These simple scones are filled with sweet strawberries and tangy lemon flavor to make the perfect addition to a cup of Lipton tea!
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Could these be any more spring-like?
They’re about as sunny and bright as Southern Cali has been these past few weeks, making it feel more like spring than winter around these parts.
I figure, if the weather is going to be sunny and bright, why shouldn’t my breakfast? I’m typically an oatmeal person in the mornings (as previously discussed, I’m 80 years old), but some days just call for something a little bit sweet, which in this case happened to be strawberry lemon cream scones.
Aka, the scones of all my hopes and dreams.
Despite my affinity for all things related to coffee (and my constant proclamations of love for it–I’m practically a Rascal Flatts song), I’ve become a big fan of tea. Lipton Tea, to be specific.
I used to think tea was really boring, and that was partly due to an incident back when I was a child that included me at a mother/daughter tea brunch where I was first exposed to real sugar cubes and ended up going a little crazy with how many I put into my really, really small tea cup.
But now, with flavors like Orange Passionfruit Jasmine and Peach Mango green teas, there is no way I can ever call tea boring again. These unique green teas as well as Lipton’s other teas, including their herbal and black teas, are ridiculously refreshing, naturally delicious, and bold with flavor. The perfect pairing for a scone.
And really, what’s a scone without tea? And vice versa?
It’s lonely. That’s what it is.
- 2 cups + 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp lemon zest
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter cubed and cold
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream plus more for brushing
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup strawberries finely chopped*
- 1 - 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest optional--it makes the glaze extra lemony!
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, mix together flour, white sugar, baking powder, lemon zest, and salt. Once combined, cut in the butter with a fork or pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Whisk together heavy cream, sour cream, egg, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.
- Stir in the strawberries* and mix until just combined.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and pat into a 1" thick circle. Cut into 8 triangles.
- Brush the tops of each scone with a little bit of heavy cream, and bake for 15-16 minutes, or until scones are golden brown.
- While the scones are cooling, mix together powdered sugar (starting with 1 cup), lemon juice (beginning with 2 Tbsp), and lemon zest. If the glaze seems too thin, add in the last 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. If it seems too thick, add in the last Tbsp of lemon juice.
- Pour the glaze over the scones and enjoy!
*Because strawberries can release a lot of added moisture into the dough (which can make your dough too wet), try to use dry strawberries instead of juicy ones. If your strawberries are really juicy, then you will need to pat as much moisture as possible out of the strawberries with a paper towel.
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Julie omps says
These look pretty tasty and may give it a whirl. But think Im going to try the Orange Cream scones first!! I love checking out your recipes! Best wishes to you.
Thanks so much, Julie! 🙂
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Scones are definitely the perfect addition to a cup of tea! These are so bright and cheery! Love it!
Lauren @ Hall Nesting says
I am all about scones! These look great and I definitely need to try some of those flavor of tea.
Cathy - Noble Pig says
So nice for a Spring brunch.
Your photos are beautiful and these look delicious!
Kacey @ The Cookie Writer says
You are the scone queen! These look fantastic (and I know I am totally using your recipes when I attempt to make scones for the first time!)
Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen says
I love the beautiful pops of color that the strawberries add to your scones. Definitely the perfect accompaniment for a good cup of tea!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama says
These scones just scream spring! 🙂 They are so pretty & bright. And I bet they pair perfectly with a warm cup of tea.
Cathy | Lemon Tree Dwelling says
I’m such a huge scone fan! These look incredible!!!
Mary @ LOVE the secret ingredient says
Your scones look like they have the perfect texture! And I know the strawberry and lemon flavor combo is just heavenly. Lovely recipe 🙂
I for sure will be making these.
I made these a couple of days ago and they are PHENOMENAL! So phenomenal, in fact, that I think I might make another batch today to freeze. I’m enjoying one right now with my tea and I could not be happier! Definitely being added to the recipe box!
cathy pollak says
So perfect for Spring!!
Can I use half and half instead heavy whipping cream in the strawberry lemon cream scones ?
Hi Wanda, yes, you could use half & half!
Rebecca Lawyer says
I have made these a handful of times now and they are insaaaaane! I’m in love. And then I figured I’d come check out your other recipes and I legit want to make everything – starting with pumpkin chocolate chip scones TOMORROW. I. CAN’T. WAIT. Thanks so much!
These are AH-maxing! By far one of my favourite flavour combinations! I’ve made them several times and they turn out so well every time. I’m wondering if I could make the dough the night before and cut them into their respective shapes and then pop them in the fridge and bake them in the morning? I need to make them for a muffin mixer at my son’s school and I don’t want to get up at the crack of dawn to do it!
Thanks so much!
These are SO good! I didn’t have enough fresh strawberries on hand so I thawed some frozen cherries and strawberries, drained them, then chopped them up. The dough was a little wet so they baked a little flat but they are so tasty! Nice lemon flavor, moist inside, a little crunchy outside… will be making these again!