Delicious Healthy Strawberries
This recipe and photo for Strawberry Cream Scones were posted a few months ago at the beginning of berry season. Now seems the perfect occasion to prepare them again before this most delicious season ends.
Most mornings, we start our day with healthy yogurt parfaits. Plain probiotic or Greek yogurt is layered with whatever berries we have on hand, some banana or mango or halved grapes or peach slices, seasoned with a little cayenne and cinnamon then sprinkled with toasted almonds or walnuts. It’s especially delicious with strawberries and a healthy way to start the day.
For a treat that’s a bit more decadent, Strawberry Cream Scones are my favorites. They get rave reviews when shared with friends, they’re very quick to throw together and may be prepared either with cream or half and half and either with whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour – depending on the preferences of the baker. With strawberry season nearing its end, you might want to try them.
Strawberry Cream Scones
Preheat oven to 400 F. degrees / line a large baking sheet with parchment
In a large bowl combine:
3 cups flour (whole wheat pastry flour, A.P. flour or half of each)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
Whisk together all the dry ingredients
In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix:
1 ½ cups heavy cream OR half & half
1 Tablespoon finely grated lemon zest (yellow only)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Drizzle the liquid mixture over dry ingredients. Stir to combine.
¾-1 cup coarsely chopped fresh strawberries
2 Tablespoons coarse sugar (optional)