temperature. Just before serving, reheat very briefly in the microwave, or for 5 to 10 minutes, tented with aluminum foil, in a preheated 350°F oven.
Yield: 8 to 18 scones, depending on size. 

Enjoy x 

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