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Strawberry Scones Recipe

Picture this: A lazy weekend morning, the sun peeking through your window, and the aroma of freshly baked strawberry scones filling the air.

Sounds like heaven, right?

They’re the perfect balance of tender and crumbly, with pops of juicy fruit in every melt-in-your-mouth bite.

And with the right technique, they couldn’t be easier to make at home. 

Freshly baked strawberry scones, bursting with sweet glaze
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Why You’ll Love These Strawberry Scones

These scones are a dream come true for strawberry lovers! But the incredible flavor isn’t the only thing to love.

Homemade Happiness: Baking strawberry scones from scratch is a simple pleasure that brings joy to everyone lucky enough to enjoy them. 

Tender Texture: Combining butter and cream with the proper mixing technique guarantees soft and fluffy scones every time. 

Bakery-Worthy Treat: Whether you’re hosting brunch or simply want to spoil your family, these homemade scones are the perfect gourmet treat. 

Delicious strawberry scones, adorned with vanilla glaze for the perfect finishing touch

Ingredients

The beauty of homemade scones is how easily they come together with pantry staples. 

And if you’ve ever made biscuits from scratch, this will be a piece of cake!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Fresh Strawberries: Juicy, sweet, and bursting with flavor, it’s vital that you use fresh, ripe fruit. Frozen strawberries contain too much excess moisture that will turn your scones dense and soggy.
  • All-Purpose Flour: The reliable foundation, providing structure and tender crumb.
  • Granulated Sugar: For sweetness and to ensure the perfect crust.
  • Baking Powder: The leavening hero that helps the heavy dough rise. 
  • Salt: To balance the sweetness. 
  • Unsalted Butter: Rich, creamy, and oh-so-indulgent, it needs to be very cold to get that signature flaky texture. 
  • Heavy Cream: For added richness and moisture. 
  • Eggs: The binding agent that also creates a lovely golden top. 
  • Vanilla Extract: For another layer of sweet warmth. You can leave this out if you don’t have it. 
  • Sweet Glaze. A simple blend of powdered sugar and milk (or cream) drizzled over the top. 
Diced strawberries and flour in a mixing bowl
Cubed butter and flour in a mixing bowl

How to Make Strawberry Scones

Some people think making scones is tricky. But the truth is, you just need to be gentle with the dough. 

You’ll find some tips below, plus the complete list of ingredients and detailed steps at the bottom of the post. 

Until then, here’s a quick overview of how to make scones at home:

1. DRY. Chop and dry the fruit between paper towels. 

2. PREP. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C), and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

3. MIX. Mix the dry ingredients, including the sugar, in a bowl until well combined. 

4. CUT. Add the cold butter and cut it into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter. Alternatively, rub it between your fingers until it resembles coarse crumbs. 

5. STIR. Add the fruit, followed by the wet ingredients. Stir very gently until it looks like a sticky, paste-like dough. 

6. PRESS. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and very gently press or knead it together. Then, press it into a 1-inch round and cut it into 8-12 wedges. 

7. BAKE. Brush the tops with egg wash and bake for 15 minutes. 

8. GLAZE. Mix the glaze when the scones are cool, then drizzle it over the top. Serve and enjoy!

strawberry scones being drizzled with icing on a baking sheet

How to Use a Mixer

I almost always make scones by hand because it’s the best way to avoid overmixing the dough. 

But if you have a bigger batch or need to use a mixer, here’s how I do it:

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  1. Add the dry ingredients and cold butter to a stand mixer. 
  2. With a paddle attachment, mix on low until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  3. Whisk the eggs and cream in a measuring glass.
  4. With the mixer on low, add about 3/4 of the wet to the bowl. 
  5. Mix in 10-second intervals, scraping the sides of the bowl after each stop. 
  6. Add more cream, if needed, until it looks sticky and paste-like. 
  7. Turn the mixer to medium-high and beat the dough for a few seconds, then leave it to rest for 5-10 minutes. 
  8. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and proceed as instructed above. 

The slow mixing ensures it’s still soft, and that final, more vigorous mix is to get any last bits of flour. 

We then let it rest so the gluten can relax. Easy peasy.

Mouthwatering strawberry scones, infused fresh, ripe strawberries and drizzled with glaze

Tips For the Best Strawberry Scones

If you’re still a bit nervous about making scones from scratch, fear not. I have even more tips below!

  • Use cold ingredients. The butter should be fresh out of the fridge and solid, and the cream should be well chilled (a few hours or overnight). This is how you get the flakiest texture.
  • Grate frozen butter. This nifty hack means you don’t need to cut the butter into the flour. Just grate it and mix. 
  • Chill the dough. Refrigerate the shaped scones for 15-30 minutes before baking for best results.
  • Dry the fruit. As mentioned, frozen fruit won’t work here. But it’s also important to dry the fresh fruit. Otherwise, you’ll have moisture pockets after baking, leading to soggy spots in the crumb. 
  • Save the juices. After drying the fruit, you’ll have a plate of juice that works so well for the glaze! It’ll be pink and fruity, just like the scones. 
  • Use a sharp knife or biscuit cutter to portion. Using something blunt, like a glass rim, will press the seams together and keep the scones from rising.
  • Freeze the scones for later. Freeze unbaked scones and bake them directly from frozen for fresh scones anytime. Just add 2-5 minutes to the baking time. 
  • Don’t skip the egg wash. Without it, the tops will be dull. 
  • Recipe Variations. Try different berries, add white chocolate chips, or experiment with flavorings like lemon zest or cinnamon.

How to Store

Yes, you can make these scones ahead. But I don’t recommend baking them. 

Scones are best eaten the day they’re made. So, I suggest making the dough, portioning and freezing it for when you need it. 

That said, if you have leftovers, they will hold quite well when stored properly:

To Store: Place cold leftovers in an airtight container and keep them at room temperature for 1-2 days. Warm leftover scones slightly for the best texture. 

To Freeze: Freeze unbaked or baked scones on a tray until solid. Then, wrap them in plastic or transfer them to a freezer-safe bag. Freeze for 2-3 months. 

Bake unbaked scones from frozen. Thaw baked scones at room temperature for a few hours. 

To Reheat: Warm leftover scones at 350°F for 5-10 minutes in the oven or 2-5 minutes in the air fryer. Alternatively, microwave them on 50% power for 10-20 seconds.

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Strawberry Scones

Course: Dessert, BreakfastCuisine: American
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

268

kcal

These easy strawberry scones are the perfect balance of buttery, tender, and crumbly, with pops of juicy fruit in every melt-in-your-mouth bite.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, diced

  • 1 cup diced fresh strawberries (about 10-12 berries)

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 2 large eggs, divided

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1-2 tablespoons milk or cream

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Chop the strawberries and place them in a single layer on a paper towel-lined plate. Top with another paper towel and leave to dry.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the cold butter cubes and blend with your fingers or a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse crumbs with some pea-sized pieces. Gently fold in the chopped, dried strawberries.
  • In a separate bowl or measuring glass, whisk the cream, 1 egg, and vanilla until smooth. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add 3/4 of the wet mixture.
  • Stir gently with your hands or a spatula until it becomes a soft, paste-like dough. Add more milk if needed, but do not overmix. It should be soft and sticky, not a smooth ball of dough.
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gently pat/knead it together until it’s mostly smooth. Then, pat it into a 1-inch thick circle and cut into 8-12 wedges with a sharp knife. If using a cutter, press firmly to create rounds, then gently press the scraps together and cut more. Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, beat the remaining egg. Brush it over the tops only, and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  • When the scones are cool, make the glaze. Whisk the powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon of milk, and the vanilla until smooth. Add more milk as needed to reach the desired consistency.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the scones. Let them set for a few minutes, then serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use frozen, grated butter for easy mixing.
  • Dry the fruit to absorb the excess moisture.
  • Use a sharp knife or biscuit cutter to portion. Using something blunt, like a glass rim, will press the seams together and keep the scones from rising.

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

2 thoughts on “Strawberry Scones Recipe”

  1. Part of number 4 of directions is confusing. ……. “Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and 3/4 of the wet mixture.” Did you mean “add” and not “and?”

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