Sunday, June 20

Fresh Strawberry and Lime Cream Scones with Lime Glaze

strawberry love

Happiness is a glossy, cherry red, heart-shaped strawberry.

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Elation is a Fresh Strawberry and Lime Cream Scone with Lime Glaze.

How do you feel now?

Fresh Strawberry and Lime Cream Scones with Lime Glaze
Makes 8 large or 10-12 small scones
Print recipe only here.

If you've never paired strawberries and lime, then get ready for a delicious surprise. The tangy lime enhances the strawberries' sweetness and makes the glaze a mouth-tingling treat!

Scones:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
2 large eggs
3/4 cup heavy cream
The zest of 1 small lime (about 1 tablespoon
The juice of 1/2 small lime (about 2 teaspoons)
3/4 cup fresh strawberries, cut into small pieces

Egg Wash:
1 egg, lightly beaten OR 1 egg mixed with 1 teaspoon milk, lightly beaten

Glaze:
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon lime zest lemon zest (1/2 teaspoon if you'd like a less pronounced lime flavor)
2 teaspoons lime juice (1 teaspoon if you'd like a less pronounced lime flavor)
a few drops of milk as needed

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place oven racks in top and bottom thirds of the oven. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and stir.

3. Cut the butter into small pieces, and add to the flour mixture. Mix with a pastry blender or fork, until a coarse meal forms with tiny pea-sized butter pieces.

4. Whisk eggs and heavy cream in a small bowl. Stir in zest and juice. Add to the flour and butter mixture. Begin to gently mix with a spatula. Add the strawberries. Mix until just combined. (It's OK if a few berries bleed.) Do not over mix, or the dough will become leaden.

5. Using a floured surface, shape the dough into 1 large or 2 small disks, about 1/2-inch thick. With a wet knife (to make slicing easier) cut the dough into triangular shaped scones. Place scones on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Brush scones with egg wash.

7. Bake scones for 15 minutes, rotating pans mid-way through, or until puffed and golden; transfer to a rack to cool. Cool completely before glazing.

8. For the glaze: Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. The glaze should cling to the back of a spoon. For easy clean up, place a sheet of parchment paper underneath the wire rack before glazing the scones. Drizzle glaze over scones. Cool completely until the glaze hardens.

Looking for more strawberry recipes? Then check out my Strawberries 101 post. You'll find several sweet and savory strawberry recipes as well as everything you need to know about selecting, storing, and eating strawberries.

You might also like these breakfast treats featuring strawberries:
Baked Strawberry Pancakes recipe from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen
Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe from Gluten-Free Goddess
Whole Grain Protein Waffles with Strawberry Banana Compote recipe from Good Things Catered

34 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Awesome combo! Those scones are to die for!

Cheers,

Rosa

Lora said...

love this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Perfect -- we're just into the height of strawberry season here in RI!

.agatka. said...

It is absolutely the most beautifull strawberry I'v ever seen!

best
agata

Margot said...

Beautiful! I wish we had strawberries this size here! :) I just got some local straws recently and they are size of cherries...

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

These sound like the most delicious and intriguing scones I have ever heard of. Would love to try these!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

That is one humongous strawberry. If the scones are as delicious as the photo, I'd like two please.

Anonymous said...

We don't have strawberries that look like that in Vermont. But that won't stop me from trying those scones. They sound great!

Patricia Scarpin said...

I love it when I see recipes with limes - they're so abundant here, Susan!
And the strawberries are at their peak, too - lovely recipe!

Unplanned Cooking said...

That is such a beautiful picture of a strawberry! And yum scones - great to start the day (with coffee of course).

bellini valli said...

Strawberries are in season and I am definitely doing my best to consume as many and in as many different ways as possible before they are gone.

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

This sounds and looks great!

Carmen

lisaiscooking said...

Scones are my weakness. Ok, one of many, but I love scones. Lime with strawberries sounds great too.

Lynda said...

I'm always looking for ways to use my favorite strawberries. Your scones are amazing looking, and so is that huge strawberrie!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

rosa-Wow! Thanks a bunch!

lora-You're so welcome.

lydia-June in RI is so lovely.

agatka-Me too! :)

margot-We are lucky (and a little spoiled).

jessica-You just made my day!

linda-Two go down prettily easily. Trust me. ;)

anonymous-Good! I'm glad to hear it!

patricia-Do you know I always think of you when I bake with limes? Seriously!

unplanned cooking-Thanks so much!

val-'Atta girl! ;)

camen-Thank you!

lisa-The strawberries and lime really play off of each other well.

lynda-Well, I hope you try this recipe because it's really a winner. I promise!

Joanne said...

And to think, all this time I thought happiness was a warm gun. Someone should tell the Beatles.

These look delicious. I've been loving fresh fruit-filled treats lately.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I love strawberries and I love scones so these look great to me. I have made scones with dried strawberries before, but never fresh and I love the idea of experimenting with fresh ones. I think the lime must be really good in them.

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Yum - strawberries and lime! When I made gelato the other day and squeezed a bit of lemon in the mix, it really brightened the flavors. I bet lime would be such a delicious surprise! I love it with other berries. These look delicious.

Deeba PAB said...

Truly delightful scones Susan. Refreshing & perfect! They do spell happiness!

Anonymous said...

With strawberries, don't confuse size with taste. The giant berry seen here looks like it could be a Camarosa, which can get kinda woody. We grow them here, along with Seascapes and Gaviota, which tend to be smaller but far better-tasting. Whatever you use, though, this recipe sounds DELICIOUS! I can't wait to try it ...

RamblingTart said...

So delicious, Susan! Mmm, I'm in a scone mood too. :-) I popped in to visit my Mums and she sent me home with two orange cranberry ones. Can't wait to have them with tea. :-) These are wonderful - the lime must be so delicious all tangy and zesty. :-)

sunita said...

Love the combination in your your scones Susan.

Btw, I too am guilty of not baking with too much strawberries, though, I do add fresh ones to baked goods ;-)

Debbie said...

This sounds like a great combo. They look delicious too!

redmenace said...

I feel pretty good now. Thanks for the the uplifting recipe and photos. I miss your lovely blog. So happy to rediscover it!

Anna@Tallgrass Kitchen said...

I have never seen such a huge, perfect strawberry! I think I may have to invent a strawberry lime ice pop after seeing this delicious looking recipe.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

That is one big strawberry! I am very happy! I've spent the past three weeks picking strawberries on Saturday. They are beautifully red throughout, and so sweet! And, I just made a strawberry rhubarb cobbler that was perfection!

We Are Not Martha said...

Oh man! Scones are one of my absolute favorite things ever. Especially strawberry scones. But I've never thought to add lime to the flavor combo. Fabulous idea!

Sues

KALVA said...

wow scones look so yummm!! lovely one

LyB said...

Wow, that is some strawberry! I admit, I've never paired strawberries with lime but, I will now! :)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

joanne-Who doesn't love fresh fruit-filled treats?

sdoc-And I've never tried baking w dried berries. We should swap!

tastyeatsathome-I'm sure it would! Tangy and refreshing!

deeba-They really did make me smile. :)

anonymous-You're right. Size doesn't equate with sweetness. Sweetness has to do more with the type of strawberry and allowing it to vine-ripen. For the record, that strawberry was big and sweet!

ramblingtart-How sweet of your mom. Now you'll have to bake her some!

sunita-That's easily remedied!

debbie-Thanks!

redmenace-That's nice of you to say. Thanks!

anna-Let me know if you need a taste tester! ;)

TW-Strawberry picking is one of life's simplest yet most satisfying pleasures, isn't it? I bet that cobbler was amazing, esp. with a scoop of vanilla ice cream?

sues-Give it a try! You'll love it!

kalve-Thank you so much!

lyb-That's what I like to hear!

Anonymous said...

These are amazing. Just made them. I attempted to cut them into traingles, but resorted to just scooping them with an ice cream scoop because I didn't want to overwork them. Turned out perfectly! Can't wait to share.....

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Susan,

Baked these and would like to post your recipe linking back to you. Is that possible?

Carmen
7/23/10

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Susan,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. And, thanks for a great recipe! :)

Carmen

Anonymous said...

I just made these and they were AMAZING! Everyone I served them to wanted the receipe. They tasted light and fresh and were far from ordinary. Thanks Food Bogga!

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