Whole Foods shared this recipe with me for Mother’s Day and well I actually took the day off yesterday so I’m posting it today. It’s still a good day for a strawberry scone!
Elegant and comforting, these fresh strawberry scones are ideal for spring brunches and Mother’s Day gifting. We love the herb-flecked lemon glaze on the scones, but feel free to skip it for an equally delicious traditional treat.
Whole Foods Strawberry Cream Scones Recipe
- 1/2 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh lavender leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a food processor, pulse strawberries until juicy and chopped. (You should have about 1 cup.) Transfer to a medium bowl, stir together gently with cream and chill until ready to use.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 table knives in a scissor motion, cut butter into flour until the size of small peas. Add strawberry-cream mixture and stir together with a fork, just until combined.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface and gently pat into an 8-inch square. Cut into 6 rectangles, then halve each diagonally to make 12 triangles. Transfer wedges to the prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Set aside to let cool completely.
In a medium bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice, lavender and thyme to make a glaze. Spoon evenly over scones, let set for about 30 minutes and serve.