Monday, June 27, 2011

Strawberry and Vanilla Bean Scones

I really love to bake. Doesn't matter if its sweet or savoury. Making pies, tarts, breads, scones or biscuits just to name a few, make's me smile.

There is also nothing better than putting a smile on someone else's face. If your looking for a baked good thank you for someone, these scones would be it. They are delicious plain or devonshire style with jam, cream, and a great cup of tea. So easy and quick to make, and a little bit impressive, studded with fresh strawberries, vanilla beans and little white chocolate bits.

A great morning tea to have on hand, scones freeze really well. Lets hope that most of these actually make it too the freezer. Not like the last time I baked and made a carrot loaf, with the soul purpose of freezing some slices!!

Makes 8
2 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoons vanilla sugar
2/3 cup buttermilk
40grams butter melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 large strawberries chopped roughly
1-2 tablespoons white chocolate chips

preheat the oven to very hot 220C. Have a lightly floured bench also ready.

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix quickly by hand. Add more buttermilk if needed. Just bring the dough together, DO NOT OVER MIX.
Roughly roll out into a log and cut scone into 8 pieces. Place in a baking tray and brush with buttermilk.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Just bring the mixture together and turn it out onto the bench. Then bring it into a dough, and cut into 8 pieces.

Again another successful batch of scones, I can't believe my luck! I am always tentative making scones. I don't know what the magic is behind it but these were so light and fluffy, and smelled so good.

Of coarse my husband thinks that these would be good without the white chocolate too. What a weirdo! We really had to stop ourselves from eating more of these. The smell was intoxicating.


  1. They look delicious - like they'd be super tasty warm with just a bit of butter :)

    I think the White choc would be a nice addition - perhaps with raspberries instead of strawberries?

  2. Yeah I thought that about the raspberries. But they are so expensive at the moment :( And fresh berries hold up better in this recipe...

  3. Delish!! I was just thinking the other day I'd like to make a new scone recipe, might have to try this! Although we have frozen raspberries and dark chocolate chips at the moment, which I should probably use up!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Hannah x

  4. mmm yum your scones look delish esp with that dollop of cream!

  5. Thanks Hannah! If you make the scones with the frozen fruit, hold back a bit of the buttermilk. I have done this cause they kinda get a bit soggy, and don't hold they're shape as well....

    Thanks Suze, I know what's a scone without jam and cream!!!

  6. Yep, these look deeeelicious! A nice way to jazz up a scone. Love the white choc - your husband is mad :P
    Heidi xo

  7. Thanks Heidi! I know I've been telling him this for years hahhahaah. :)

  8. OMG these sound fab.. Nothing beats a freshly baked scone. I have never tried one with these additions so will def give it a go :) x

  9. yumm they look delicous, I would never had thought to include chocolate in a scone, but now I have to!
    Thanks for the post!
    xo Donna

  10. Thank you nicsnotebook! Oh you should give the berry and choc scones, really worth it!

    Thank you Donna. I love having just a few choc bits in the scone, especially white choc. It gives it a lovely little burst of custardy/sweetness. SO GOOD!

  11. They look delicious!!! I should probably get started on the whole 'stocking the freezer' soon too

  12. Thanks, yeah I would get cracking with the stocking the freezer ASAP!! So much more enjoyable when you can still manoeuvre around the kitchen lol :)


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