Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Strawberry Scones

Mother's Day is just about here and many of us struggle to find a gift suitable for paying tribute to Mom and all she has done for us. How about giving her the gift of food? Nothing beats fresh-baked scones for breakfast in bed. Or make them the star feature of a Mother's Day brunch. If you're a mom yourself, consider handing the recipe off to your husband or teenage kids.

I added strawberries and almond extract to this recipe to make these scones more festive than a regular everyday scone.

I recommend putting Ray LaMontagne or Ryan Adams on the iPod while you mix up these tasty treats. Enjoy them warm from the oven with a cup of tea. Scones are always best the day they are baked, so eat up!

These scones were tested and approved by my mother this past weekend. Mind you, she likes anything that I make. That's what moms do.

Any other ideas for making Mom's day special?

Strawberry Scones

by Joann MacDonald
Keywords: bake bread breakfast dessert snack vegan vegetarian strawberries tea party scones
Ingredients (12 scones)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (I use light spelt)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance shortening
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced

Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.

Add the shortening, milk and almond extract and stir or mix with your hands until just mixed.

Gently fold in strawberries.

Separate dough into two. On a floured surface, flatten each piece of dough into a round about 1-inch thick. Sprinkle with sugar. Cut each round into 6 wedges.

Place scones on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper or lightly greased. Make sure to separate them by 2 inches, because they will spread out.

Bake for about 12 minutes until scones are golden.

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  1. They look yummy!

  2. hi! Oh my gooooodness those loook good. Mail them to me k?

  3. Delicious - and just love your music to bake by recommendation.

    Hope you are having a wonderful week.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

  4. I have never made scones - I think I should!!

  5. I so love looking at what you ate! It looks so good. Twice this week, my daughter has made lunch for us...putting on an apron and making the settings pretty and the presentation appealing. It makes such a huge difference (over something thrown in a bowl and eaten in a hurry). Thanks for sharing...I'm always inspired. Lynaea @

  6. Oh yummy! I love scones. Maybe I can drop a hint or 2? Although Brian will probably go get doughnuts and call it breakfast for mother's day :)

  7. Best looking scones I've seen for a while!

  8. I love scones, I am going to try this out!I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me back! Have a great day,Nicole

  9. That looks so tasty, I have to try it myself :) x

  10. I can't wait to make these. And I will have no problem listening to Ray Lamontagne, he always seems to be at top of my playlists :)