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easy strawberry scones with lemon and poppy seed glaze

Strawberry Scones with Lemon & Poppy Seeds

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 scones 1x
  • Category: Sweets
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Strawberry Scones with Lemon & Poppy Seeds are filled with fresh strawberries and finished with a lemon and poppy seed glaze for Easter or Mother’s Day!


Ingredients

Scale

Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons ice cold unsalted butter

1 1/2 cups diced strawberries

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1/3 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons poppy seeds

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 lemon, juiced


Instructions

For Strawberry Scones

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until well blended. Using a box cheese grater, grate ice cold butter into flour mixture. With a pastry blender or with your hands, blend flour mixture and butter together until a course, pea like texture is formed. Very gently fold in strawberries and lemon zest.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cream, eggs and vanilla extract. Gently stir the milk mixture with your flour mixture until just combined.
  4. Transfer scone dough to a well floured, cold surface and bring the dough together. Bring the dough together into a disk about 1 inch thick.
  5. Cut the disk into 6-8 triangles. Arrange triangles evenly onto parchment lined baking sheet. Brush tops with a light layer of heavy whipping cream.
  6. Bake scones for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops are just golden brown.

For Glaze

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, poppy seeds, vanilla extract and lemon juice. Add in lemon juice a little at a time until desired consistency is achieved. Drizzle over strawberry scones!

Notes

Recipe Tips:

  • Be gentle when you fold in the strawberries. If you are too rough with them, the color will bleed and you’ll end up with pink scones – maybe not such a bad thing! 😉
  • The less ‘handling’ you have with your scone batter, the better and more tender they will be!
  • My favorite step (that you cannot skip!) is brushing your strawberry lemon poppy seed scones with heavy cream right before baking! This will ensure an super shiny top that will make your scones look like they just came from a bakery!
  • Add the lemon juice to the glaze a little at a time. Just until you reach your desired consistency. I like mine when it pours in a steady stream off the spoon.

Keywords: strawberry scones, strawberry lemon poppy seed scones, strawberry scones with glaze