Summertime Strawberry-Lemonade Scones

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Summertime Strawberry-Lemonade Scones

1 cup fresh supersweet corn
1/2 cup sour cream
1 large egg
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice + 1 1/2 teaspoons, divided use
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cornmeal, plus additional for dusting
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup coarsely chopped strawberries
1/3 cup confectioners's sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

In a food processor or blender, blend corn and sour cream until pureed.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together corn puree, egg, granulated sugar, vanilla, lemon zest and 2 tablespoons lemon juice until well combined.

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt; whisk in cornmeal until combined. Knead in butter using fingertips or forks until well incorporated and mixture starts to clump together and form pea-size lumps. Stir buttery-flour mixture into corn mixture until just combined. Stir in strawberries until just combined. Chill dough in refrigerator or freezer until firm - about 20 minutes.

Place dough on a surface lightly dusted with cornmeal and form an 8-inch round; slice into 10 triangles. Transfer triangles to cookie sheets. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool scones on wire racks. Drizzle with glaze.

To make the glaze, stir together remaining 1 teaspoon lemon juice and confectioners' sugar in a small bowl until well combined.

Makes 10 scones

31 comments:

  1. Yum! How interesting. I bet the texture is great. So creative!

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  2. That sweet corn sounds like an incredible secret ingredient that no one would ever guess. I like your creativity with these scones.

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  3. I love using cornmeal in my shortcake biscuits when making strawberry shortcake, so I can see how an escalated corn flavor would make these great. Speaking of scones, actually, I just had the most amazing one ever yesterday! Now I'm on a scone kick, so I may need to make these soon. Ah, I am so scatter brained today. Oh, one more thing! I was traveling this week and our pilot was letting us know as we passed over each state - thought of you when he told us we were flying over Springfield, MO!

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  4. first the thumbprints, now these, I love the strawberry + lemonade flavorings! yummy!

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  5. I have never had a scone!!

    I am going to make some this spring/summer for a tea party I am planning.

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  6. I am so so so craving the taste of summer! Yup these scones most definitely need to be made SOON.

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  7. What an awesome idea to add corn! So creative! I'll bet they taste spectacular, of course.

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  8. These definitely make me think summer. They're gorgeous!

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  9. i am obsessed with raspberry lemonade. I cannot get enough of it. And have wanted to turn that drink into a cookie or scone. You nailed this one. Love it

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  10. Liz, that's so cute! Yup, I was here. :) A cornmeal strawbery shortcake sounds fabulous.

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  11. So good the idea to add corn! I'm sure these scones have a great texture, I like my scones when they are a little bit crumbly! Plus, with strawberries, it's probable as good as I think it is...

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  12. Emily ! you made me so hungry :( i want them allll !!

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  13. Such a creative recipe! Gorgeous, too... and I'm sure absolutely delicious :).

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  14. Well, that sounds just like summer in a scone right there! Your strawberry photo is especially gorgeous. :-)

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  15. Wow, this is a really great idea, Em! I want to try these.

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  16. Woaow! They look just stunning! I can feel the sunlight shining from them!! ^^

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  17. Strawberries? Sweet corn? Lemonade? All at once!? Can't beat it.
    You're so creative. x

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  18. i love the idea of the corn in the mix. delicious!

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  19. you are such a great recipe creator! these are so unique!

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  20. i've become obsessed with making scones lately, although have not yet mastered it. i love your idea for strawberry lemonade (which is one of the best summer drinks)! i'm going to have to try these...maybe this weekend for mother's day! :)

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  21. you've actually managed to make scones appealing, emily, and that's no small feat! great flavors. :)

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  22. This looks like the perfect summer treat to get any day started in the right direction.

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  23. These look A.Mazing!!! I would run to my kitchen right now to make them if I had super sweet corn. Delicious!!!

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  24. I made these for Mother's Day and they received rave reviews. They are so light and moist...unlike a lot of scones that you can get at professional bakeries. Thank you for the recipe...I will definitely be making these again!

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  25. I am so so so craving the taste of summer! Yup these scones most definitely need to be made SOON.

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  26. they look really amazing! I'm waiting for the first strawberries to make your scones :)

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  27. These look amazing! I love strawberry and anything made with them. This looks like the perfect way to start a morning.

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