Here’s another tasty recipe we tried and loved! (What is this, a food blog??)
We’ve been making savory scones for a while now, and they turn out fantastic every time. This time, we decided to tweak the base recipe for the savory scones and turn them into a sweet treat. We used freeze dried strawberries, which we picked up at Trader Joe’s but you can get them on Amazon. You could certainly use fresh berries, but they will add a lot of moisture to the dough; to combat this you may consider draining the juice after chopping, using frozen berries (don’t thaw first), or coating the chopped berries in flour or powdered sugar prior to mixing in. As always, we love our sweets with a side of coffee! This time we paired it with a Columbian from La Barba Roasters here in Salt Lake, which has notes of honey, caramel, and chocolate. Yum!
Strawberry chocolate scones
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup buttermilk, very cold — splash of vinegar in milk
- 1 egg, plus 1 egg for egg wash
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter – cut into
- 1 T honey or brown sugar
- 1/4 C freeze dried strawberries, roughly chopped
- 1/4 C dark chocolate chips, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Cut butter into the dry mixture until resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in the buttermilk/soured milk and honey into the mixture and mix until it forms a dough. Mix in strawberries and chocolate until well incorporated.
Pour the mixture out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead once or twice to make sure everything comes together. The mixture should still be very shaggy.
Form the mixture into an 8-inch circle. Cut the circle into 6 even wedges. Place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Beat one egg and brush the top of each wedge thoroughly. Sprinkle tops with a little sugar.
Bake for 17-20 minutes, until puffed and golden.
The recipe inspiration came from The Hungry Genealogist(??)
Cream cheese glaze
- 2oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 C powdered sugar
- 1/4 t vanilla extract
- 2 T milk
Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla together until creamy. Add milk to your desired consistency and drizzle over scones.
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