My first taste of a truly delicious scone was in a tiny cafe in Totnes, England. That day I savored Devon cream tea, which is a pot of English tea, warm scones, clotted cream, and freshly-made strawberry jam. I was hooked! I hope you enjoy these sweet and savory scones as much as we do.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 scones
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

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  • Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pour in 1 cup buttermilk, and stir just until combined. Fold in strawberries and basil.

  • Dust a work surface lightly with flour and divide dough in 1/2. Shape each portion into a 3/4-inch-thick circle; cut each into 8 wedges. Place the wedges onto the prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Brush tops of scones with 2 tablespoons buttermilk and lightly sprinkle with brown sugar.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 26.2g; fat 9g; cholesterol 23.6mg; sodium 280.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2019
Very easy, super tasty! Love the fresh berries in these - they don't all get cooked down, so you get bites of soft, sweet, bright flavor. The combination with fresh basil is really interesting. Oh - I substituted stevia powder for the white sugar, and brown sugar blend on the topping (I have a diabetic in the family), worked very well with no chemical aftertaste :D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2019
Very easy, super tasty! Love the fresh berries in these - they don't all get cooked down, so you get bites of soft, sweet, bright flavor. The combination with fresh basil is really interesting. Oh - I substituted stevia powder for the white sugar, and brown sugar blend on the topping (I have a diabetic in the family), worked very well with no chemical aftertaste :D Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2020
I went a little heavy on the strawberries but otherwise followed exactly and this is AMAZING. The mix between the strawberries and basil is a perfect combination. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2020
Farm-fresh strawberries, garden basil, butter, buttermilk. What could go wrong? Well, slightly overbaking. I do like a little crunch, so all is well. A good use of summer strawberries. Read More
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