Tuesday, June 5, 2012

strawberry basil scones

In an effort promote the consumption of the two flats of strawberries my mom, two brothers and I picked this past week, I went looking through my pinterest collection of recipes and came across strawberry basil scones. Perfect.

Strawberry Basil Scones
adapted from happyyolks.com

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into chunks
1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons minced basil
1/2 cup coconut milk (or regular milk)
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In large bowl, stir together dry ingredients. Add butter and stir. Then combine basil and strawberries. 
In medium bowl, stir together eggs and milk. Add egg mixture to flour mixture all at once. Stir together until everything is moist. 

Turn dough onto parchment covered baking sheet. Press in 1 inch thick circle and cut into 8 wedges. Brush with extra milk and sprinkle with sugar. Freeze for up to 20 minutes before baking. Baking for 15 - 20 minutes, until golden brown. 

Verdict: I think they could have used more basil. Perhaps double the amount. 

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