Two Peas and Their Pod

Red, White, & Blue Scones

We are currently in Illinois visiting my family for the 4th of July weekend. It is so good to be home. We are going to swim, play tennis, cook, bake, eat, and relax all weekend. I am overdue for some rest and relaxation and there is no place like home for a nice relaxing vacation. If you are looking for a festive 4th of July breakfast treat, try these Red, White, and Blue Scones. They are perfect for the 4th!

The sweet cream scones are filled with fresh blueberries and strawberries. You can’t go wrong with berries on the 4th of July. I cut the scones into star shapes to make the scones extra festive. If you don’t have a star cookie cutter, you can use a regular biscuit cutter. When the scones were finished baking I drizzled white chocolate over the tops. I had the red and blue in the scones and needed to finish them off with the white. Plus, you can’t go wrong with a good white chocolate drizzle.

Celebrate the 4th of July with Red, White, and Blue Scones. They are a great way to kick-off the holiday!

I am obsessed with dishes and I recently stumbled across the website Rosanna. You have to check it out. I am in love with ALL of their dishes. The cake stand I used in this post is from Rosanna. If you are looking for fun, unique, and beautiful dishes/tableware make sure you check out their site. I want to order one of everything!

Have a great 4th of July weekend and be safe!

Red, White, & Blue Scones

Yield: 12 scones

Cook Time: 12-14 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and chilled
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup fresh chopped strawberries
1 large egg
3/4 cup cold heavy cream, plus extra cream to brush the tops
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling on top of shortcakes
1/2 cup white chocolate chips, melted-for drizzling

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat.

2. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Drop in the butter and, using your fingers, toss to coat the pieces of butter with flour. Use your fingers or a pastry blender, cut and rub the butter into the dry ingredients. You will have some small pea size pieces of butter and that is fine. Gently stir in the blueberries and strawberries.

3. In a small glass measuring cup or bowl, whisk together the egg, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Pour mixture over the dry ingredients and stir with a spatula just until the dough comes together. Carefully knead the dough by hand, just until the dough comes together.

4. Lightly dust a work surface with flour and turn out the dough. Pat the dough into a circle. Gently roll out the dough. You want the dough to be about an inch thick. Cut the dough into star shapes using a cookie cutter. Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Lightly brush the scones with cream and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.

5. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer shortcakes to a rack and cool to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, drizzle each scone with white chocolate. Let stand until chocolate is dry.

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60 Responses to “Red, White, & Blue Scones”

  1. 1
    Amy — July 1, 2011 @ 3:39 am

    These look delicious! Of course you can’t go wrong with a white chocolate drizzle, it is practically unpatriotic to go without :)

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    CZARMhousex — July 1, 2011 @ 5:43 am

    They look toothsome :D

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — July 1, 2011 @ 6:13 am

    These are so cute and they look delicious! Have a wonderful weekend with your family:-)

  4. 4

    The 2nd pic, with the berries and white choc chips..that’s all I need.

    Wouldnt even need to turn on the oven and bake the scones. They look gorgeous, of course :)

    Happy 4th! I posted a R,W, & B post but your recipe is way prettier than mine :)

  5. 5

    Yummy!! Those sound fabulous!! I will definitely have to try them VERY soon :)

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — July 1, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    gasp! the little stars are SO cute! i love this idea, and can’t imagine it could taste anything but wonderful!

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    MARIA these are one of the cutest 4th of July food creations I’ve seen yet! Love them!!!

  8. 8

    These look so festive! Great idea with the stars!! Ok, they look pretty darn good to eat, too!

  9. 9

    White chocolate chip drizzle…simple but genius – what a perfect idea for this weekend! Enjoy your family visit!

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    Deborah — July 1, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    These would be perfect for the 4th! Have fun in Illinois!

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    kelley — July 1, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    Happy 4th to you and Josh. Have a great trip and so glad you get to relax!

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    Mrs. Fish — July 1, 2011 @ 9:27 am

    So festive and fun! I love the idea of making them star shaped!

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — July 1, 2011 @ 9:29 am

    A perfect 4th of July breakfast. Have a great trip!

  14. 14

    SO beautiful- I absolutely love the star shaped scones! :)

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    Amanda — July 1, 2011 @ 9:36 am

    Love these Maria!!

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — July 1, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    Super cute for this weekend!!

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    TidyMom — July 1, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    how CUTE are those star scones!!!

    Have a great 4th!!!

    See you next week!!

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    Jenny Flake — July 1, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    How adorable are these?! Fun 4th food!

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    Angela@RecipesFromMyMom — July 1, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    So festive and patriotic! Gets my mind whirling with all kinds of ideas for other holidays.

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    Erica — July 1, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    Glad you’re having fun on the trip! Family time is the best. These scones are so cute!! I love that you made them into stars :)

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    Courtney — July 1, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    Love scones! Wow, Rosanna’s is beautiful! Thanks for the recommendation :) Have a great 4th!

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    susan — July 1, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    scones of any color rock my boat! so cute!

  23. 23

    I love the stars, what a great idea, and I could gobble up every last scone on that beautiful dish!

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    Cupcake Activist — July 1, 2011 @ 11:55 am

    I love that they’re heart-shaped!

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    Cookbook Queen — July 1, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    Perfect 4th of July breakfast!! I’m off to check out those dishes!!

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    Georgia Pellegrini — July 1, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    These are gorgeous!

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    Amanda — July 1, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    These will be great for the 4th!!! Have fun visiting your family!

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    Lucy Lean — July 1, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    Happy 4th and thanks for the star scones – great idea

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    Joanne — July 1, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    You definitely deserve the rest, girl! Have fun! These look so good. they are filled with my favorite berries!

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    Sarah — July 1, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

    So cute. What a great idea for breakfast!

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    Sue — July 1, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

    I”m ready to dig in! Delicious and festive! Happy 4 th!

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    Donna — July 1, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

    I’m making these for our Fourth of July breakfast!

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    Memoria — July 1, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    These scones look like a good recipe for even the billions of people who are NOT celebrating the 4th of July because they’re so full of fruit and sweetness. Lovely photos as usual!

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    Kim Maselbas — July 1, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

    Looks yummy, I just might make them this weekend. Have a fun time here in Illinois! It sure turned hot out there today. We are in the northwest burbs heading to our town’s carnival. Happy 4th!

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    Celeste — July 1, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful scones. I just started following your blog and am so excited to try your recipes. My children and I just made these for a snack. They were fantastic!

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    jess☆ — July 1, 2011 @ 8:54 pm

    Wow that dough looks good enough to eat raw! Love the combo of berries and white chocolate :)

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — July 1, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    These are festive and patriotic in every way! Love them :)

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    Katie — July 1, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

    The white icing on these scones really elevates them to the next level. I love all the Fourth of July recipes that have been coming out this weekend!

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    LIz — July 1, 2011 @ 11:05 pm

    I didn’t know you were from Illinois! I have family out there – quad cities area. Enjoy your home time :)

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    Kerstin — July 2, 2011 @ 11:22 am

    So festive – love the fun star shapes and all the berries you squeezed in them!

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