Orange Glazed Strawberry Scones

Yesterday morning for Easter I made these tender and moist strawberry scones. They were a huge hit with my family and were gone in a flash. The diced strawberries and a hint of orange adds a fresh spring flavor to these buttery scones. When I saw these delicious scones back in February on Le Petit Brioche’s blog, I immediately
bookmarked the recipe.  Since strawberries are beginning to come into season, they have been super cheap at the grocery stores so I picked up a few pints just for these scones. I am sure glad that I did! These scones are so moist and tender and chock full of ripe luscious strawberries.
Orange Glazed Strawberry Scones

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter, grated
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup cold heavy cream
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 teaspoons freshly squeezed orange juice
Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with fit the paddle attachment, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and orange zest. Add the butter and toss with a fork to coat with the flour mixture. Mix on medium-low speed until the texture resembles coarse cornmeal, with the butter pieces no larger than small peas.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and heavy cream. Pour into the flour mixture and mix on low speed until blended. Add the strawberries and mix until combined.
  4. Transfer the dough to a counter top and shape into an 8-inch circle.
  5. With a sharp knife or pizza wheel, cut the dough into 8 wedges.
  6. Place wedges on prepared baking sheet.
  7. In a small bowl whisk together the remaining egg and 2 tablespoons of milk and brush the scones with the egg wash.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the tops are light brown. Place on wire rack to cool for 15 minutes.
  9. While the scones are cooling, make the powdered sugar glaze by mixing the powdered sugar and orange juice together until smooth. When scones are cool, Drizzle over each scone and allow to dry before serving.

Source: Le Petit Brioche, originally from Ina Garten

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21 Responses to Orange Glazed Strawberry Scones

  1. Delicious! These look amazingly bright and fresh! Yum!

  2. AussieMauzza says:

    These look absolutely divine on that plate. I’ve never made a perfect scone but I keep trying. I’ve also never put strawberries in my scones but I will soon. Nearly strawberry season here.

  3. These look like a good idea!

  4. Anita Menon says:

    They look oh-so-inviting. I felt like picking one off the screen. Have bookmarked it. Happy Easter to you and your family

  5. I love the idea of orange glaze on top. Delicious.

  6. Jenny says:

    Wow those scones look incredible! 😀

  7. I don’t think I’ve ever seen strawberry scones before, but I love the idea. Especially with the glaze. Nice!

  8. Ellie says:

    this looks exactly like the Panera bread scone!! sooo delicioso! 😉

  9. They look so perfect and scrumptious!

  10. Wow these are beautiful scones! Definitely love the orange and strawberry combo. Will have to try that!

  11. Caroline says:

    Gorgeous! What a great flavor combo.

  12. Patricia says:

    these are so light , they melt in your mouth . Delicious

  13. Lucie says:

    Strawberries & orange are a great combination–I would love to have this with a cup of tea.

  14. Lena says:

    i just had a heavy lunch ths afternoon and i was thinking that i might just skip dinner later and now looking at these scones, i think i still have some space left in my tummy, can i grab a piece please?

  15. Oh, yummy, I really should try and make more scones. They’re well worth it, and looks great with strawberries!

  16. Sara says:

    I just bought some strawberries over the weekend; next to enjoying them plain, these scones sound like a great way to use them!

  17. Yum, I love strawberries. I’m so glad they’re back in season. It’s been too long since I’ve enjoyed fresh berries!

  18. Patty says:

    What a fresh and lovely spring scone!

  19. Joy Wetherald says:

    I made these for breakfast.Loved, loved, loved them!

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