I came up with this recipe for Valentine's Day. I wanted to have pink scones and pink strawberry butter. As it turned out I didn't have strawberries at home, all I had was frozen mixed berries. So, we got purple scones and purple butter instead.
They tasted really good PLUS the color was pretty cool.
I know, I know, I need to invest in a better digital camera. My poor old thing just doesn't do the color justice. At least you get the idea!
Berry Scones with Berry Honey Butter
1/2 cup diced berries, thawed and drained (or fresh)
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp cream
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
6 Tbsp butter, chilled
Berry Honey Butter
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup mixed berries (thawed and drained if you used frozen)
3 Tbsp honey
Preheat oven to 375. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a food processor, mix together first 3 ingredients (berries, sugar, cream) until smooth. Mix in egg and vanilla. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Cut in chilled butter into mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add the berry mixture to the flour mixture. Stir until dough barely comes together.
Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet OR gently pour out dough onto a lightly floured surface and pat to about 1 inch thickness. Cut out using cookie cutters, then place on cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 for 15 - 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve warm or room temp.
Directions for butter: Whip butter with beaters until fluffy. Add berries and honey and beat only until berries are mixed through the butter. Do not over mix.
Mmmm....look at all that berry goodness!
You can store the unused butter in the fridge but remember to bring it back up to room temperature before serving.
I think this butter would be fantastic served on pancakes, or french toast, or...well, pretty much anything.
And, the scones are very moist and sweet. Great with tea in the afternoon, or breakfast, or late night snack, or... well, pretty much anytime.
When strawberries are back in season I want to make these with only strawberries to see how pink they are. Until then these purple ones will have to do.
I will do my best to suffer through.