With this recipe for Mrs. McCarthy’s Strawberry Scones, you can have delicate, flaky scones that are bursting with juicy strawberry flavor and just the proper amount of sugar to kick off your day. Combine with your preferred hot beverage for a true café atmosphere in the comfort of your own home.
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- Strawberries – Break up into little pieces. You may also use blueberries and/or raspberries in its place.
- Flour – All-purpose flour.
- Sugar – Regular granulated sugar.
- Baking powder – There will be an unpleasant aftertaste if you use baking soda as a replacement.
- Salt – Use as much or as little as you like.
- Egg – Used both as an ingredient in the scones themselves and as a wash before baking.
- Butter – Cold! Alternatively, you might use a shortening.
- Milk – Any kind of milk will do, including the non-dairy kinds.
- Turbinado sugar – Mrs. McCarthy’s Strawberry Scones are the best, although I prefer them with a sweet crunch on top. Those with a sweet tooth can add sugar, but it’s not necessary.
Can I Use Frozen Strawberries?
We used fresh strawberries in this recipe for Mrs. Mccarthy’s Strawberry Scones, but frozen can do in a pinch. Once thawed, frozen strawberries lose their firm texture and become rather mushy. If you don’t want the batter to become too moist, you’ll need to deal with them while they’re still frozen.
Allow the frozen strawberries to defrost until a knife can be easily inserted into them, and then chop them up. The pieces should be frozen for 30 more minutes before being incorporated into the scone dough.
How To Make Mrs Mccarthy’s Strawberry Scones?
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Using parchment paper, line a baking sheet. Cut the strawberries into tiny pieces and combine them with 1 tablespoon of sugar.
- Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and remaining sugar in a large mixing basin. Start incorporating the chilled butter into the dry ingredients with two knives or a pastry cutter. If necessary, use your hands to combine the ingredients, but the mixture should resemble tiny peas. Keep in mind that if you use your hands, the butter will melt, so work fast.
- Toss the strawberries with the flour mixture in a large mixing dish. In a separate basin, mix together the egg and milk, then pour into the flour bowl. Mix everything up thoroughly with a spatula. If the dough is excessively moist and sticky, add extra flour. Shape the dough into a circular 10-inch disk on a floured board.
- Cut the dough into 8 triangles, much like a pizza. Place the triangles on the baking sheet that has been prepared. Brush the scones with the egg wash, then top with the Turbinado sugar.
- Place the sheet pan in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Whisk together the icing sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Adjust the amount of lemon juice or icing sugar to get the appropriate consistency. Drizzle the frosting over the scones and serve.
What To Serve With Mrs Mccarthy’s Strawberry Scones?
- Classic jam and cream
- Blueberry and maple syrup
- Black forest
- Lemon burst
- Rocky road
- Breezy Caprese
- Blues jam
How To Store Mrs. Mccarthy’s Strawberry Scones?
Keep your Mrs. Mccarthy’s Strawberry Scones fresh for as long as possible by storing them in an airtight container, bread box, or big freezer bag. Mrs. Mccarthy’s Strawberry Scones can be kept for a few days at room temperature or in the refrigerator for a week. To savor your scones as though they were straight from the oven, nuke them for 5-10 seconds at a time.
- Work with cold butter. After cutting it into cubes, place it in the freezer for 5 minutes before beginning.
- Avoid overworking the dough. To keep your Mrs. Mccarthy’s Strawberry Scones flaky and light, keep the butter in bits.
- Purchase a pastry cutter. It will make cutting the butter into the dry ingredients much simpler.
- Mix the dough gently and carefully so that the strawberry chunks are not squished.
- You want the dough to be sticky, so flour your hands and work area as required to keep it from sticking.
Mrs Mccarthy’s Strawberry Scones Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
- Calories 424
- Total Fat 30g
- Saturated Fat 18g
- Trans Fat 0.2g
- Cholesterol 149mg
- Sodium 624mg
- Potassium 107mg
- Total Carbohydrate 32g
- Dietary Fiber 1.3g
- Sugars 1.2g
- Protein 7.3g
- Vitamin A 21%
- Vitamin C 10%
- Calcium 16%
- Iron 14%
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- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 424
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 30g47%
- Saturated Fat 18g90%
- Trans Fat 0.2g
- Cholesterol 149mg50%
- Sodium 624mg26%
- Potassium 107mg4%
- Total Carbohydrate 32g11%
- Dietary Fiber 1.3g6%
- Sugars 1.2g
- Protein 7.3g15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.