Friday, March 12, 2010

Strawberry and Rosemary Scones

Strawberry Rosemary Scones

Short post today. A couple weeks ago, I saw Giada make these scones. So I wanted to make these scones. I love the combination of savory rosemary with sweet strawberry jam (my favorite is from Harry's Berries). To make life easier, I made them in the food processor. They came out more like cookies, but still delicious. They were even better the next day after spending the night in an airtight container and they go really well with green tea.

Strawberry and Rosemary Scones
(Adapted from Giada de Laurentiis)

Makes 5-6 scones

1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup heavy cream
Strawberry jam

Place an oven rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper. Set aside.

In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the flour, sugar, baking powder, rosemary, salt, and butter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.

Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl. Gradually stir in the cream until the mixture forms a dough. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough until it's 1/2-inch thick.

Using a 3-inch cookie cutter, cut out pieces of dough and put on the prepared baking sheet. Gently knead together any leftover pieces of dough and roll out to 1/2-inch thick. Cut the dough into more circles and add to the baking sheet.

Using an index finger or a small, round measuring spoon, gently make an indentation in the center of each pastry heart. Spoon a heaped 1/2 teaspoon of jam into each indentation.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Transfer the cooked scones onto a wire rack and cool for 30 minutes.

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Eliana said...

I saw her make these too and they are on my to be baked list. Yours look like they came out wonderful :)

Erica said...

These totally look like a peperidge farm cookie! mmmm. Happy weekend Esi!

La Bella Cooks said...

I really enjoyed these as well but I could not get my husband to even try them! I had made a rosemary biscotti a while back that did not go over to well with him so I think I may have ruined it in regards to anything 'rosemary'.
These look delicious to me!

vanillasugarblog said...

I thought they were a cookie too! But they look so good. Would it be gross if I added a pat of butter on there?

Joie de vivre said...

Scones are a personal weakness. I may make some tonight for dessert!

Kerstin said...

I'm intrigued by the strawberry/rosemary combo - they sound really good! I love scones too!

Unknown said...

that combination sounds lovely!! definitely a perfect accompaniment to tea :)

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

i love the jam on top of these scones they almost look like thumbprint cookies. i never have luck with giada's recipes they don't turn out well for me but i might give this one a try =)

Jenn said...

This would be great for pre-brunch appetizer. hehe...

Memória said...

They look yummy. I'm not usually crazy about scones because they're usually too hard. Were these soft or hard?

lisaiscooking said...

Your scone looks so delicious, and I'm looking at this before breakfast--really need breakfast now!

Janet said...

These are beautiful! I need an excuse to make them. :)

Diana said...

Did someone say... green tea??

I think these might be too cookie-like for right now, but come spring, I'll be ready for 'em! :)

Simones Kitchen said...

Interesting flavor combination for scones but sounds delicious nontheless!