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August 18, 2013

Cream Scones with Strawberries


Cream Scone with Strawberries and Whipped Cream
Cream Scone with Strawberries and Whipped Cream


I miss having tea with my mother. From the time I was 10 we would go to tea at one of the fancy hotels in downtown Seattle. They had a full high tea and it was fabulous. We would dress up, eat cucumber sandwiches and talk. After I had a job I paid for my mother and I to stay at the Empress hotel in Victoria (BC) and we had high tea. If you have never been it is a great and beautiful experience and one of the favorite memories I have of my mother. After my mother passed away my aunt sent me the teacups that had been my grandmothers. I keep them in a special cupboard and a couple of times a year I take them out and have tea. Last year my boys joined me and it felt complete, my mother would be smiling. There are certain foods that I always associate with having tea. Tea and scones go hand in hand to me, I love them. I am constantly experimenting with new scone recipes and this week I tried a new recipe for Cream Scones from Martha Stewart Living.
Downtown Huntington, WV From Marshall University Campus
Downtown Huntington, WV From Marshall University Campus

This recipe has 9 ingredients. It takes 30 minutes of total time, 10 minutes of which is active and makes 8 scones. I did make a few changes to the original recipe. First, I always freeze my butter when making scones. It helps to keep the butter from melting while it is being handled and makes for richer scones. Make sure to minimally blend the dough. Just mix until it comes together and hand pat the dough before cutting out the scones. The less you touch the dough, the better the texture and it keeps the butter from melting. I chose to serve half of these scones with cut up strawberries which I tossed with a bit of sugar and real whipped cream.
Downtown Huntington, WV
Downtown Huntington, WV

My two boys loved this recipe. I think they ate 4 of the scones as soon as they came out of the oven. Obviously I did not eat any of them, gluten free scones are just not as delicious. Before anyone disagrees I promise I have tried a ton of recipes, bakeries etc and they just aren't as good as regular flour. These scones were great though and made nice strawberry shortcake. They were also delicious with jam for breakfast.

For the recipe go to Cream Scones.

Cream Scones with Strawberries


Recipe Type: Breakfast
Summary:
A simple cream scones recipe that also make great strawberry shortcake. Only 30 minutes start to finish.
Preparation Time: 0h, 10m
Cooking Time: 0h, 20m
Total Time: 0h, 30m
Yield: Serves 8

36 comments:

  1. What a great twist on strawberry shortcake.

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    1. Thanks :) It worked great as strawberry shortcake!

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  2. Looks delicious! I love everything with strawberry :)

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  3. I am not surprised that your boys ate 4 when they were right out of the oven. I would too! They look delectable!

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    1. Thanks :) My family loved them with and without the strawberries and whipped cream!

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  5. That. Looks. AMAZING!! Yuuuum! :)

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    1. Thanks :) They were a nice treat for my boys!

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  6. These look yummy. I've never had scones before. Now I think I might need to make these. Thanks

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    1. They are a nice for breakfast or tea!

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  7. They look really delicious. I would love to try high tea. We have a tearoom here and I'm thinking about taking my daughter when she's a little older, just a couple more years, maybe for her birthday.

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    1. I bet she would love it, you should definitely take her :)

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  8. Followed you from the Mom's Monday Mingle. This looks delicious! Have an awesome week ahead.

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    1. Thanks, going over to check out your blog now!

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  9. Oh yum, yum, YUM! Strawberries are so in season here, and I do make a mean scone. These look really great. Thanks, Alison

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    1. Strawberries are in season here too, I have a bunch in my garden!

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  10. Looks delicious! And i love the styling too.

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  11. Wow! beautiful post..
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  12. I love scones but have never made my own. This would be great when having pretend tea with Madison and it doesn't take that long to do either. Maybe I could start a tradition like you and your mom. Hope you're having a great week so far. Love the downtown photos of WV.

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    1. They are actually very easy to make, I promise! Thanks for the nice comments on my photos :)

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  13. Mmm, I love scones. My mother and I would have picnics. We would go to the Arboretum and lay out the blankets and everything. When she got too sick, we would have them in the living room.

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    1. I loved going to the arboretum in seattle growing up, it was so pretty!

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  14. That looks yummy! Great breakfast or afternoon tea treat!

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    1. They really were great, my kids loved them!

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  15. How nice that you got to share high tea with your mother...I'm sure they were wonderful times. Your scones with strawberries look delicious.

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    1. They were great times :) Thanks for the nice comments!

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  16. I'm liking this recipe!! Sounds like a lovely time with your mom.

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    1. It was a great time with my mother, it is one of my favorite memories!

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  17. Hi Ann, you should make a post about Tea and post pictures of these beautiful tea cups! I miss having coffee with my mom too...we collected mugs, and while I was living at my parents house we decided to stop for a while because the collection was taking over or cupboard!lol I still have the fortune of have my mom with me, only in a different country so know the feeling of missing someone to some extent. Lovely that your boys are joining you in the High Tea tradition. Oh the scones are out of this world as well. Pinned!

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    1. I should post about the tea cups, they really are beautiful! Thanks for the pin, I really do appreciate it :)

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