Warm Fresh Strawberry Scones

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Scones are buttery, flaky biscuits, which might be plain or filled with some kind of fruit, like this warm fresh strawberry scones recipe. Scones are usually a sweeter, English version of the biscuits of the United States, but follow a similar method for combining the dough. Usually, this process consists of mixing dry ingredients, and then cutting in cold butter like you would when making your pie crust recipe. Next, rich cream is traditionally added for moisture until the dough comes together. This strawberry scone recipe, for the most part, follows through with all these steps, but is one difference; rather than using cream, buttermilk is substituted. The use of buttermilk turns this scone recipe into tasty but healthy snacks for everyone to enjoy because it has a much lower fat content than thirty-five percent cream. Whether you are looking for nutritious snacks for kids chock full of strawberries or cool recipes for dessert, you should consider making this strawberry recipe soon.

Easy desserts are something you likely want at any time of the year but are extremely helpful for when you have lots of fresh fruits or berries to use up quickly. During strawberry season, consider turning away from your usual strawberry jam recipes or strawberry-rhubarb pie recipes, and instead prepare this scone dessert for a flavorful brunch or snack item throughout the day. This scone recipe uses a generous 1 1/2 cups of strawberries, and that is just for eight scones, so you could make a fresh batch a few days of the week during strawberry season so that you have nutritious snacks for kids or yourself on a regular basis. If you would like to make these pastries even better for you and boost their fiber content, consider substituting part of the all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour, which should double the fiber content in the recipe. Additionally, you could switch up the garnish in this strawberry recipe from sugar to large flake oats.

Nutrition Facts for: Warm Fresh Strawberry Scones from Home Cooking Adventure

Ingredients:Flour tortillas, apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, flour, lemon juice, butter.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 252, Calories from Fat 88, Total Fat 9.8g 15%, Saturated Fat 5.8g 29%, Cholesterol 44mg 15%, Sodium 161mg 7, Potassium 238mg 7%, Carbohydrates 36.5g 12%, Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%, Sugars 8.4g, Protein 5.1g, Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 27%, Calcium 9%, Iron 11%

This strawberry scone recipe is versatile even if strawberries aren’t in season in your area. Instead of using chopped fresh strawberries, you could use frozen berries. Simply, thaw the strawberries on a paper-towel-lined plate, then cut up to use in your scone recipe. Alternatively, you could purchase imported strawberries, but slice them and sprinkle with sugar before adding to your recipe. This process will bring out the strawberry flavor of the berries, which imported ones tend not to have because they weren’t ripened on the vine. You could also use this scone recipe as a basis for other fruits and berries the entire year through; in August, blueberries could be the star while in Autumn, you could mix some sautéed apples into the batter. Although you may be familiar with round scones that have been cut out with a circular cutter, that isn’t necessary here, because it follows the traditional method of using a knife to cut the dough into wedges. If desired, you can use a small circular cutter for a cleaner appearance, however. Thank you, Ella, the author of ‘Home Cooking Adventure’, for sharing her easy strawberry scones recipe.**

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