This is not the first (nor will it be the last) strawberry-related recipe you’ll see on this blog. I absolutely love strawberries and I thoroughly enjoy trying new recipes which feature them. As I was flipping through my July edition of Bon Appétit, I came across a delightful section devoted to tasty frozen treats.
I totally love making ice cream here in my kitchen. There is something so pure and delicious about a well-made batch of rich ice cream. I don’t have to wonder what sort of preservatives might be lurking beneath the surface, nor do I have to consider how many artificial flavors are taking the place of good, clean ingredients.
This last Sunday was the second week of the farmers market here in Omaha and it was a gorgeous day. Just a week ago, the sky was overcast and there was a biting wind slapping us in the face. Not a fun trip to the market at all. The start of the farmers market always gets me excited because it signifies the beginning of strawberry season. In fact, my strawberries in the garden are starting to flower as I type this…
Now, we didn’t see any this last Sunday, but it’s okay, as I had picked up a container of organic strawberries from Whole Foods. They were plump and flavorful, and I knew I wanted to make scones with them. Luckily, one of my favorite websites, The Kitchn, had the same idea!
These scones were destined for dessert, but of course would be great as a breakfast or brunch item. You could even substitute different fresh fruits for the strawberries. I think they would be lovely with fresh blueberries, chopped fresh peaches, or even fresh apricots.
Scones are probably some of the easiest baked goods to make. If you consider yourself kitchen-challenged, scones are definitely do-able.