Strawberry Scones with Almond Glaze

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Strawberry Scones with Almond Glaze

What is it with time?

One moment, you find yourself looking at the vast future ahead of you. There is the now, and there is the then…merely an ocean of unravelled time separates these 2 places from each other…and you are perfectly okay with this, since you hold the world in your hands. Time is everything. Time gives you the space to do whatever you please…

But in the next moment you find yourself looking back – yet suddenly, everything has already happened. The ocean of time has disappeared; the scenery has changed. You don’t even remember sailing it. It just rolled away. Chances have gone, and the future still proves impossible to keep up with…you’d like to sit back and reflect a little. But time just keeps moving. You don’t like the pace, but you’ve already learned that time waits for no-one; it carries you away anyway.  Nonetheless, you carry on trusting time to suit you, time and time again…

On a small scale, this could be seen as the beginning and the end of a good song. At first you are excited to hear it, and when you actually listen to it, you just feel happiness – the moment. But the song crawls by slowly, and before you even realize where it was taking you, it comes to an end. Sure, you could hit repeat. But those first 3 minutes can never be recovered.  Everything around you will have changed a little bit more with every round of repeat, the only trace that ‘time’ ever existed is the difference between who you were then, and who you are now.

The seasons will come and go every year, but they will never see the same world.  Between the beginning and end of this cycle we find joy, decisions, unexpectedness, and bad news – life.

Time = a tunnel. A beginning and an end filled with oblivion. And it passes. Quick.

I know that my obsession with time is borderline psychotic. But IT ISS JUST SO COOL. It makes me feel all philosophical. I believe that anyone who appreciates the passing of time gets to see their trajectory throughout this vast freaking universe. And considering the size of it – that’s actually pretty cool.  Everyone likes to feel a sense of purpose. And pretty much everyone wonders why time goes so ridiculously fast too! Term time starts in 2 weeks. I could have sworn that just last week I had 4 months of holiday ahead.

And do you know what everyone else likes too?

SCONES!

Strawberry Scones with Almond Glaze

Strawberry scones specifically…

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They are quite different from traditional all butter scones (given that they were half made with yogurt), and thanks to the strawberries, they were sweet enough without any extra jam + clotted cream. But we called them scones, topped them with egg wash, vanilla glazing, and almonds, before eating them as if they were regular scones anyway. And they were brilliant.

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Scones are amazing:

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Scone ingredients:

  • 3 C flour
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ C (1 stick) salted butter
  • 1 C yogurt/buttermilk (I used yogurt)
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • 1.5 C strawberries, chopped.

Egg wash:

  • 1 large beaten egg.
  • 1 teaspoon/splash of milk.
  • 2 tbsp sugar.

For the glaze:

  • 2 C icing sugar
  • 5 tbsp milk (some recipes write 2, but I didn’t think this was enough)
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • Pinch of salt.
  • ½ C sliced almonds, toasted (in an oven at 180*C for 8 minutes)

Strawberry Scones with Almond Glaze

  1. Preheat the oven to 200*C/400F, line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the butter in small cubes and work into the mixture (you may need to use your hands) until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the milk + egg, and sugar (this is for the egg wash)
  4. Fold in the yogurt + chopped strawberries to the dry scone ingredients.
  5. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the dough into large mounds (about 12-16) onto the baking sheets. Brush with the egg wash and sugar.
  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes, checking back, and removing when they are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.
  7. To prepare glaze, in a small bowl, whisk the confectioners’ sugar with the buttermilk, almond extract, and salt. Drizzle scones with the glaze, and then top with the almonds (they should stick). Let dry for 10 minutes before serving. Scones are best when fresh.

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The smell will tease you for 35 minutes but the wait is so worth it. Enjoy ASAP.

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~ The time keeper x

“When in doubt –  ingest carbs” — Rachel Cohn

  • http://theyoopergirl.com Leigha @ The Yooper Girl

    These are beautiful!! I love scones so much. And I totally agree… time is so weird! Where does it go? Yet it seems to be so slow!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Leigha! <3 Ikr! It only seems to go fast once you're looking back on it. It can be so hard to live in the moment sometimes!

  • http://www.munatycooking.com Muna Kenny

    OMG! These scones look heavenly with those toasted almonds on top. Perfect for breakfast or even as a dessert.
    If you come to my house with these scones, I promise, we’ll be best friends for ever :)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Haha! They were heavenly! I shall mail you some 😉 (in exchange for your braided nutella bread) !

  • http://www.kickashmom.com Ashley @ Kick Ash Mom.com

    oh wow! I’ve never made a scone before but I love eating them! The glaze is the best!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      You are missing out Ashley! You can’t beat that out of the oven freshness :) Hope you are well!

  • http://www.truefemme.com Alex @ True Femme

    These look delicious and decadent! I think the weirdest thing about time is that it’s not linear and beyond the scope of our world doesn’t really exist–at least not in the way we think it does. Have you seen the movie, Lucy? I really think you might like it! I also *promise* to have a post up for you this week. I so appreciated your nomination for a Liebster award but for some reason I’ve just never been into blog awards very much, but I do have something special to thank you and to learn a few random factoids! Have a great week, beautiful!

    • http://www.truefemme.com Alex @ True Femme

      This is for you, Tash! http://tinyurl.com/mo3p33q <3

      • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

        OH MY GOODNESS YAAAY! I’ve been so excited to read this! Sorry it’s taken me so long to reply to your link! Going to get stuck now! <3

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      That’s such a good way of looking at it! It’s definitely “beyond the scope of our world” since out world is INSIDE of it…weird! Have a great week too, lovely <3

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/113218881567513163084/posts Shashi @ runninsrilankan

    YUM- I adore scones and these look delectable!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      I have a huge weakness for scones too! Thanks Sashi for your comment :)

  • http://savorymomentsblog.blogspot.com/ Amy (Savory Moments)

    These scones look so elegant and really tasty!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      They are seriously good! Thanks Amy :)

  • http://www.fortheloveofcooking.net/ Pam

    They look beautiful and delicious! Totally drool worthy!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Pam! That chicken you posted looks really tasty by the way!

  • http://www.spicysouthernkitchen.com Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen

    These scones look positively delicious with all those almonds and glaze!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Christin 😀 Yes, I blame the glaze for the addictive quality!

  • http://www.tasteandtellblog.com Deborah

    That glaze!! These look amazing!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Deborah!

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com Joanne

    It is CRAZY how fast time flies. But I guess that means we’re having fun while we’re living it, so that’s a plus, right? Gorgeous scones!!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      I guess that stops us dwelling on all of the time we have lost at least! 😉 Thanks Joanne <3 P.S. I AM IN LOVE WITH YOUR SNICKERDOODLE BARS. PERIOD.

  • http://jessicainthekitchen.com Jessica @ Jessica in the Kitchen

    I think your time theory is actually pretty cool!! Love these scones and how unique they are.

  • http://bakingamoment.com Allie | Baking a Moment

    Gorgeous! Love all that gooey glaze and the toasty almonds!

  • http://www.shelikesfood.com Isadora @ She Likes Food

    Time really is so crazy! Sometimes it just seems to fly by and other times it goes so slow and it is usually when you are wanting it to be the opposite! It is good to remember to take a minute to slow down and enjoy things while they are there! Speaking of enjoyment, these cones look amazing! I love the strawberries and almonds together, wish I had some for breakfast :)

  • http://www.primaverakitchen.com Olivia – Primavera Kitchen

    I am a sucker for strawberry scones and this one sounds perfect with the almond glaze!

  • http://trialandeater.com Kelly @ Trial and Eater

    These scones look amazing! The glaze and almonds make them look so unique. Pinned for later!