Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Why make strawberry cream cheese scones? WELL LET ME TELL YOU WHY…. we got some insanely good (and HUGE) Okui Farms Strawberries in our Talley Farms weekly box , and happened to have cream cheese instead of my usual fav for scones – sour cream – and one thing led to another and these happened. THEY ARE SO GOOD.


  • 2 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 C COLD unsalted butter, cubed
  • 4 oz COLD cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Half-n-Half
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla (or my new FAV, Vanilla Paste)
  • 1 Cup diced Strawberries

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees, and line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper (or sheets… I love the sheets)

In a large bowl, measure and whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Throw in your butter and cream cheese cubes and toss them so they’re coated in flour. Then using your fingers, rub the flour and butter/cream cheese together until incorporated. Yes you can use forks, or a pastry cutter, or a food processor – but that’s how I do it. It will get a bit crumbly with various sized bits of butter and cream cheese when it’s ‘right’.

In a smaller bowl whisk together your half-n-half, vanilla, sugar, and egg until creamy. Slowly incorporate into your dry ingredients. You’re going to have a pretty shaggy dough at this point. Then mix in your strawberries.

Turn out onto a floured cutting board or counter. At this point I sprinkle a bit of flour on top of it, and using a bench scraper, flip it over and sprinkle a bit on the other side. Then I flatten it into a roughly 10″ circle that’s about 2″ thick or so.

Using said bench scraper, section the dough into 8 pieces (like cutting a pizza), and then place on the cookie sheets. At this point you can brush the scones with cream, a beaten egg, or water – it’s up to you.

Bake for 10 minutes, then switch positions in the oven (top to bottom) and bake about 10 more until golden brown. Now your house is going to smell like strawberry cream cheese scones and wake up your kids (well at least one of them).

Bonus! I made a quick glaze with about a cup of powdered sugar, a couple tablespoons of cream, and a teaspoon vanilla paste. After the scones cooled off a bit I gave them a drizzle of that and yeah… definitely worth it.


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