Gardening is something you learn by doing---and by making mistakes....
Like Cooking, Gardening is a constant process of experimentation, repeating the successes and throwing out the failures.
Carol Stocker

Monday, April 11, 2011

Strawberry Scones

Why is it that whenever I give the kitchen a good cleaning I have the uncontrollable urge to bake something and mess it up again?....I'm pretty sure it's pathological!  Well, at least I got some tasty scones out of it.

Strawberry Scones
1 cup Strawberries, cut up in small pieces
2 cups Flour
3 tbs Sugar, plus 1 tsp
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
6 tbs Butter, slightly softened
3/4 cup Buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400°F, lightly grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.

Wash and cut strawberries into small pieces.  Add 1 tsp Sugar and stir, set aside.
In a bowl combine flour, 3 tbp sugar, baking powder and salt.  Add the butter, cut with a pastry knife or two knives until dough is crumbly.  Stir in strawberries and add buttermilk, gently mix until dough holds together.
Turn dough onto a floured surface.  Gently knead until all dry ingredients are incorporated, do not over work the dough.  Add flour if dough gets sticky.
Form dough into a round shape about 3/4 of an inch thick.  Cut dough into 6 to 8 wedges.
Transfer wedges onto prepared cookie sheet, place at least a 1/2 inch apart.
Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes.  Sprinkle each wedge with a little sugar and continue cooking for another 5-10 minutes, until lightly browned.  Cool on wire wrack.

Ready to mix
Add Strawberries

Adding Buttermilk
Pat to 3/4 inch thick

Ready for Oven

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