Mini Lemon Scones with Strawberries and Cream

Mini Lemon Scones With Strawberries and Cream 2 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Mini Lemon Scones With Strawberries and Cream 2

Don't worry about leftovers; scones freeze well and are perfect for breakfast. Devonshire cream (a clotted cream from England) is very thick and rich and does not require whipping. Look for small jars in the dairy section of the grocery store.

  • Portion size 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced hulled strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 bottle (170 g) devonshire cream or 1 cup/250 ml softly whipped cream
Scones:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cubed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
Topping:
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

Method

In bowl, combine strawberries, sugar and lemon rind; cover and refrigerate until chilled. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 6 hours.)

Scones: In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, lemon rind, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until in coarse crumbs. Whisk buttermilk with egg; add to flour mixture, stirring with fork to make soft dough.

With lightly floured hands, press dough into ball. On floured surface, knead gently 10 times. Pat out into scant 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick round. Using 1-3/4-inch (4.5 cm) floured round or fluted cookie cutter, cut out rounds, patting out scraps and cutting more rounds twice. Place on parchment paper-lined rimless baking sheet.

Topping: Brush biscuits with egg; sprinkle with sugar. Bake in centre of 400°F (200°C) oven for about 12 minutes or until golden. Let cool on pan on racks. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 24 hours or wrap in plastic wrap and freeze in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.) Serve with strawberries and cream.

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Sodium 162 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 135.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 37 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 14 g

%RDI

  • Iron 5.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 15.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 15.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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