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Strawberry Buttermilk Scones

These scones are very easy to adapt. Try them all season long with blackberries, raspberries, or peaches. The moisture of the fresh fruit can over-hydrate the dough. Be sure to freeze the chopped fruit to keep it from breaking down during mixing. Otherwise you will end up with a wet, bright pink scone dough!

Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour – 2 1/2 Cups (350g) 
  • Salt – 3/4 t. (3.5g) 
  • Sugar – 1/4 Cup (50g)  
  • Baking powder – 1 T. (20g) 
  • Butter – 1 stick + 2 T. (130g) 
  • Eggs – 2
  • Buttermilk – 1/2 Cup  (110g)  
  • Heavy cream – 1/2 Cup (100g) 
  • Fresh strawberries – 1 Cup (100g)  
  • Lemon, zested – 1

Garnish

  • Egg, beaten for egg wash – 1
  • Sugar in the Raw – 2 T.
  • Sliced almonds  – 2 T.

Directions

  • Cut strawberries into 1/2″ pieces. Spread out onto a sheet pan in an even layer, freeze.
  • Cube cold butter into small pieces, place in large bowl.
  • Add dry ingredients to the bowl and work ingredients together with your fingers. Mixture should resemble wet sand and butter pieces should be pea sized.
  • Whisk together eggs, buttermilk and heavy cream in a separate bowl.
  • Add to dry ingredients and fold gently with a spatula until everything is almost combined. Some dry spots should still appear.
  • Add frozen strawberries and fold to incorporate. Press into parchment lined 8” square baking dish to form a smooth even layer.
  • Press into parchment lined 8” square baking dish to form a smooth even layer.
  • Freeze until firm, about 2 hours.
  • Flip out onto a cutting board and slice into 4 squares. Slice each square on the diagonal to form 8 triangle scones.Place on parchment lined sheet pan. Brush with eggwash and sprinkle sugar in the raw or sliced almonds on top.
  • Place on parchment lined sheet pan. Brush with eggwash and sprinkle sugar in the raw or sliced almonds on top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until bottoms are browned and top pushes back when you press it. Enjoy fresh out of the oven with butter or jam!

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