Usually I’m a cereal or yogurt and granola kind of girl, but I was really craving something special for breakfast, and so I made these Dreamy Strawberries & Cream Scones. And they really are dreamy!
Have you ever made scones before? Scones can seem a little bit intimidating, but they are really not too complicated. I’ve heard a lot of complaints about them tending to be dry. I loosely based these scones on Smitten Kitchen’s Dreamy Cream Scones, and I love them because they are anything but dry! Here’s the scoop on making scones – basically just cut butter into your dry ingredients, add some cream, and bring it all together into a ball of dough. From there you form it into a flat disk, cut it into wedges and bake. You don’t even have to use a mixer or rolling pin. You do have to be willing to get your hands messy – this dough is on the sticky side. But sticky dough equals moist scones… And you don’t have to worry about forming perfect little triangles. Rustic is good here. No two should look exactly alike!
I tried substituting some plain nonfat Greek yogurt for half of the heavy cream the original recipe calls for, and I loved the results. These scones are very tender, soft, and moist. I’m sure we aren’t really worrying about silly little things like calories and fat when it comes to scones, but every little bit helps right?
And why not add a pretty pink strawberry drizzle! So girly and fun. The little bits of strawberry throughout the scone are so yummy.
Here’s one more little tip for you. Most of the baked goods I share here easily keep for a few days, but these are really best eaten the same day due to the moisture from the fresh strawberries. They likely won’t stick around very long anyway!
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Dreamy Strawberries & Cream Scones
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 14 minutes
- Total Time: 44 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Take a break from your usual breakfast and treat yourself to these moist, tender scones with a pretty pink strawberry drizzle!
For the Scones
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons cubed butter, very cold
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3/4 cup chopped strawberries (small pieces)
- 1 tablespoon ice water
For the Icing
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons strawberry jelly
- water by the teaspoon to reach desired consistency
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt and heavy cream until smooth. Set aside.
- Add very cold butter (sometimes I freeze it for a few minutes after cubing) to the flour mixture and cut it in with a pastry cutter until you have pea sized flour covered lumps of butter.
- Add the strawberries and cream/yogurt mixture and mix with a wooden spoon to incorporate. Then use clean hands to bring the crumbs together into a dough ball gently so that the strawberries don’t get too mashed up. Knead gently, but work as quickly as possible so that the warmth of your hands doesn’t melt your little pieces of butter.
- If you feel like your dough is still to crumbly to hold together, you may need to add a tablespoon of two of ice cold water.
- Put the dough on a floured work surface and pat it into a round disk about 10 inches in diameter. Cut into quarters, and then each quarter in half for eight wedges.
- Transfer each wedge onto a parchment paper lined or greased baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes. The tops will be lightly browned.
- Transfer the scones to a cooling rack.
For the Icing
- In a small bowl, whisk powdered sugar and heavy cream together. Add the jelly and whisk. You may add a small amount of pink food coloring if desired. If icing is too stiff, you can add water 1 teaspoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached. I like mine to be the same consistency as toothpaste.
- Spoon the icing into a small plastic bag, and cut a very small tip of the corner off. Drizzle onto cooled scones.
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
- Serving Size: 1 Scone
- Calories: 336
- Sugar: 22g
- Sodium: 384mg
- Fat: 14g
- Saturated Fat: 8.9g
- Unsaturated Fat: 4.3g
- Trans Fat: 0.5g
- Carbohydrates: 48g
- Fiber: 1.2g
- Protein: 5.4g
- Cholesterol: 41mg
Keywords: strawberries & cream scones, strawberry scones, strawberry icing, scones
Chloe @ foodlikecake says
These scones look to die for! Pinned 🙂
Thanks Chloe! I had fun with these :0)
I’d love one of these for breakfast!
Thanks Dina! I’m kind of sad they are gone now and I’m back to cereal!
I’ve never made scones before for the same reasons you’ve mentioned. You make it seem so easy! And I LOVE your healthier twist. Pinning!! There’s always a first time for everything. I shall be making these very.very soon. THank you, Julie, for the inspiration ;).
Min, hope you have fun making these and love them as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by!
These are look amazing! Pinned for later… but probably pretty soon. 🙂
Thanks so much Melanie. Hope you get a chance to try them!
Karen @ The Food Charlatan says
I used to be a scone hater. I don’t know what I was thinking!! Love them now, and love this strawberry version!
Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen says
Hello Julie! I’m new to your blog and just wanted to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed taking a look around. So many delicious things here! These scones are so pretty and the texture looks perfect. Just lovely 🙂
Thank you for your kind words Valerie! So glad you found me.
Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes says
I love that you subbed in Greek yogurt for the cream. They look so beautiful and your photos are stunning. Pinning for sure!
Thank you Katie 🙂
Surya-Patricia Lane Hood says
The secret to making scones so that they aren’t dry and hard as a rock is keeping the butter cold.Forming them is going to warm up the butter; If it starts to warm up even a tiny bit, pop the ingredients into the freezer for a minute or so. The scones will come out delicious and easy to eat.
Great tip! Thanks for sharing it here!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
These scones really are dreamy! I LOVE strawberry scones but have never tried this recipe before. Can’t wait to try it!
My daughters and I had some fun in the kitchen making these today! They are amazing! I love scones and this has just become one of my favorite recipes. Thank you for sharing it! I just have one question. Did the preserves that you used have any chunks? I had to remove them from my icing. Do you remember what kind of preserves you used? Thanks again! 🙂
Marisha, I’m so glad you had fun with your daughters this morning and that you enjoyed the scones. To answer your question about the preserves: I think I really should have listed that ingredient as “jelly” instead. The one I used is labeled a “spread” but I think jelly rather than preserves describes it better. Thanks for pointing that out – I updated the recipe.
Thank you so much for this recipe! I made these for our March of Dimes Fubdraiser Bakesale today at work and these beauties were the first to sell out! Lucky for me, I tried one at home before taking them in and OMG, I loved everything about these scones! So again, thank you for sharing 🙂
Pauline, I’m so glad they turned out well and were the first to sell! Thanks for your comment!
Sandra Young says
Made these tonight for dessert (my grandson who’s 2 wanted “biscuits 😊) I drizzled them with some light Coco chocolate I had leftover from dipping strawberries and they were amazing…Easy to make. Hubby had his with a side of ice cream.
Thanks for posting the recipe.
LEE R says
CAN SOUR CREAM BEUSED INSTEAD OF YOGURT?
Yes, you can use sour cream instead of Greek yogurt.