I am super spoiled by my husband Ryan who cooks us a hearty breakfast every single day. Eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, waffles, hand cut hashbrowns, just all the breakfast food. He makes the best breakfast food ever but I know he doesn’t always feel like cooking, so sometimes I’ll bake something yummy for us to eat for breakfast to give him a little break.
I’ve been wanting to make scones for a couple weeks and came up with the idea for Valentines scones because its almost Valentines Day! I’m a typical girl in that I love Valentines Day and usually try to come up with all sorts of cute or fun ideas to celebrate it with Ryan. I had actually never made scones before so I looked up a few basic recipes and modified them to make them a little healthier and Valentines-y!! I thought it would be so awesome if the scones were pink, but I don’t like artificial food coloring, so I had the thought to add strawberry jam (homemade by my lovely mother!) right into the batter to make them pink!! Genius right?! Not really.. Haha, the dough actually did have a subtle pink color, but hardly noticeable when they had finished baking. The frosting was pinker, so that was good! I’d still add the jam though for that delicious strawberry flavor. I also tried to form them into hearts…You can skip that step if you want. Its hard for things like this to retain the shape. Some of them did look like hearts, which was adorable.. But some just looked like regular triangular scones. We enjoyed these for breakfast this morning, and Ryan especially appreciated not having to cook breakfast! Although I’m not sure if he cared about the fact that they were pink and heart shaped. 😉 If you have kids, they will love it though! Here’s the recipe!
Notes About This Recipe- I’ve had some scones that were really soft and biscuit-like, and some scones that were hard and more like biscotti! These are more biscuit like. Really soft, but still yummy. We speculated that if we were able to cook them longer they would have gotten a little harder, but with our RV camper oven, its impossible to bake things perfectly without it burning, and we have to cook things at a lower temperature. (I actually had to flip them halfway through so they’d cook evenly…) If you follow this recipe, let me know if yours came out soft, or hard! I’m really curious if its the recipe or our sad oven. 😉 Regardless of texture, the taste is great! I also used sugar free jam. The sweetness level will depend on how much sugar is in your jam. You may want to adjust it according to your taste if its really sweet! Leave off the frosting for a sugar free treat, or add it if you wish! I put this recipe in the regular dessert category as well as the low sugar category because it could easily go either way!
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tbs baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into chunks
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tbs honey
- 3/4 cup strawberry jam or preserves (I used sugar free)
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup diced strawberries
- Optional Icing:
- 1 tbs strawberry jam
- 3 tbs cream
- 1 tbs milk
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- Mix all dry ingredients, minus the chocolate chips.
- Add your butter chunks and cut them in until they are small crumbles in your flour mixture.
- Whip your eggs, cream, jam, and honey together.
- Add the wet mixture to your dry ingredients and mix.
- Fold in the strawberries and mini chocolate chips.
- On a floured surface, make a flattened circle out of your dough a little less than an inch tall.
- Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut the circle into 12 equal triangular pieces.
- Pull them apart and form the end into a heart shape, if desired.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Mix glaze ingredients and drizzle over your scones after they're out of the oven. I used a plastic squeeze bottle which made it easy!
Here are some photos of the process!