Strawberry Scones

February 27: National Strawberry Day

Chocolate-covered strawberries have been popular throughout the month of love. As February comes to a close, indulge in strawberry scones for a romantic teatime. Instead of fresh strawberries, which could get runny in a recipe sometimes, we used the freeze dried fruit. Smother the scones in more strawberry jam and clotted cream and these are also a delightful treat to eat on National Strawberry Day!


(Adapted from TeaTime Magazine)


  • 2 cups flour, all purpose
  • ½ cup sugar + 1 tablespoon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried strawberry bits (we used Trader Joe’s freeze dried strawberries
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cold, chopped into pieces
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream + 1-2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


In a large mixing bow, combine the flour, ½ cup of sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in the cold butter and mix gently until it resembles coarse crumbs and peas.

Crush the strawberry bits into small pieces and add them to the flour mixture. Infuse the vanilla into ¾ cup heavy whipping cream. Stir in the whipped cream mixture into the flour mixture and bring dough together with hands until it sticks together. Place the ball of dough onto a floured surface and knead gently.

Pat and roll down to ¾ inch thick. Cut out shapes (use a 2- or 3-inch round cutter or heart-shaped cutter). Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Brush the tops with the remaining whipping cream. Sprinkle the remaining sugar on top. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack. May be served warm with clotted cream and strawberry jam.


  • The scone dough is pretty in pink. But after baking, it has a lighter hue to allow the strawberry speckles to sparkle.
  • Thanks to fellow baker Karen B. for gifting us with the dried strawberries.
  • National Strawberry Month is in May. Search our blog for more strawberry recipes.
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