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Strawberry Cream Scones

Makes 12
Time 2 hr 30 min
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. Watch our how-to video.
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Ingredients
  • 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 powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh lavender leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
Method

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 powdered sugar, lemon juice, lavender and thyme to make a glaze. Spoon evenly over scones, let set for about 30 minutes and serve.

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  • 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 powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh lavender leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme