Growing Chefs! Ontario Strawberry Chocolate Chip Scones

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Scones

Our scones recipe is creamy, dreamy, and oh so flaky! Chocolate and strawberries are a classic combination, but feel free to substitute a different fruit if desired, or just omit the chocolate chips if you are not a chocolate and fruit fan.
Serves 12
2 cups strawberries, diced1 tablespoon lemon juice2 cups all-purpose flour2 tablespoons white sugar, plus extra for dusting1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons 35% cream1/2 cup chocolate chips
Measuring cupsMeasuring spoonsBowls, various sizesCutting boardWhiskRolling pinPastry brushParchment paperBaking sheetWooden spoonClean dish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mis en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Remove the stem from the strawberries, and dice them finely. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze out the juice. Measure out 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and toss the strawberries in the lemon juice in a bowl.

Measure out the dry ingredients into a bowl; the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Mix together with a whisk.

Cut the butter into small cubes and place it into the dry ingredients. Using your fingers, break down the butter into small pieces about the size of peas. Continue until all the butter is incorporated into small chunks of the flour.

Add the cream to the dry ingredients and stir it together slowly with a spoon to form a shaggy dough. Add the strawberries and chocolate chips, and continue to stir together to make a dough.

Fold the dough 1 – 2 times until it is cohesive, but do not overwork the dough. Cut the dough in half and flatten the dough into 2 discs and wrap it with plastic wrap, and let sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Lightly flour a clean surface and roll the dough out into a round about 1 inch thick with a rolling pin. Cut the dough into 6 pieces like a pie, and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Get Cooking!

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Brush the top of the scones with a bit of 35% cream, and sprinkle with extra sugar.

Bake the scones for 16 – 18 minutes, until they are golden brown.