Lemon Scones with Strawberry Glaze

Lemon Scones with Strawberry GlazeFluffy and light, extra lemony scones drizzled with the most perfect fresh strawberry glaze.  These Lemon Scones with Strawberry Glaze are the perfect pick-me-up in the morning! 

I always feel like I’m trying to give up on my first love.  Coffee.  It’s hard guys.  That smell of fresh brewed coffee with my favorite creamer…I’m done.  Even though you mess with my skin and give me the jitters, I just can’t quit you! Whenever I’m on that “down with coffee” kick, I always reach for my second favorite hot drink.  The good ‘ole Earl Grey standby.  With cream of course.  I’ve been trying all sorts of teas lately so I’ve been feeling totally British.

Lemon Scones with Strawberry GlazeSo what goes best with a nice cup of tea?  These Lemon Scones with Strawberry Glaze of course!  I know you saw that coming.  So if you want to feel perfectly British, grab your favorite tea and make these scones.  They’re incredibly tender and have the perfect lemon bite to them.  My favorite part is that crunchy top from the sprinkle of sugar right before baking.

Lemon Scones with Strawberry Glaze
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
Lemon Scones
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick of cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • ⅓ cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ¾ cup plus 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
Strawberry Glaze
  • 2 cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Finely Chopped Strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon milk
Instructions
Lemon Scones
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. With your mixer, combine the flour, butter, sugar, baking powder and salt until it resembles wet sand.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the ¾ cup of cream, 2 eggs, lemon zest and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the cream mixture to the flour mixture until just incorporated.
  5. Take the dough out of the bowl and form into a flat disc about 8 inches across and 1½ inches thick. Using a large knife, cut into 8 wedges and transfer to the parchment paper.
  6. Make an egg wash with an egg and the 3 tablespoons of cream and brush the tops. Sprinkle a generous amount of sugar.
  7. Bake for 40-50 minutes until the tops are golden brown.
Strawberry Glaze
  1. In a food processor combine all ingredients into the glaze. Add more sugar for a thicker glaze. Drizzle on top of scones.
Notes
Adapted from Martha Stewart

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I’m not gonna lie.  I think my husband “put a ring on it” because I can bake an amazing key lime pie.  I’m not going to say it’s the only reason he married me, but I’m pretty sure it’s in his top five reasons he loves me.  It surely is his weakness.  He can’t really handle acidic foods like tomatoes, lemons, and oranges, so you could probably say it’s his Kryptonite.  I’ve always loved strawberry combined with lime so this cupcake is the perfect marriage of sour and sweet.

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Strawberry Shortcake Bundt With Fresh Lemon Curd

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For ten years I have never had a weekend off from work.  My Mondays always started on Wednesday and my Friday was Sunday.  Confusing right?  I’ve worked in hospitality for as long as I can remember so I was quite used to it.  That was my life.  Even when the kids came along nothing changed with my schedule. Chris and I both work, so we pretty much tagged each other into the ring. Like a crazy wrestling match.  The only time our clan is all together in the same house at the same time (and awake), is for a few hours.

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Until recently…I snagged a job at Disney World (pretty cool huh?). My new schedule allows me to pick at least one day off during the weekend.  So now, for the first time in 10 years I have Sundays off with my family!  I’m loving it!  I’m beginning to really see how important it is to spend time as a family and just be together.  Last Sunday we decided to splurge and head to the local flea market, dramatically called “Flea World”.  Extravagant, I know.  My husband likes to plunder for used cd’s while I hit the dishes, antiques, and bake ware.  That day I snagged some cute baby bundt cake pans.  I finally put them to use with this dreamy Strawberry Shortcake Bundt.  I had some fresh lemon curd I made earlier in the week and drizzled it all over the finished cakes, and topped them with some strawberry buttercream frosting.  I see you drooling 🙂

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Strawberry Shortcake Bundt With Fresh Lemon Curd
 
Ingredients
Strawberry Shortcake Bundt
  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 2-½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 4 large eggs, Room Temperature
  • 1 cup milk, Room Temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1½ cups chopped strawberries
Instructions
Strawberry Shortcake Bundt
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt)
  3. In your mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time mixing each one well into the batter.
  5. On low speed, mix the flour and milk alternating between each one. Start and end with flour.
  6. Mix in vanilla until just blended.
  7. Fold in strawberries.
  8. Pour into greased mini bundt pan ⅔ full and bake for about 15-20 minutes. Check with a toothpick to see if they're done.

Here are my favorite strawberry cupcakes:

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Strawberry Cupcakes With Mascarpone & Basil Sugar

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strawberry cupcakes 3

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