If you've ever had a craving for scones, these are so easy to make at home! These strawberry orange scones have a light vanilla glaze on them that makes them perfectly sweet.
The first time I had homemade scones was when I was in Italy studying abroad. My roommate decided to make us scones for breakfast. I remember thinking that it was awfully bold of her to try to make something as difficult as scones.
Vanilla Glazed Strawberry Orange Scones
She made us lemon blueberry scones and I tell you, they were some of the best scones I've ever had. What made them SO good was the zesty lemon glaze she whipped up. This girl was quite the superstar in the kitchen and we always had such yummy food. I think I was finally convinced that scones couldn't be hard to make because she made them in our bare bones kitchen in Italy, without any fancy gadgets!
So luckily, it turns out I was totally wrong. Scones are so flippin' easy to make. It's pretty remarkable actually. I must have this idea in my head from my days of making brownies or muffins out of a box. I totally used to freak out about baking anything from scratch. My how things change 😉
So, the moral of the story is that it's totally easy to make scones and there's no fancy equipment needed. You just need to be willing to get your hands a little dirty and you're all set. Although, I will say that making scones is even easier when you have a fancy pastry cutter, but I just recently bought this one (affiliate link).
My favorite part about these scones is definitely how light they are. I like to make large scones, so one will definitely fill you up. But if you wanted to make them smaller, that's the best part about them being formed by hand. You can make them as big or small as you want! For this brunch that I threw, smaller ones would've made a lot of sense because we had so much other good food!
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter, cut into chunks
- ¾ cup chopped fresh strawberries
- Zest from one medium orange
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- ½ cup + 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- Juice from one medium orange
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ½ heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a large bowl stir together flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, salt and orange zest.
- Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Gently toss in fresh strawberries.
- Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.
- In a medium bowl stir together eggs and the creamer.
- Add egg mixture to flour mixture all at once.
- Gently stir just until moistened.
- Turn dough out onto a generously floured surface.
- Knead dough by folding and gently pressing it 5 to 7 times, turning dough a quarter turn after each fold. Transfer to a lightly floured parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Pat or lightly roll dough into a ¾-inch-thick circle. Cut circle into wedges and pull apart slightly. (You can also form the scones with your hands)
- Brush wedges with additional creamer.
- Bake about 16 minutes or until golden.
- While scones are cooling, prepare icing. Mix together orange juice and creamer. Then gradually add powdered sugar until consistency is slightly thick but still can be poured over scones.
- Once scones have cooled slightly, pour icing over.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g
The next time you need an easy breakfast recipe, go ahead and make this one your go to!