Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Strawberry Lemonade Scones

Ever since the local strawberry stands opened I've been wanting to make some scones with these big red beauties.     
Pretty amazing aren't they? :)

I had some homemade lemon curd in the fridge which I thought would make a  tasty partner (along with lemon zest) to the strawberries. I was right:)  I looked through a few scone recipes and then came up with my own strawberry-lemon version, fashioned after my favorite summertime beverage. 

The scones turned out flaky around the edges and tender throughout, with just the right touch of sweetness. The strawberry and lemon paired so well together.  No wonder I love strawberry lemonade! Enjoy this scone version:)

Strawberry Lemonade Scones

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour* 

2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter (chilled, not softened), cut into cubes
1 cup diced fresh strawberries
1/2 cup freeze-dried strawberries
1 generous tablespoon lemon zest
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup heavy cream
Topping:
sugar
Sanding sugar
Cream
Prepared lemon curd

1.       Preheat oven to 400 degrees  F.  In large bowl mix together flour,  sugar, baking powder, and salt.  With pastry blender, cut in butter cubes until mixture has coarse crumbs.  Gently add both kinds of strawberries and the lemon zest. Make a well in the center of the mixture and set aside.
2.       In a medium bowl, mix together eggs and cream.  Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Gently stir until moistened.
3.       Place dough onto a well floured surface.  Gently knead the dough by folding and pressing it about 7 times, turning the dough a quarter turn after each fold. Move dough to a lightly floured parchment-lined baking sheet (or stoneware baking sheet without parchment). Pat dough into a ¾ inch-thick circle. Cut circle into wedges and separate each slightly.
4.       Brush wedges with cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 16-20 minutes until golden brown.   Drizzle scones with lemon curd and top with sanding sugar.  Makes 8-12 scones.

5/ 27  *Sorry about not listing flour on the ingredient list when I first posted.   Thanks for noticing that it was missing and letting me know,  Shannon and anonymous!

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102 comments:

  1. Mmm, what an awesomely delicious idea for a scone. That lemon strawberry pairing is so good and your scones look gorgeous.

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  2. Delicious and perfect for the season! And those berries... WOW!

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  3. they look so delicious, Srawberries and lemon curd yum. :)

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  4. Those strawberries are the biggest I have ever seen. These scones look wonderful. Lemon curd is just about my favorite thing....ever.

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  5. Oooh this excites me! And those strawberries are HUGE and amazing! I've only seen them that way when I got a "bouquet" of chocolate covered strawberries from Edible Arrangements. I've been dying to find some in stores that big... none at my local grocery stores. Maybe I'll try to find some local strawberry stands!

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  6. Yum, those look awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. WOW! those are some huge strawberries!!!
    These sound delicious and I love the pictures.

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  8. Adorable! What a creative idea!

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  9. These are perfect for summer! And that lemon curd makes the best topping :) Yum!

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  10. These are the most scrumptious looking scones! Love the combination of the strawberries (they are BIG) and lemon curd and love your drizzled sugared topping.

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  11. they look fantastic and sound delicious. I am not sure which I want first, a glass of lemonade or a bite of those scones!

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  12. Oooh... looks delicious! I'm sharing this with my Facebook friends!

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  13. Oh my..these looks so beautiful! Thanks foe sharing the recipe and that strawberry is a meal isn't it..just gorgeous! ;D

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  14. That strawberry is HUGE!!! omgosh! that lead pic of the scones is gorgeous too!

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  15. Those sound so delish right now and I agree your first pic is amazing!!!!

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  16. Whoa! Those look wonderful! I can't believe how huge those strawberries are! Those scones sound delicious. I'm starting a linky party for my These Chicks Cooked features I do Wednesdays. I hope that you can come link up these gorgeous scones tomorrow. Have a good one, Sue :)

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  17. Oh my goodness--YUM! Those look amazing! What a great recipe! Can't wait to try it!

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  18. Those strawberries are huge and the scones look delish!

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  19. I wish I could reach in and grab one for breakfast. Love the addition of lemon curd on top.

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  20. Sounds wonderful Sue! I love that combination too!
    Rachel from Young Adventures

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  21. I made strawberry scones for breakfast. So good!

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  22. I have been thinking about these scones ever since I saw them on facebook. What a glorious creation. They look and sound so good, I would be licking the crumbs off my plate!

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  23. Do you need my address? not fair for the pregnant lady. They look delicious!

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  24. I was stunned by the size of the strawberry.... so remarkable huge and looks delicious! That makes at least 3 times of the size I could find in Bangkok...

    Great match with the lemon curd, must be yummy.. should try this recipe :-)

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  25. What a great combination Sue! I'm sure the lemon made your strawberry scones more delish! Truly a must-try!

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  26. Wow, these look like I need one now!

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  27. Hi Sue,
    I hope it's ok, I shared a link to your Scones blog post on my FB page. Hugs! Check it out here http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heather-Ozee-Designs/208865955807377

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  28. Holy heck! They are enormous! At first i thought it was a child's hand! Lovely looking scones Sue :)

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  29. That is a HUGE strawberry. YUMMMMY. This looks sooooo good. I love strawberry and lemon anything. I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing

    Would love if you linked up with us too at http://www.nothingbutcountry.com

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  30. jeepers..this looks good. As a self proclaimed Tea party food expert, I must say these look like some DARN GOOD SCONES...I will be linking to these on my blog for my tea party gals for sure!

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  31. Gorgeous scones, Sue, and I love the strawberry lemon combo, so perfectly sweet and tart. Now, I've seen big strawberries before, but wow, that is one HUGE strawberry! It could feed a small country :P OH, and your photos are just stunning!

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  32. I love the lemon curd on those scones. Sensational!

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  33. Cara Sue quante cose mi stavo perdendo! Una ricetta meglio dell'altra, le voglio provare tutte, grazie per averle condivise ^_^
    Ti abbraccio

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  34. I just love scones. These sound amazing!

    I'd like to invite you to link-up with Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/05/26/lemon-chocolate-cupcakes/

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  35. They look delicious, but there's a key ingredient missing. How much flour? The ingredients list doesn't say.

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  36. Oh, these sound beyond fabulous! I'm getting ideas for my daughter's tea party themed birthday and these would make a perfect addition. Thanks so much for linking it up to Inspiration Friday this week Sue...you know we always love having you! :-)
    Vanessa

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  37. o my these look AMAZING...YUM YUM YUM...ah i want one:)
    thanks for sharing:)
    have a great day!!!!

    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

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  38. Beautiful scones! The combo of sweet strawberries and tart lemon sounds pretty good :) And oh my god, the strawberry you're holding in the photo is HUGE, I've never seen so big one in my life, I swear!

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  39. Delicious looking scones. The combination of strawberries and lemon is always great. I made some lemon and strawberry shortbread cookies this week, using powdered dried strawberries, that tasted really good.

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  40. OH MY HECK! These look AMAZING! I am definitely going to have to try these out! wow! I am so happy I found your blog! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks for posting such awesome recipes!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  41. Sue, these look fabulous. I love the use of lemon curd on the strawberry scone. So often when I make a batch of lemon curd I have a bit left over and this would be a perfect use. Delicioius :)

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  42. Sue- I must have been living under a rock when you posted these! How in the holy heck did I miss them? Ohmyword! I'm pinning these onto my Pinterest Board and saving them everywhere so that I won't lose this recipe! Gaaah!

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  43. Your scones look amazing! And, I can't believe the size of that strawberry...Wow! I would love it if you would share your recipe at my dessert linky party on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday!

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/05/sweet-indulgences-sunday-6.html

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  44. Sue, Thanks for stopping in to show off your scones at These Chicks Cooked. Hope you can come back by and share another recipe Wednesday. Have a wonderful week :)
    Katie

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  45. I just happened upon your blog, and these scones look amazing ~ I've never made scones before, but your picture makes me want to go out and get the ingredients and make them right now!

    I'm your newest follower and invite you to come and check out my blog, as well!

    Have a great day!

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  46. Mmm, cannot wait to make these - I have a pint of strawberries in the refrigerator and they now have "strawberry lemonade scones" written all over them!

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  47. I wish I had one of these right at this moment! I linked to this gorgeous recipe in my Saturday Seven lineup this weekend. http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2011/06/saturday-seven-no-15.html

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  48. I just made these tonight!!! What a hit!!! Thank you for this AMAZING recipe!

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  49. AWESOME! I found this on pinterest earlier this week! i have all the ingredients and I hope I can find time to make them tomorrow night after the kiddos go to bed!

    I'm linking this up as one of my favorite finds from the week!

    Kaleigh from Lotte Lu and Brother Too

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  50. OH MY! I came across your blog a few days ago, I can't even remember how...but you are my new favorite! I just made these scones and LOVE them. The strawberry/lemon pair is perfect! I admit I had no clue what lemon curd was, so I improvised instead of making homemade I used canned lemon pie filling mixed with powdered sugar and cream. I hope you'd approve! My taste buds do.

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  51. I made these today and they are AMAZING! I was a little concerned because I used frozen strawberries and the dough was really sticky, but they turned out SCRUMPTIOUS! I hope I can stop eating them so I can serve them up to family tomorrow.

    Oh and I used homemade lemon icing instead of curd because it's easier to make! :)

    Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Glad they worked out so well for you!

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  52. I bake scones for a Spring Tea to benefit world hunger. Have never tried strawberry but love lemon curd so am anxous to try this "it's gotta be good" combination of flavors. Blessings!

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  53. Made these this afternoon and they were great :) I used all fresh strawberries because I couldn't find the dried ones at the store. The lemon curd really makes these! Thanks so much =)

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  54. This recipe sounds yummy! I have no idea how to make lemon curd - do you have the recipe for the lemon curd?

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    1. Renee, I honestly can't remember which recipe I used, but I am making some more lemon curd very soon and will post a recipe. It's really not too difficult. For now just search "google" for a recipe:) Good Luck!

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  55. These look amazing! Just pinned them...XoXo

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  56. I saw this recipe on Pinterest and I had some Strawberry Lemonade/ Blueberry Bliss tea from Teavana, so I knew that I needed to make these to go along with them. I did so today and they were delish! I used all fresh strawberries and baked them on my Pampered Chef stone. They were huge scones and I had to bake a little longer because of using the stoneware and I think because all the extra fresh strawberries (I had about 2 cups!). My son and I ate them up and I can't wait until breakfast tomorrow to eat another one!

    Oh, and the lemon curd was amazing on top, one of the first times I've truly loved it with my scones, I usually prefer almond creme.

    THanks!!

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    1. Sounds delicious Jillian! I love P.Chef stoneware for baking!

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  57. Can I get permission to pin this recipe so I don't lose it?

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  58. Are you joking? I am totally making this recipe when it turns to strawberry season!

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  59. I just took these out of the oven. I can't wait to drizzle on the lemon curd and take my first bite! Thank you!

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    1. You're so welcome! I bet they were great!:)

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  60. Where do you find freeze-dried strawberries? Can you make them without or is there a substitute? I haven't been able to find them.

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    1. I found them at Trader Joe's. You can also try a health food store. Good Luck!

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    2. I finally found them at our Target that just got re-done to include groceries.

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    3. I used regular dried strawberries that I found in the bulk food section of my grocery store. WAY more flavor than the freeze dried. Very sweet and yummy.

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  61. Whoa, my mouth is watering!! Have to try this! Love your serving dish, too!

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  62. These were so good! Happy Hubby woke up to the smell of them! Had to post this delicious recipe!

    http://happyhubbygrub.blogspot.com/2012/04/strawberry-lemonade-scones.html

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  63. I'm not sure what freeze-dried strawberries are. Are they just the strawberries in the freezer section of my store? Thanks!

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    1. Basically, they are dehydrated strawberries. They are not frozen. I found them at Trader Joe's.

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    2. I found the ones at Trader Joes's as well. Pretty tasteless. I used regular dried strawberries instead and they were delicious!

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    3. I'll have to look for the dried version and try them out:)

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  64. I love the idea of this recipe! I modified it a bit to cut some fat by using a little less butter and fat free buttermilk and they still turned out great - flaky on the outside and moist on the inside. And the lemon curd...wow! My husband doesn't like it nearly as much as I do, and he agreed that it made these scones. Thank you so much!

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  65. The freeze dried strawberries were tasteless but I found just regular dried strawberries and they were delicious and added texture and flavor to the scone!

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    1. Thanks for the info. I'll check out the regular dried strawberries as an alternative.

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  66. What is lemon curd. Where do you find it?

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  67. Wow! Just found this on pinterest and they sound fabulous! I will have to make these.....soon!

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  68. These look awesome! Going to make them for my mothers birthday = tea time! Thanks for posting!

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  69. Awesome awesome is sooo right !! These are Delicious. Thank you so much.

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  70. I can't believe I actually have those ingredients...what are the odds?? :) Trying this!

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  71. I have been to your site twice now and just had to join. I love your strawberry cookies and these strawberry, lemon scones look wonderful. Thank you for giving us these wonderful recipes. Trish Butler

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Trish! Happy to have you here:)

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  72. OOOOOOOOps I meant your bunny faces and strawberry lemonade scones. I so sorry about that.

    Trish Butler

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  73. I plan on making these for a Bridal Shower this weekend,But how many scones does the recipe make? Just wondering if I'll need to double or triple it.

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    1. Jennifer, This recipe makes from 8-12 scones. Have fun at the shower!

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  74. Just made these & they are delicious! Super fluffy & moist. I used frozen strawberries in place of freeze dried & they still turned out great =)

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    1. Glad they turned out so well and that you liked them, Susie!

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  76. These look incredible! I'm printing your recipe and will be making them as soon as possible. I can hardly wait! Thanks :)
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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  77. I love how this recipe looks. I'm wondering how it will work in a mini scone pan and if I will have to change portions.

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  78. These were delicious; thanks for sharing!

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  79. My ingredient list is cut off on the left side cutting off all the amounts of everything. I would love this recipe it looks wonderful..........help!!!!

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  80. Sorry it's on now thanks

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