Thursday, May 5, 2016

Strawberry Picking + Fresh Scones

I love strawberry season, it always reminds me of the first days of summer.  My mom and I always loved picking berries when I was growing up, and she'd make the best shortcake!  Last year, we found a great little farm to pick blueberries, but I totally forgot how much earlier crops are ready in the South.  When I went to look for strawberry farms in June, they were all already closed for the season.  This year, (thanks to Jacquelyn!!) we found another fantastic farm, this one for strawberries, Wadmalaw Island.  Mike, Erika, her son, and I went right at the peak of the season at the end of April and brought home 10 pounds of strawberries.  
Obviously we made shortcake every night, I added strawberries and pecans to my favorite salad, and every morning has started with a strawberry fruit smoothie.  There are still strawberries left... a lot of them.  Strawberry and lemon is one of my favorite flavor combinations (of yeah, I made strawberry lemonade, too!), so these scones were also made with those delicious berries.  They are so good!
scone dough:
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/3 cup sugar
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1 stick cold, unsalted butter (cut into tiny cubes)
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
egg wash:
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon whole milk
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3/4 cup confectioners sugar

- Preheat oven to 400°.
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and zest.
- Work the small butter cubes into the dry mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk, then add to flour and butter, mixing until just combined.
- Add slices strawberries to dough mixture and pour dough onto floured surface.
- Work dough into 8 inch circle, and using a pizza cutter, slice it into 8 equal pieces.
- Separate scones and place them on a greased cookie sheet.
- Mix together the egg and milk for the wash and brush it over each scone.
- Bake in the oven for 15-16 minutes.
- While the scones are in the oven, combine the lemon juice and confectioners sugar for the glaze.  Wait 15 minutes after scones are out of the oven to drizzle them with glaze.
If you're looking for even more strawberry recipes, here are some of my past favorites: strawberry jam, strawberry mojitos, and chocolate-filled strawberries.


Lauren Honeycutt said...

I love picking strawberries! And those scones look super delicious!!

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

i love picking strawberries! even better when you can freeze a bunch for later. and those scones! yummy!

xoxo cheshire kat

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

We used to go strawberry picking as kids! You scones look fantastic! Thanks for the recipe.


Chesson | Magnolia+Main said...

So many strawberries! You found some great ways to put them to good use though :) Enjoy them!

Julie said...

I have always wanted to go to do this but its hard enough to tear Keith away from the cpu to go apple picking...but he does do that, only once a year though!

Rebecca Jo said...

I live close to an orchard & strawberry festivals are getting ready to kick in.
I've never picked them myself - I'm too indecisive for such things :) haha... but I do love to run to their little mart & pick up some fresh berries ... & maybe their strawberry bread...mmmm....

The Lowcountry Mama said...

Isn't it great there?! I need to go get more before the season is over.. last time we were nearing naptime and had to leave in a hurry ha.

Christina Lea Loves said...

We went strawberry picking last year for the first time and it was the best! These scones look delicious!

Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said...

I love everything about this!! Strawberry picking looks so fun and those scones look super yummy!

Macy V said...

These sounds delicious!! I may have to make them for a quick breakfast for over the weekend.

B @ The Sequin Notebook said...

Strawberries are my very favorite fruit so I'm drooling over these photos...they look amazing!

Missy said...

I love strawberry season! These scones sound amazing! I am pinning for later! xo-Missy

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

I was craving scones so hard the other day. These sound amazing!

Jenn said...

What a fun activity and then you got to use them in something delicious! Genius!! :)

Emily @ Martinis | Bikinis said...

Those are probably the prettiest strawberries i've ever seen. I've never gone strawberry picking but there is a farm about an hour away that I've been meaning to check out.

Unknown said...

These look amazing!!!! So delicious and now I'm googling strawberry picking in my area :)

Erin, Attention to Darling

Jen said...

Oh how I love strawberries, they are my favorite!

Carly Messmer said...

These scones look so good! I loved picking strawberries in Charleston! Last year I made strawberry shortcake with my pickings - loved it!

Alexandra Bee Blog said...

I've never been strawberry picking before, but think it would be so fun! Those scones are beautiful!

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