100% Whole Wheat Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Pure Vanilla Glaze | Strawberry Shortcake Day

I made these long ago when the strawberry season was at its peak but never got around to posting it. :) Recently I was cleaning up my data & then realized that I totally forgot to blog about them. :)

 

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

Then I thought why not schedule for the Strawberry Shortcake Day on 14th June!

 

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

Since January this year, I’ve been making recipes with smaller & simpler helping which are sweet & fattening but moderately so. I am not making them TOO healthy, sugar-free, etc but I’m trying to cut the portion size so that we indulge. But, only a little!

 

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

So I chose to make shortcake with a twist. I made some strawberry scones as they are similar to a shortcake base!

 

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

I made a tried & tasted recipe from Smitten Kitchen with some few changes of my own. I added basil leaves. Did I tell you they are my new-found love.

 

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

I halved the recipe, substituted flour with whole wheat flour & used vanilla glaze for the extra zing and to mimic a shortcake whipped cream. :)

 

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

For sometime, I’ve been meaning to start using The Vanilla Bean. Finally I took the plunge here. I had no idea what the glaze with real vanilla seeds should look like and I am not sure if the seeds should be so clearly visible in a glaze.

 

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

But what I do know is that we loved it! The taste was real real Vanilla & just perfect to go with the scones.

 

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

Overall I think this was a perfect sweet-after-dinner nights. Just pop one or two with some fresh strawberries, topped with glaze.

 

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

I would surely like to try these with some more fresh berries of season – may be mulberries, raspberries, blueberries! So many options, so many possibilities!

 

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

Strawberry Shortcake Scones with Vanilla Glaze

Recipe Source – minimally adapted from Smitten Kitchen

Ingredients –

  • 1 Cup – Wheat Flour
  • ½ Tbsp – Baking Powder
  • 1 ½ Tbsp – Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ tsp – Salt
  • 3 Tbsps (42.5gms) – Unsalted Butter, chilled & grated using a box grater
  • ½ Cup – Ripe strawberries, quartered/ halved
  • 1 Tbsp – Basil Leaves, chopped
  • ½ Cup – Heavy Cream

Method –

  1. Pre-heat oven to 220 C. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together.
  3. Add butter using a pastry blender, I used my potato masher, breaking it up until the mixture resembles a crumbly meal with tiny pea-sized bits of butter about.
  4. Gently stir in strawberries & basil leaves to coat them with dry ingredients.
  5. Add in the cream. You can use a rubber spatula to gently lift & turn ingredients over each other. When you have mixed it as best you can with a spatula, knead the dough once or twice only to get one mass. Do not worry about even mixing, it is important not to over-work the batter.
  6. Generously flour the counter. With as few movements as possible, transfer the dough to the counter. Generously flour the top of the dough. Now using your hands or a rolling-pin, gently press or roll the dough out to a ¾” thickness.
  7. Using a floured cookie cutter or the rim of a drinking glass, pressing straight down. Do not twist as you cut. Transfer the scones to the prepared baking sheet, leaving a couple of inches space between each. You can re-roll the scraps of the dough. The dough may feel slightly dry but it will bake wonderfully once the strawberries release their juices.
  8. Bake the scones for 12-15 minutes, until bronzed at the edges & the strawberry juices are trickling out of the scones in places. Cool in the pan for a minute, and then transfer to a cooling rack.
  9. When they reach at room temp, pour vanilla glaze. Before pouring, place a rimmed sheet to catch any dripping glaze. Serve fresh with cut strawberries.

Vanilla Glaze

Recipe Source – minimally adapted from Sweetapolita

Ingredients –

  • 1-2 Tbsps – Whole Milk
  • ½ Cup – Confectioner’s Sugar
  • 1 – Vanilla Bean, split & scraped

Method –

  1. Split the bean & scrape seeds into the milk. Let it sit in a spouted container such as a pyrex cup for about an hour.
  2. Add confectioner’s sugar gradually whisking, until you get desired consistency.
  3. Ensure it is not too runny or it won’t dry white on cake and will run off too quickly.
  4. Once the scones have cooled, pour over the scones.

Sending this to –

  1. Black & White Wednesday # 88 hosted by Sreevalli. BWW is an event started by Susan, now managed by Cinzia.
  2. Bake Fest # 20 hosted by My Home Mantra, event strated by Vardhini
  3. Sending this to Color Me White photography series by Priya.
  4. What’s with my Cuppa 2 by Nupur