My idea of Heaven is a hot steaming cup of coffee served with a sweet and flaky scone! These lemon strawberry scones are perfection! They are sweet and tangy and buttery too!
Serve these scones as a breakfast treat for afternoon tea are for dessert at the end of the day. No matter when they are served will be fully enjoyed!
When my kids were little, one of our favorite things to do was to have tea parties. We would arrange a time and place with friends. The moms would make special treats like scones, cucumber sandwiches, tea cookies, and mini cupcakes. We would all wear fancy dresses and hats (gloves optional).
Despite the dresses and hats, the tea parties weren’t formal affairs. It’s hard to be too formal when you are slurping tea with 5-year-olds. The tea parties were a way to change up our daily routines and they were an excellent excuse to bake mini treats!
The scones (chocolate chip) were usually the first thing to disappear!
What Are Scones
A scone is an English baked good that is slightly sweet and made with flour and baking powder and baked on a sheet pan.
Scones are similar to biscuits but rather than having a flakey texture, they have a soft, crumbly texture.
Sometimes scones can be shaped like these chocolate chip scones, but most often they are baked in in a circle and are sliced into wedges. They can be served glazed or unglazed.
How To Make Lemon Strawberry Sones
I love the flavor of sweet strawberries and tangy lemon. This Lemon Cake Roll has the perfect flavor; sweet and tart. Both flavors worked nicely in these scones as well!
To start this recipe, in a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. At this point, you want to cut in cold butter. I like to cut my butter into cubes. Smaller cubes make it easier to work the butter into the flour.
Use two forks or a pastry cutter to work in the butter. The butter is ready when it looks like small pebbles.
The key to good scones is to avoid overworking the dough and keep from touching butter too much with your hands. The warmth from your fingers will soften the butter. Cold butter will help keep the scones light and crumbly!
In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, Greek yogurt, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.just until combined. Gently fold in chopped fresh strawberries.
Brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.
Use a baking mat to press the dough (lightly and gently) into a circle. With a floured knife cut the dough into wedges.
The scones will take about 20 minutes to bake up nice and golden.
If the scones have cooled, you can drizzle them with a simple powdered sugar glaze.
Can Scones Be Made Without Butter?
Yes, scones can be made without butter, however, you do need some sort of fat. Heavy cream can be used with recipes made without butter. The fat from heavy cream will help make fluffy scones.
What To Serve With Scones
Traditionally, scones are served with lemon curd, jam or clotted cream. Of course, serve your scones with tea, coffee, or anything else you desire.
Can Scones Be Frozen?
Scones freeze remarkably well. Once the scones have cooled completely, arrange them in an even layer in a sealed container. Scones can be frozen for up to 3 months.
How To Reheat Scones
Scones can be placed in a lightly heated oven and warmed for 5-10 minutes. Scones can also be microwaved, but the texture might be altered slightly.
Scones can be made in many different ways. I’ve made orange-scented chocolate chip scones, and maple glazed butterscotch scones with great success. You can leave scones plan or add dried fruit, other fresh fruit like blueberries. Scones can be flavored with just lemon or vanilla too.
But don’t think scones have to be sweet, scones can be savory as well! Try adding herbs and cheeses to create mouthwatering savory versions!
- 2 cups flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 6 tablespoons cold butter
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- ⅓ cup lemon Greek yogurt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup freshly chopped strawberries
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- Demura sugar (optional)
- For the Glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon softened butter
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder.
- Add cold butter. Using two forks or a pastry cutter, work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles small pebbles.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, yogurt, vanilla, lemon zest, and juice.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, and mix just until combined.
- Fold chopped strawberries.
- With floured hands, press the dough onto a baking mat and form a large circle. Carefully not to work the dough too much with your hands as the warmth from your fingers will soften the butter.
- Carefully cut the scones into wedges with a knife or a pizza cutter that has been dipped in flour.
- Brush the tops of the scones with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake the scones for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Allow them to cool completely.
- To make the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon juice and butter until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled scones.
If the dough is too crumbly, add lemon juice, cream, or water a tablespoon at a time until the dough comes together.