Fresh California Strawberry Scones

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Strawberry Scones
Strawberry Scone

Beep. Beep. Beep.
Bang {hitting the snooze button}.
Beep. Beep. Beep.

It's about 4:45 am on Monday morning and while listening to NPR's Morning Edition, I flip on the laptop.

When I look at my Google Reader, Irene's Confessions of a Tart Strawberry Scone pop out at me. I mean, arms coming out of the computer shaking you awake in the morning and screaming, "Make these now!"

Strawberry Scones
Luckily, I went to the farmer's market this weekend and picked up these lovely California grown strawberries.

Irene received her recipe from a friend and it's totally a winner!

I used 90% cream and a little buttermilk (because I ran out of cream!). I shaped mine in two small rounds and got 16 scones. I brought them to the library and they were gone in a flash.

Strawberry Scones
When you hear the Beep. Beep. Beep. of your alarm, get up and make some scones!

Thanks Irene for a great recipe! For the recipe and way, way better photos (including step-by-step photos) go to Irene's awesome blog: Confessions of a Tart - Strawberry Scone
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Pearl said... [Reply to comment]

what a delightful way to start a morning - both for the baker and the eater :D

Finla said... [Reply to comment]

I think i like more this scon with strawberries than the plain ones.
Looks yumm.

Heather S-G said... [Reply to comment]

What I wouldn't give to have one of these RIGHT NOW!!! They look amazing.

Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

Is it all right if I just stay asleep and DREAM of these gorgeous things? No. OK, I'll bake them. Seriously, though, I haven't always been happy with the baked goods I've made (muffins, quick bread) using I'm looking forward to trying these. And I love scones!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said... [Reply to comment]

These scones look extremely scrumptious! A deélightful treat!



Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

Those are some beautiful scones to start the day with :)

Queen B. said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my gosh, who doesn't love a great scone ! Woohoo...these look fabby and I really have to make them. Sooon !!

Karen Brown Letarte said... [Reply to comment]

I love scones, and that's exactly how I make them-- with heavy cream. They are so easy and so delicious!! Yours are gorgeous with the fresh strawberries! I'm not surprised they got gobbled up right away at the Library. :) K

Donna-FFW said... [Reply to comment]

Oh My! Going on my list of things to do with strawberries this year!!

Mary | Deep South Dish said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my gosh. Those look SO good ... I absolutely must make them!

We have Louisiana strawberries here - big, juicy and so sweet. Local is always best, isn't it?

Thanks for sharing.


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Yes, I am on a scone kick too!

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

These look wonderful. I don't think I will be making them at 4:45am but I will make them soon. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

p.s. come over and photograph my food. I hate doing it.

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

Mary, I need one of those delicious looking scones to go with my coffee this morning --- YUM!

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

Mmmm scones. These look so delicious and light.

Mumsy said... [Reply to comment]

Dang. I just ate all my strawberries yesterday. Guess I'll have to buy more. :)

They look fantastic.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, you are an early riser! Those scones look marvelous.

Irene said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my gosh, these look so beautiful! They are actually jumping out at me right now. Too bad I'm in the office, lol. I am so so glad Fumie's recipe worked for you as well! It was definitely given to me with love.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Those look absolutely wonderful! I love scones and I love strawberries. YUM.

Although, the one time I tried to make fresh strawberry scones, the strawberries were to waterey and I didn't end up with a great texture. What did you do to avoid the water issue?

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

I just finished the last of my strawberries from this week with breakfast this morning. Guess I will have to get more to make these ASAP.

How To Eat A Cupcake said... [Reply to comment]

I've never made scones, ever! But I bet this would be a good place to start! They look super delicious! :D

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

Strawberries are on sale! I can't wait try these scones!

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

These look very good!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

What were you doing up at 4:45 in the morning?

Well, the obvious answer is making scones - which is a perfectly good reason to be awake!

luvlyloops said... [Reply to comment]

My gosh were those scones so delicious! They were so soft and unbelievably fresh! My gosh I thought I was in heaven. Thanks so much.

Mary Jo said... [Reply to comment]

i love strawberries and i love scones...i've got to make these!

Susan C said... [Reply to comment]

These are so lovely. I'd never heard of using fresh strawberries (or any fresh fruit, for that matter) in a scone.

Kerstin said... [Reply to comment]

They look incredible!

Cindy said... [Reply to comment]

These look delicious, and we're just starting to get good CA strawberries at my produce market. They're on the list!

J.L. Danger said... [Reply to comment]

What the heck Mary? You baked FRESH SCONES at four thirty in the MORNING.


(but really, I am just totally jealous!)

Elyse said... [Reply to comment]

I was eying this on Irene's blog, too!! Your scones turned out so beautifully. They look delicate, crumby, but with a tender chewiness. I, too, just picked up some CA strawberries from the market (today, actually...and I had to carry them home on the train from San Fran to Berkeley, adn they were smelling soooo delicious). I need to definitely make these scones!

April said... [Reply to comment]

Must.make. I tried to make strawberry scones last year and failed miserably. I'll going to try this recipe, they just look so good!

Jaime said... [Reply to comment]

mmmm those look perfect for breakfast!

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