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Fresh Strawberry Scones and Homemade Strawberry Milk

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Fresh Strawberry Scones with Vanilla Glaze are buttery, tender, delicious, and perfect for any occasion, whether you’re serving them for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert. The amazing homemade scones are topped with a sweet vanilla glaze, making them over the top irresistible.

Your family will love them!

strawberry scone recipe

Nothing tastes better than Fresh Strawberry Scones with Vanilla Glaze straight from the oven. Tart yet slightly sweet, these scones pair well with a steaming cup of coffee or tea.

Fresh Strawberry Scones are light and tender with just the right amount of sugariness to satisfy any sweet tooth. Bursting with fresh strawberries, these scones are a nice light treat any time of day.

Why You Should Make This Strawberry Scone Recipe

  • Easy to make – I’ll admit I have always been intimidated to make scones. I worried I just wouldn’t get the dough right. Now I can honestly say it is quite easy to make scones from scratch. Make this recipe, and you’ll see for yourself.
  • No need for extensive kneading or rising – This scone recipe comes together easily in just a few steps. No need to let the dough rise or knead it extensively.
  • Great summertime recipe  – If you’ve got access to fresh local strawberries, this recipe is a perfect way to use them.

Ingredients + Tips for the best Strawberry Scones

  • Strawberries | Fresh strawberries that are not too ripe are perfect for this recipe, but in a pinch, you can use frozen. Add the strawberries to the mixture while frozen – do not thaw first. 
  • All-purpose flour | All-purpose flour produces a higher-rising scone that holds its shape. 
  • Sugar | White granulated sugar is what is recommended in this recipe. (Sugar adds sweetness (of course), but also helps tenderize the scone, and adds to the golden brown color when cooked.)
  • Baking powder | Baking powder allows the scones to rise ever so slightly.
  • Butter | Cold, unsalted butter works well, but if you only have salted, that will also work.
  • One egg | You’ll need just one egg at room temperature to bind the dough in this scone recipe.
  • Yogurt | Plain or vanilla yogurt will work well. If you don’t have any yogurt, you can also use sour cream.
  • Milk | Any kind of milk will work in this recipe. Higher fat milk will result in a more tender scone.
  • Lemon zest | Fresh lemon zest adds a nice fresh brightness to the dough. If you don’t have lemon, you can sub it with another citrus fruit or just leave it out.
  • Salt | Regular table salt works well, or any salt will work just make sure it is finely ground.

How To Make Strawberry Scones, Step by Step

  1. Preheat the oven to 425˚ F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, yogurt, milk, and lemon zest until blended; set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 has come together.
  5. If necessary, add more milk one tablespoon at a time to hydrate the remaining dry ingredients.
  6. Transfer the dough to a well-floured work surface and pat it into a disc about 7-8 inches in diameter. Sprinkle lightly with additional sugar. Slice the disc into eight wedges.
  7. Place the shaped scones on the prepared baking sheet and bake until lightly browned on top, about 15 minutes.
  8. Let scones cool before adding glaze.

How to Make Vanilla Glaze

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla.
  2. Spoon over the cooled scones and serve.

Recipe Tips

  • Make sure your butter is very cold. Use your hands to blend the dough thoroughly.
  • The dough will be sticky, so sprinkle flour on your work surface.
  • Depending on the “juiciness” of your strawberries, you may need to add up to 1/4 cup more flour OR a tablespoon or 2 of milk.
  • If preferred, before cutting and baking, separate the dough into two discs to get 16 smaller scones instead of 8 large.
  • Allow scones to cool completely before drizzling with glaze.

One thing to keep in mind: strawberries are a very wet fruit and have the tendency to make the scones soggy after a few hours.

One suggestion to help avoid soggy scones is to shape the dough into scones, cook the number of scones you want and freeze the leftover dough!   

When you are ready to bake the rest of the scones, you can either defrost the dough first or you can cook them from frozen. To cook from frozen, you will need to add about 5 to 8 minutes to the cooking time. (I’ll admit, this is never a problem in our house, treats are typically gone within the day!)

FAQs

What is the secret to making good scones?

  1. Use cold ingredients and keep the scones as cold as possible until they are ready to go into the oven. This will make them rise better.
  2. Make sure your oven reaches the correct temperature before putting the scones in.
  3. Lastly, make sure your fruit is not too moist.

Do I need to use the vanilla glaze?

To glaze or not is really a personal preference. We like our scones with glaze as it adds a level of moisture and sweetness. You can always brush the scones with an egg wash instead.

How do I store scones?

Scones can be stored in an air-tight container on the kitchen counter for a day or two, but are best stored in the fridge and can last up to a week.

You can also place uneaten scones in the freezer. Pop in the toaster oven to thaw and eat. The toaster will help crisp up the dough.

How should scones be served?

You can serve these scones warm or at room temperature. I find it difficult to wait for them to cool down so we end up eating them straight from the oven.

Variations of Strawberry Scones

  • Use a different fruit. Raspberries or blueberries are great options. Or use a mix of berries.
  • Add white or dark chocolate chips.
  • Drizzle with a chocolate glaze instead of a vanilla glaze.
  • Make a savory scone with scallions, chives and cheddar cheese. Or better yet add some bacon chunks for a real savory treat.
  • Use jam or jelly if fresh berries are unavailable.

Looking for more strawberry inspired recipes? Try this Easy Strawberry Jam, Homemade Strawberry Sherbet or Strawberry Ice Cream Cake.

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strawberry scone recipe

Fresh Strawberry Scones with Vanilla Glaze

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 scones
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: oven

Description

Fresh Strawberry Scones with Vanilla Glaze are buttery, tender, delicious, and perfect for any occasion, whether you’re serving them for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert. The amazing homemade scones are topped with a sweet vanilla glaze, making them over the top irresistible.


Ingredients

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For the scones:

  • 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

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

 Scones:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425˚ F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, yogurt, milk, and lemon zest until blended; set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 has come together.
  5. If necessary, add more milk one tablespoon at a time to hydrate the remaining dry ingredients.
  6. Transfer the dough to a well-floured work surface and pat it into a disc about 7-8 inches in diameter. Sprinkle lightly with additional sugar. Slice the disc into eight wedges.
  7. Place the shaped scones on the prepared baking sheet and bake until lightly browned on top, about 15 minutes.
  8. Let scones cool before adding glaze.

Glaze:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla.
  2. Spoon over the cooled scones and serve.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!!

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

  8. 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

  9. 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!