Food, Sweets

Strawberry Scones with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Dip

Perfectly baked scones with fresh strawberries dipped in rich and creamy vanilla bean cream cheese. Another sweet retreat to enjoy with family and friends!

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INGREDIENTS
makes 8

Strawberry Scones

3 cups fresh strawberries, stemmed and cut into pieces
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 stick butter, chilled and chopped
1/2 tsp salt
120 ml heavy cream or milk

Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Dip

1 stick vanilla bean, seeds scraped
8 oz or 1 package of cream cheese
1-2 tbsp honey
1/4 heavy cream or milk

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease or line the baking pan with parchment paper. Wash strawberries and remove stems. Cut into pieces. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Toss chopped butter into flour mixture and combine it with a pastry scraper and your clean fingers until mixture resembles course crumbs. Add cream and mix with a rubber spatula until well combined. Slowly and gently fold in the strawberries.

3. Transfer dough to a floured surface and shape into a circular disk about 8 to 10 inches wide. Cut into 8 pieces. Sprinkle sugar on top, if desired.

4. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until slightly golden.

5. While the scones are baking, prepare the VB Cream Cheese Dip. With an electric mixer, whip all ingredients together until smooth and slightly fluffy. Cool in the fridge.

6. Remove scones from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Serve with cream cheese.

Enjoy!!!

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~Bon Appétit ~

Many thanks to the warm, friendly and talented Food Photographer – Justin De Jesus – for collaborating and working with me in this food experimental pursuits. You can check out his craft and works below:

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Au revoir!

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I start my day with coffee and end my day with wine. #fact *:) Mimi Claire, this website/blog, symbolizes my foray into the world of baking and cooking. It was born out of my childhood passion in exploring and inventing different types of original recipes with a twist. What started as a self-taught passion journey has been transformed lately into a lifework in my attempt to share my discoveries and tastes thru this channel with like-minded people all over the world. I hope to achieve the fine mix and taste in between the Filipino, Japanese and French cuisine arts in my dreams of becoming a full-fledged chef in my own café/restaurant venture someday. I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Tokyo in 2014 with a Patisserie Diploma and will continue to study French cuisine sometime soon again. I am currently attending one of Japan’s most popular cooking schools, the ABC Cooking Studio to learn more about Washoku (Japanese Traditional Cuisine) and Wagashi (Japanese Confectionery). Please bear with me in my personal journey in this life-work I have chosen for myself. xo, Claire