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Fresh Strawberry Scones and Homemade Strawberry Milk

We went strawberry picking a few weeks ago and came home with more than a few pounds of strawberries. We have been eating them like crazy and I've made a few strawberry based recipes before I froze the remaining strawberries for smoothies and margaritas. :)



One of the recipes we made was for Strawberry Scones.  I chose this recipe from Annie's Eats because I had all of the ingredients on hand.  They were very yummy and she gave some good advice about only baking a few at a time since the strawberries tend to make the scones soggy after a few hours.  She said to shape all the dough into the scone shapes and freeze what you don't cook immediately.  When you are ready to cook them, you can cook them frozen, but will need to add 5 to 8 minutes to the cooking time.  I did this and they turned out just fine.  Here is the recipe:

Fresh Strawberry Scones

Ingredients:
1 large egg
1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp lemon zest
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
8 tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup diced fresh strawberries

Directions:
1.  In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, yogurt, milk and citrus zest until blended; set aside.

2. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter pieces to the bowl with the dry ingredients and using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the butter into the flour, until the largest butter pieces are the size of small peas.

3. Add the strawberries to the flour mixture and toss to coat. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and gently fold together until a sticky dough has formed. Knead just a few times to ensure that all the dry ingredients are incorporated and the dough is cohesive. If absolutely necessary, add more milk 1 tablespoon at a time to hydrate the remaining dry ingredients.

4. Transfer the dough to a well floured work surface and pat into a disc about 7-8 inches in diameter. Sprinkle lightly with additional sugar. Slice the disc into 8 wedges.

5. Preheat the oven to 425˚ F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Place the shaped scones on the prepared baking sheet and bake until lightly browned on top, about 15 minutes. Let cool a few minutes before serving.

We also made some Homemade Strawberry Milk...  Mmm Mmm, so good!


Freshly Homemade Strawberry Milk
Serves 2

Ingredients:
1 cup strawberries, chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 1/2 cup milk

Directions
In a small pot, heat strawberries, sugar and water until boiling. Let boil for about 10 minutes; mixture will reduce and thicken slightly. Using a mesh strainer, strain the mixture into a small bowl. You can use the leftover strawberries as for toppings or as an ingredient in other recipes.  (I used mine in margaritas and as a topping for my 2 Minute Cupcakes.)  Set the syrup in the fridge to cool down for a few minutes.

Divide the milk in 2 chilled glasses and stir the syrup into the milk until well mixed.  Drink up and enjoy!

I wrote about my Easy Strawberry Shortcake and Easy Strawberry Lemonade last year...

We had a lot of fun picking strawberries, if you have a strawberry picking farm nearby I highly recommend the trip!



We had to sample just a few!


Hello goat!

They were some hungry goats!  We got there early and were the only ones visiting and feeding the goats.


My lil' munchkins are really into whispering secrets...



I love these 2 pictures, they are next on my list to print and frame...



I will be linking up to some of the linky parties listed on this page.


35 comments:

  1. Great recipes, thank you for sharing. Love scones and haven't tried this one before.
    Pat

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  2. Oh I just love strawberries! I am going to have to try these recipes out! Thanks so much for sharing this as well at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  3. Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I am visiting you via the party at Somewhat Simple. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

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  4. Those scones look REALLY good. Lol, once I made my own recipe up for strawberry cookies...edible, but not scrumptious. Maybe I'll try scones next.:)
    Shiloh
    everydaygameplan.net

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  5. Great recipe! I'm going strawberry picking tomorrow! I'm so excited. I love scones so I'm pinning this. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. great blog! visiting from just us four, pinworthy link party.
    i hope you can visit my blog also

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  7. These look delicious! We haven't made it out for strawberry picking yet, but I do have some blueberries calling out to me from the fridge that might be a great substitution. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

    PS--I found you through the Six Sisters linkup! ;)

    Kim @ Little Rays of Sunshine
    morrowsunshine.com

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  8. Your pictures are so pleasant and the scones look delicious. Strawberry picking used to be a tradition in our family...always good to learn new recipes for fresh berries. Thanks.

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  9. The scones look and sound delicious. Love the pictures of the kids...........andi thewednesdaybaker

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  10. I plan to make these scones as soon as we have fresh Michigan strawberries, they look so good!

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  11. Those scones look awesome! I can't wait to try them :)

    I would love it if you would link up at Watch Out, Martha!’s first link up party: Martha Mondays, starting tomorrow! Hope to see you there! (www.watchoutmartha.net )

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  12. Those scones would be great for breakfast! I'd love you to link up this post at Breakfast Ideas Mondays - http://www.yummyinspirations.net/2012/05/breakfast-ideas-mondays-3.html

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  13. Mmmm. I just so happen to have strawberries in my fridge and I just so happen have to make these tonight. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/05/show-your-stuff-22.html

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  15. Oh my goodness! Your pictures are adorable! Your Strawberry Scones look so yummy! Feel free to link up your recipe on my Melt in Your Mouth Monday Blog Hop!

    http://www.makeaheadmealsforbusymoms.com/melt-in-your-mouth-monday-blog-hop-64/

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  16. Yummmm! I love scones and strawberries, so what could be better?! Adorable kids too!

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  17. Wow those look so good! I've been looking for a scone recipe… I think these are baking-worthy:) Thanks for sharing! I found you from the Gunny Sack… New follower!

    http://lacreativitedelafille.blogspot.com/

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  18. Yum! Strawberry scones & strawberry milk- I am in love! I have a recipe linky & would LOVE it if you have the chance to stop by & link up. Thanks for some great recipes!
    http://cookingwithkaryn.blogspot.com

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  19. Hi Jamie,
    Your photo's and little ones are just adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  20. We are so excited to try these scones! They look absolutely delicious! We hope to see you back next week to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks for coming!! -The Sisters

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  21. What a great family activity and a fantastic summer recipe. I wish it weren't raining, that the strawberries would hurry up in the uk and that I could join in. Love it.

    I'd love it if you could share this at my monthly celebration of the outdoors link party! http://craftbotics.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/festival-fever-co-host-week-2.html

    Rosie
    http://craftbotics.blogspot.com

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  22. I will definitely have to try out the scone recipe. It looks so delicious!

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  23. Love the recipe and the goat! I'd love for you to add it on my link party at: http://printabelle.com/?p=3188 Thanks!

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  24. Those scones look delicious! I totally have to try this recipe. Oh, and I love the berry picking pictures

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  25. I was just thinking about strawberry scones..these looking amazing! I cannot wait to go strawberry picking this weekend (our mothers day tradition!)

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  26. Oh, how delicious. My little one was just asking to make some scones so maybe we will try your recipe. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you are having a wonderful week!

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  27. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a very special week end and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  28. Featuring your yummy-looking scones on Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL today! : )

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  29. Just wanted to let you know we tried your scone recipe today (with a few adjustments). I will be posting about it and featuring yours next week, but will pin it and share on FB and Google+ today. Thank you again!!

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  30. So glad to find this recipe during strawberry season... I'm betting that the yogurt makes these scones moisture than most. Please share this recipe on my foodie friday party today.

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  31. These scones looks really fresh and delicious. I make a lot of scones and am always looking for new recipes. I will try this one!

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  32. Congratulations!! You are featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! This recipe sounds delicious and knowing that you can freeze the dough for future use is really helpful when cooking for one or two! Great photos! I hope you will stop by and grab a Featured Button from the Button Box on the sidebar. Can’t wait to see what other projects you’ve been working on — hope you will link again soon!

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  33. That scone looks amazing! I'd love to pop it right out of the computer screen for an afternoon snack.

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  34. Hello Jamie, It is my pleasure to feature your wonderful scone recipe AND your clothespin caterpillars in my Fabulous Friday Favorites post tonight. Thank you so much for linking up & please feel to take an "I Was Featured" button if you like. Hope to see you again next Friday!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  35. These scones are yummy and I got asked for the recipe by several people. I used white wheat flour an fat free half an half and they were great. This morning I switched it up since I didn't have strawberries and used 1/2 c mini chocolate chips and replaced the zest with vanilla. I hope they taste as good!

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