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When strawberries are in season, my family wants to eat them with every meal. We slice them for topping pancakes, eat them in salads, drink strawberry smoothies, and of course make all kinds of strawberry desserts.
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Best Ever Strawberry Scones

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 6


  • 3 ¼ cups of sliced strawberries
  • 2 limes zest 2, juice 1
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour plus extra for dusting
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 7 tbsp cubed cold butter + extra for greasing
  • ½ cup + 1 tbsp buttermilk
  • For Serving: powdered sugar whipped cream, and honey


  • Place the sliced strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle with ¼ cup of sugar, the zest of one lime and the lime juice.
  • Drizzle honey over the mixture. Set aside to marinate.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • Use the extra butter to grease an 8-inch round baking pan.
  • Sift together the baking powder, salt, flour, and remaining sugar into a bowl.
  • Add the remaining lime zest and butter, quickly kneading the mixture into a course crumb.
  • Pour the buttermilk in splashes as you continue to knead, continuing until you end up with a soft dough.
  • (Don’t knead too much or too little at this stage- if your dough ends up too course, crumby, or hard,
  • add a splash of buttermilk and continue to knead until it is malleable again.)
  • On a flour-dusted surface, pat your dough into a square sheet that is ¼ inch thick.
  • Sprinkle with half of the marinated strawberries, making sure to spread them so that you have a single layer of berries.
  • Leave a 1-inch strip empty at one edge of the sheet.
  • Starting at the opposite edge, roll up the dough.
  • Slice the roll into six pieces and place them upright in the greased baking pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until browned. Let cool for five minutes.
  • Garnish with the remaining strawberries and powdered sugar.
  • Drizzle scones with honey and add a dollop of whipped cream.