Strawberry and Basil Scones

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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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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 scones

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries

  • cup chopped fresh basil

  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar, or as needed

Directions

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

197 Calories
9g Fat
26g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 197
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 72mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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