May 5, 2010

Humpastry Day - Fresh Strawberry Scones

Fresh Strawberry Scones:
Once again, I had an abundance of strawberries that needed to be eaten/used before going bad (I think I need to stop getting the gigantic flat of strawberries from Costco!).  I signed up to bring pastries to my son's preschool today for Teacher Appreciation week, so I decided to make some strawberry scones.  Overall, I think they came out pretty good, but could have been a little sweeter.  Strawberries don't sweeten when cooked, like other fruit.  So, if you like your scones on the sweeter side, I would suggest adding a little more sugar or making a glaze for the top, which is what I ended up doing.

Ingredients:
Makes 8 scones
 *  2C whole wheat pastry flour
*  1/3C raw sugar (or more to taste)
*  1tsp. baking powder
*  1/4tsp. baking soda
*  1/2tsp. salt
*  Zest and juice from 1/2 and orange
*  8Tbl. coconut oil (or unsalted butter, frozen)
*  1/2C plain soy yogurt
*  1 flax egg (1Tbl. flax mixed with 3Tbl. water)
*  1/2C fresh strawberries, chopped (or frozen)

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  If using a baking stone, put it in the oven to preheat as well.
2.  In a small bowl, whisk the yogurt and flax egg together until smooth.  Set aside.
3.  In another bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and orange zest together.
4.  Add the coconut oil, bits at a time.  OR, if using butter, grate the butter into the flour mixture.
5.  Use your fingers to work in the coconut oil until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
6.  Add the strawberries and yogurt mix to the mixture.
 7.  Using a fork, mix it together until large dough clumps form.  Use your hands to press the dough into a ball.  **Note:  if the mixture is too wet, add more flour.
8.  Place on a lightly floured surface and form ball into a 8" circle and 3/4" thick.
9.  Use a sharp knife to cut the circle into 8 triangles.
10.  Grate a little bit more orange zest on top.
11.  Place the pieces on the baking stone, or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
12.  Bake for 15-17 minutes.  Let cool on a wire rack before serving.

Here's how to make a glaze for the top:
1.  Squeeze the juice from the orange into a small bowl.
2.  Add some powdered sugar, a little at a time, until you have the desired consistency and taste.  I'm not putting an amount of sugar because I think powdered sugar is REALLY sweet and tend to use as little as possible.  However, some of you may like it super sweet and should add more to your taste.
3.  Once the scones are cooled, drizzle the glaze on top.
4.  Enjoy!

15 comments:

Teamarcia said...

Yum! I too am guilty of buying the Costco 'flat o' berries'. Can every Wednesday be humpastry day? I'd probably get way too fat but one can dream.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

OK. I can not bake at all. I ruin those pre-made cookies that you just stick in the oven! You need to come here and make me some of these yummy treats! Or if you ever need a tester, feel free to mail me some!

DRog said...

I could have used one (or 2) of those between my morning swim and weights sessions!
have a great day!
-Derek

Emz said...

okay - I am making these today. I'm going to add mangos too. Have a butt load of mangos [not that you needed to know that].

Thanks for this post!!!

**ummm my weird coded word thing just said "binge" --- can it see my future with these scones?!?**

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I LOVE HUMPASTRY DAY!!! Another one I am gonna make!!! Your the best!!! I wish I was your nice neighbor so I ccould try yours.

Christi said...

You are such a great cook! Can you come take care of me and my family? :)

Caratunk Girl said...

YUM!! I wish I lived next door too! But then every Wednesday Big Daddy and I would be knocking on your door to try your latest treat. :) Looks awesome. I still vote for the Humpastry Cookbook.

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

You are so crwative and talented in the kitchen! Wish i had half of that ability and the patience to do it. In the meantime, you could send a care package to me...lol!

Julie said...

I love it when you post these awesome recipes:) I love scones and strawberrys are everyone's favorite:) Mmmm, looks good!

Jill Costantino said...

mmmm your stuff always looks so tasty! I am a peaking baker and usual my stuff turn out like S#$T - you are welcome to come over to our place and bake!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

ah, you're a good mommy to take scones to school for the kids. and I'm a (former) teacher too! so shouldda done something like that!
nice work

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

I meant to school for the kid's teachers!

Sherri said...

I love scones...but have never made them. I have heard it is hard...but now that i have a recipe, I am going to try it!

Jon said...

Gonna send this post to my Mom for mother's day. She loves scones!

Amber Shea said...

I love that pic of the unbaked scones!
I also love that your recipes always contain the same kinds of ingredients I use and keep on hand - coconut oil, soy yogurt, flax, etc. :]
My friend Hillary has been using up her glut of strawberries too, if you wanna check out her blog (what are friends for?!): http://theanti-chef.blogspot.com/