Today’s Post is from Lacey
There’s something about baking that just makes me happy. Maybe it’s a stress-reliever. Maybe it’s the delicious results. Maybe it’s getting to make something yummy for someone else.
Whatever it is, I love doing it, and I love the idea of doing it with my daughter someday.
One of the things we’ll definitely make together will be scones. They’re easy, delicious, and perfect for hospitality–great to share over a cup of coffee or tea with a friend. And these strawberry scones from Laura at Sweet Savory Planet definitely don’t disappoint! As an extra treat, they would be even more fun to do with your daughter!
For step by step pictures and instructions, you should definitely check out Laura’s site! But here, I’m going to help you make it even more enjoyable by telling how you could do it with your daughters!
Here’s what you’ll need:
flour (I ended up adding about a cup more than what the original recipe called for, so I would suggest adding a little at a time)
powdered sugar (for the glaze)
**Keep all of your cold ingredients cold as long as possible–it helps your scones turn out even better!!
Ready? Let’s get started!
1. Puree strawberries, lemon juice, and sugar in a food processor. Simply cut the tops off your strawberries and pulse them a few times in the food processor (if you don’t have one, just give them a good chop!) with the lemon juice and sugar.
–Let your daughter be the one to push the pulse button 5 or 6 times if you have a food processor. If she’s anything like me, she’ll love that part!
2. Mix cream, vanilla, and the egg in a separate bowl. While your baby girl is pushing the pulse button, get all of the liquid ingredients in a separate bowl and give them a good whisk. When she’s done with the strawberries, mix them in, too.
–Let your daughter finish mixing the wet ingredients all together, while you start measuring out the dry ones.
3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Put these in another bowl while your daughter is mixing the wet, and give them a good stir to combine everything
4. Add the wet to the dry. Pour all the wet ingredients into the dry ones, and then mix them together until all the liquid is combined. Your mixture will be a little crumbly, but that’s a good thing!
–Let your daughter lick the spoon (that’s half the reason for baking, right?)
5. Shape the dough. Here’s where all the messy fun begins.
–Flour your hands and your daughters, and use them to shape the dough (you can either do a circle, or a rectangle).
Then, use a sharp knife to cut the dough into the size of scones you want.
–While you’re cutting, have your daughter pour just a little cream into a small bowl.
6. Brush the scones with the cream.
–Let your daughter sprinkle sugar all over the top of the scones (and if she adds on a little extra, that’s a good thing, right?)
7.Bake the scones for 22-24 minutes on 400.
–Let your daughter clean up the entire mess (I’m totally kidding…unless she enjoys that kind of thing, and then you should be very thankful!!)
8. Get the icing ready. Mix together a cup of powdered sugar with a tiny bit of vanilla and about two tablespoons of cream.
–Let your daughter go icing crazy! The more the better!
And there you have it! Delicious, fresh, amazing strawberry scones! Not only do you get to reward yourself with a sweet treat, you also have a sweet memory to treasure. Want to make it even better? Teach her the gift of hospitality by inviting some mommy/daughter friends–plus, that keeps me from eating all the extras!
Lacey Wilcox lives in the Panhandle of Texas with her husband, Kade and sweet baby, Selah, where they manage Panfork Baptist Camp. Lacey writes about adventures in marriage, mommy-hood, and camp life at her blog.