5.12.2008

I don't know what got into me

This recipe is not like me for 2 reasons:

1) I don't usually like scones, there is something about them that I just don't like. I think it's because the scones I've had in the past have been really dry.
2) Normally I don't eat any sort of baked good with fruit in it; pies, danishes, fruit crisps, you name, I don't like it. There is just something about hot fruit that grosses me out.

For some reason though, when I saw this recipe for Juicy Strawberry Scones, I had to make them. Maybe it's because everything on Good Things Catered looks absolutely delicious? That must be it.

I don't think mine really look like scones, but they are so good. I added extra strawberries because I was afraid it they would be too dry (that was silly, the name of this recipe is Juicy Strawberry Scones.) I also omitted the orange zest because I was out of oranges and didn't know it until it was too late. I think I'm going to make another batch soon, minus some strawberries and with the zest. I can only imagine how amazing they are when the recipe is followed exactly!

Juicy Strawberry Scones
from: Good Things Catered




2 1/4 - 2 1/2 c. all purpose flour (depends on how ripe your strawberries are)
1/4 c. granulated sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick (8 Tbsp) butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1 egg
1/4 c. yogurt
1/4 c. milk
2 tsp orange zest
1 c. fresh strawberries, diced


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment

In small bowl, combine egg, yogurt, milk, zest, whisk to combine thoroughly and set aside. In large bowl combine flour, sugar, powder, salt, and whisk to combine.

Using pastry cutter or two knives, cut butter into flour until all pieces are smaller than pea-sized. Add strawberries, and toss to coat. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix in lightly with fork until dough just comes together.

Turn dough out onto well floured work surface and pat into large ball. Cut dough in half. Shape half of dough into flat disk shape and cut into 8 slices.

Place on baking sheet and repeat with other half of dough. Sprinkle tops of scones with sugar and place in the oven. Bake until turn slightly brown, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool

1 comment:

Katie said...

Oh yay! I'm glad they turned out for you! The look great. Soooo funny you made these when you hate scones and fruit in baked goods. So silly, but very flattering.