Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Shamrock Farms Whole Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Shamrock Farms Heavy Cream
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, VERY cold and cut into tiny pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered

For the egg wash:

  • 1 teaspoon Shamrock Farms Milk (or water)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, for sprinkling

For glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons Shamrock Farms Heavy Cream
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Tiny pinch of salt (1/8 teaspoon or less)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400°(F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

2. In a large bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar; mix well to combine.

3. Cut the butter into small cubes then work it into the mixture (using your fingers, two forks, or a pastry cutter) until lit resembles a coarse meal.

4. In a small bowl whisk together the egg milk, and cream. Add to flour/butter mixture and use a fork to stir everything together until just moistened.

5. Add strawberries and using a rubber spatula gently fold them into the dough. Don’t worry if some of the berries break up a bit.

6. Empty the loose dough out onto a clean, floured work surface, then shape the dough into an 8-inch circle. *You may need to knead the mixture a few times to get it to a workable texture.

7. Cut the dough into 8 wedges and carefully transfer them to the prepared sheet, placing them 2″ apart.

8. Lightly brush each scone with the egg wash, then sprinkle the tops with sugar.

9. Bake for 18 minutes, or until light golden brown.

10. Allow scones to cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet. In the meantime you can make your glaze.

For the glaze:
11. In a small bowl whisk together the heavy cream, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and salt. Drizzle over semi-warm scones and serve at once.

Notes:

1. Your butter needs to be COLD, baby. My advice? Pop that stick of butter in the freezer for a few minutes. Cold butter = tender, flaky scones.

2. Quarter your strawberries. I know it’s tempting to chop them up into tiny little pieces… but trust. Larger chunks just work better in this recipe.

3. Please (please please please) follow this ingredient list and recipe to a T. I know how fun it can be to experiment with a recipe, but scones are finicky little pastries and any improvisations may lead you into not-so-delicious territory.