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Strawberry Shortcake Scones

These strawberry shortcake scones with berry chunks baked in are a perfect addition to a summer brunch or any time of year that fresh berries are available.

Strawberry Shortcake Scones shown on white plate with clotted cream

Strawberry Shortcake Scones

These great scones are inspired by my favourite Summer BBQ Dessert Strawberry Shortcake and were a collaborative effort with the kids for breakfast this morning. They were simply delicious and would be a fantastic at a weekend brunch.

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The thick cream is an absolute must on these! Learn how to make your own clotted cream for any type of scones in my post, How to Make Clotted Cream.

Homemade Clotted Cream

Homemade Clotted Cream

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Strawberry Shortcake Scones

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Strawberry Shortcake Scones
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
These strawberry shortcake scones are the perfect addition to a summer brunch or at any time of year that fresh berries are available.
Course: Brunch
Servings: 8 large scones
Author: Barry C. Parsons
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup very cold butter cubed
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries quartered
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  1. I start these in my food processor because it is so fast but they can be made just as easily in a large bowl by cutting the butter in with a pastry blender or even 2 knifes held between the fingers.
  2. In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Cut in the butter by pulse processing it until this mixture resembles a coarse meal. It is very important that pea sized pieces of butter remain in this mixture.
  4. Remove to a large bowl and toss in the strawberries.
  5. Mix together the lemon juice, vanilla extract and milk. Pour this over the surface of the dry mixture. Toss all together gently with a wooden only enough to form a dough ball. It is important that you work this dough as little as possible or the finished scones will be too dense and heavy.
  6. Roll to 1 inch thickness and cut out scones with biscuit cutter or in triangles with a sharp knife and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Brush the tops of the scones with an egg wash of 1 egg beaten together with 1 tbsp water. You can sprinkle the tops with turbinado sugar (or just plain sugar) if desired but this is, of course, optional.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown. Baking time will vary depending on the size of your biscuit cutter. This recipe makes 8 large scones. Serve with thick cream.

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Madonna Kelly

Friday 9th of May 2014

Hi NBC ....the best vanilla is from Costco....otherwise make sure it's real vanilla and not extract. I use 35% cream when I can't find a thicker Fussells tin cream as well which you can find in any supermarket where they sell canned fruit...hope this helps! Welcome to NL friend!


Friday 22nd of June 2012

Hello, I'm an NBC (Newfoundlander By Choice.) Hey Barry, would you consider adding to your blogs where I can buy yummy ingredients such as thick cream, or alternatives? I find it's sometimes tricky to find exotic items in Sin Jawn's and must search different stores. Also, could we have a discussion about the best real vanilla I can buy in town? Bulk Barn has a variety but I am not sure which would be the tastiest. Many thanks, New Fan

Barry C. Parsons

Wednesday 11th of May 2011

I think buttermilk would be fine.


Tuesday 10th of May 2011

Can I use buttermilk instead of whole milk?

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