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Strawberry Ricotta Scones

Strawberry Ricotta Scones

Josh does most of the grocery shopping now that we have Caleb. It is easier for him to stop at the store on his way home from work than for me to take Caleb during the day. I always give Josh a list of what we need for the week. He does a pretty good job at sticking to list, but sometimes he comes home with “surprise” items like toffee bars, Golden Puffs, or donuts. Well, this week he came home with a good surprise-strawberries. They were on sale and looked really good so he picked up a couple of packages. Good job, honey! I used some of the strawberries to make Strawberry Ricotta Scones.

Strawberry Ricotta Scones Recipe

I love baking scones and enjoy trying new recipes. I had some ricotta cheese that needed to be used and decided to add the cheese to my scone dough. The result was amazing! The scones are moist, with a tender and delicate crumb. There is a hint of lemon and burst of strawberry in every bite. These scones are perfect for spring. We enjoyed them for breakfast, but they would also be good as a snack or dessert. I can easily see myself topping a scone with whipped cream and extra strawberries for dessert. Next time:)

Pick up some strawberries at the market, or have your significant other do the shopping, and make these Strawberry Ricotta Scones. They are the perfect weekend breakfast treat! Have a great weekend everyone!

Strawberry Ricotta Scones

Strawberry Ricotta Scones

Yield: 8 scones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup ricotta cheese (I use low-fat)
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons lemon zest
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
Milk or heavy cream, for brushing the scones
Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling on scones


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat and set aside.

2. Whisk together the egg, buttermilk, lemon juice, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add the ricotta cheese and whisk until combined. There will still be a few lumps. Set aside.

3. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and lemon zest. Rub together with your fingers until fragrant. In another large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lemon sugar mixture. Add the butter pieces to the flour mixture and toss with a fork just until the butter is coated with flour. Using a pastry cutter, fork, or your hands, cut the butter into the flour until you have a mixture of pea-sized or slightly larger clumps of butter and flour.

4. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir with a spatula until just combined. Don’t overmix the dough. Gently fold in the strawberries. Turn out the dough onto a well floured space and gently and shortly knead the dough. If the dough is too sticky, you can add a little bit of flour as you knead. Pat the dough down into a disk, about 1/2 inch thick. Cut the dough into 8 wedges or cut into rounds with a biscuit or cookie cutter.

5. Transfer the scones to the prepared baking sheet and brush with milk or heavy cream. Sprinkle scones with turbinado sugar. Bake for about 15-20 mins, or until the scones are golden brown. Let cool on a wire rack and serve.

Note-the dough is sticky due to the ricotta cheese. You might have to add more flour when kneading. Just try to be gentle and not overwork the dough.

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91 Responses to “Strawberry Ricotta Scones”

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  1. Margarita — April 20, 2012 @ 5:13 am

    I love scones… Eating them and baking them both. These look lovely! I can only imagine how delicious these are with the ricotta and lemon.

  2. Heather @ Heater's Dish — April 20, 2012 @ 5:21 am

    I love that these have ricotta in them…it’s such a delicious cheese!

  3. What a nice husband! 😀 Bringing home surprises are always so fun (donuts…smart man)…and strawberries…the best! I’ve been eating a so many! I love this time of year for the fresh produce. Yum! But, these scones look amazing. What a perfect breakfast (or dessert)!

  4. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 20, 2012 @ 6:43 am

    I had some fantastic strawberries this week. What a great way to use them!

  5. Kathryn — April 20, 2012 @ 6:51 am

    A lovely way to use strawberries, so light and summery!

  6. Jersey Girl Cooks — April 20, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    Adding the ricotta was a great idea! I have never made scones and I keep seeing all these great recipes for them.

  7. Becki's Whole Life — April 20, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    Love the idea of ricotta in scones. The strawberries look so pretty in them (pretty little white plate, too!)

  8. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} — April 20, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    Strawberries ARE a wonderful surprise. These scones look as pretty as they do delicious. Well done!

  9. Aggie — April 20, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    Strawberries are definitely a good surprise :)

    These look great. I love that you added ricotta!! MMmmmmm

  10. Blog is the New Black — April 20, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    I love sberry scones but I’ve never thought to add ricotta!

  11. Looks delicious and I LOVE that white plate!

  12. I think they sound great, hubby does the groceries here too, only because I always find things I need.

  13. Marian (Sweetopia) — April 20, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    Those do sound delicious! I need to try these!

  14. Erica — April 20, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    They look just perfect! Strawberry picking here opened recently and I’ve been meaning to go!

  15. Traci — April 20, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    Josh is amazing. Mine got fired from solo grocery shopping. He kept bringing home too many extras. :) These scones look delicious and I love that you used ricotta cheese. Ricotta is delicious!

  16. Angie — April 20, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    Our “best” strawberry season is already over :( These look amazing though. I love scones!

  17. Fantastic recipe! I love anything with strawberries! Your scones sound delish!

  18. KitchenSisters — April 20, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    Lovely idea! Think strawberries and scones are the best combi (:
    I’m totally ready for spring!

  19. stephchows — April 20, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    What a sweetheart for doing the shopping now! And what a sweetheart you are for making these scones! They look delicious!

  20. Tracey — April 20, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    I usually do all of the grocery shopping at our house, but when I do send my husband he tends to come home with surprises too :) Your scones look awesome!

  21. Katie {Epicurean Mom} — April 20, 2012 @ 9:58 am

    Scones are my go to breakfast on the go! Love the addition of ricotta cheese!

  22. Cassie Laemmli — April 20, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    Fresh strawberries are always a great surprise!

  23. Nicole {Sweet Peony} — April 20, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    I can’t even imagine how delicious these are! So many of my favorites in one!! Definitely exciting to get fresh strawberries! I’m so glad it’s almost summer :) Happy Friday to you, Josh, & Caleb!!

  24. HeatherChristo — April 20, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    Delicious Maria!! these would be perfect for breakfast this weekend!

  25. Lauren — April 20, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    These sound and look fab, Maria!!

  26. Laura — April 20, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    Using my phone I could see the blog. Cafe website defaulted to mobile site which lists menu only. I tried to go main site but when I clicked on blog, I could taken back to mobile site. Please consider posting the recipe on your website. I don’t have a desktop to look it up again. Thanks!

    • Two Peas replied: — April 20th, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

      Hi Laura-sorry you had troubles viewing the recipe. I went ahead and added it to our site too!

  27. Estela @ Weekly Bite — April 20, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    Scones are my favorite!! Can’t wait to make these over the weekend :)

  28. Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 20, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    I am so into strawberries and baking with them the past month. These look amazing!

  29. susan — April 20, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    ricotta and strawberries – what a great combo!

  30. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — April 20, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    Strawberries are a fantastic surprise! I’ve always loved scones and these look golden and delicious.

  31. Emily @ A Very Sweet Life — April 20, 2012 @ 11:48 am

    I recently tried ricotta cheese in scones for the first time, (recipe is on my blog, using whole wheat flour and blueberries or raspberries) and they turned out so moist and tender! I’ll have to give your recipe a try as well…sounds terrific!

  32. Mary @ Bake Break — April 20, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    I recently had the same thing happen – surprise strawberries showed up at my house! They’re so delicious, and I’m sure these scones were too!

  33. Catalina @ Cake with Love — April 20, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    I love ricotta in baked goods it just makes them so soft and delicious!!

  34. amanda @ fake ginger — April 20, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

    I can’t stand ricotta normally but I do love it in baked goods. It adds just a little something special. I wanna try these!

  35. These look so delicious, Maria! Having a scone and a cup of coffee is definitely the perfect way to wake up on a weekend morning. Thanks for sharing!

  36. shelly (cookies and cups) — April 20, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    These look so spring-timey good!

  37. These are so pretty!! Yum!

  38. These look beautiful! Love the combination of lemon and strawberry.

  39. Pam — April 20, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

    A great surprise! These scones look really tempting!

  40. I never have trouble coming up with something to do with strawberries. There are too many choices! This looks fantastic!

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