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Strawberry~Mango Scones

Strawberries

Strawberry mango scones are crisp outside and crumbly and soft inside. What makes them stand out is the flavor combination of sweet and tart in the same bite. This dessert is delicious, attractive and easy to prepare. Don’t fear the fancy title, scones are nothing but freeform style baked cakes.

Recipe:

All purpose flour : 2 cups
Sugar : 4 tablespoons
Salt : ½ teaspoon
Baking powder : 2 teaspoons
Baking soda : ¼ teaspoon
Cold and solid butter : 3 tablespoons, finely chopped
Wet Ingredients
Firm and fresh Strawberries : 1 cup, chopped
Dried mango : ¼ cup finely sliced
Yogurt : ½ to 1 cup of fresh yogurt
Lemon glaze
Lime juice - ¼ cup and sugar- 2 tablespoons. Bring them to a boil in a small saucepan and let the juice thicken a bit - lemon glaze is ready. (Prepare this while baking the scones.)

In a mixing bowl, sieve together the flour, baking powder and soda. Stir in sugar and salt. Add and mix the finely chopped butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

To this flour mixture, add strawberries and dried mango pieces. Add the yogurt gradually and mix to form tight, sticky dough. Gently knead the dough for 2 minutes, take care not to break and bleed the strawberries.

Turn the dough out onto a floured or parchment covered baking sheet and press out into a big round with a thickness of half to one inch. (This is the messy and sticky part. Apply oil or ghee to the rolling pin or use flour to prevent dough from sticking. )

Preheat the oven to 425?F. When the oven is ready, place the baking sheet and bake. The dough will puff up and increase in volume. Bake until golden brown, for about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and drizzle the lemon glaze on top. Let it cool a bit, and slice into 6 to 8 triangle slices. Serve warm and enjoy.

Ready for baking - Strawberry Mango Scones
Dough ready for baking

Strawberry and Mango Scones with Lemon Glaze
Golden and Glazed

Strawberry- Mango Scone with Lemon Glaze
Berry Good Treat ~ Strawberry Mango Scones
For JFI-Strawberries Event, Hosted by Pastry Chef and Baker, the lovely Baking Fairy

Recipe Adapted from Foodblog - “Delicious!Delicious!”
Dried mango Source: Indian grocery shops.
Flour Choice: King Arthur brand All Purpose Flour

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in All-Purpose Flour(Maida), Mango, Strawberries (Thursday June 1, 2006 at 2:03 pm- permalink)

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35 comments for Strawberry~Mango Scones »

  1. Hi Indira,
    Beautiful pictures.
    Scones look yummy.Perfect baked treat.Iam going to give a try this weekend.
    Thanks for the recipe and wonderful photos,Indira.
    Vineela

    Comment by vineela krishna — June 1, 2006 @ 2:12 pm

  2. Thanks Vineela.
    Let me know how you like them, if you try.

    Comment by Indira — June 1, 2006 @ 2:19 pm

  3. What a gorgeous photo. I love the idea of using both mango and strawberry in the same dessert. And give me a glaze over a frosting any day :-)

    Comment by Ashwini — June 1, 2006 @ 2:41 pm

  4. what an easy recipe…some of the baking is so easy I could sleep through it and not mess up anything while some of the baking requires all my atention…this recipe looks like it belongs to the former category

    Comment by Nabeela — June 1, 2006 @ 3:56 pm

  5. Indira: Did you grow up reading Enid Blyton’s books too? I know a lot of Indian kids did- as did I. They were to us kids growing up in the 80s and 90s , what the Harry Potter series is to the current crop of young ‘uns. Me and my sis would drool over Enid’s incredible description of all the food that the famous five , the five find-outers et.al. were always eating. They seemed to me like heavenly, exotic delicacies. Scones were high on that list as were strawberries. Imagine my shock when I bit into my first supermarket strawberry here..cold, plastic tasting and just horrid. But these scones look like something else..Thanks for rekindling my childhood fantasies! Will surely give this recipe a whirl…

    Indira replies:
    Vaguely, but I remember enjoying them verymuch. Adventures and boarding school series, right?
    Supermarket variety - I know, the mad scientists who created those, they took care of color, shape and size but forgot the essential thing, taste.:).
    You must try, really, they were wonderful and surprisingly easy to prepare.

    Comment by Janani — June 1, 2006 @ 4:40 pm

  6. OO Indira, the scones look so delicious….great pics as usual..

    Comment by Luv2Cook — June 1, 2006 @ 4:42 pm

  7. Oh my god…They look so awesome. A great one Indira.

    Comment by shilpa — June 1, 2006 @ 5:10 pm

  8. I love scones,especailly for the flexibility of preparation. Nice job as always
    Archana

    Comment by Archana — June 1, 2006 @ 5:12 pm

  9. I agree with Janani on the food description in Enid Blyton’s books. Did you observe she always wrote about ‘home-made’ scones, ‘home-made’ jams, ‘home-made’ bread etc. etc….she knew the value of ‘home-made’ foods!!

    Comment by Nabeela — June 1, 2006 @ 5:44 pm

  10. Hi Indra -

    great pictures and description as usual. I really like the fact that it is an eggless recipe. I think that is interesting, and makes it qualify for a vegetarian baked food. Thanks a lot for another great one!

    Comment by desimom — June 1, 2006 @ 5:45 pm

  11. Now you have gotten rid of the ‘make-a-scone’ fear in me. I thought it was a complicated recipe! You are too good in making things looks very simple,even people like me feel confident!

    Comment by L.G — June 1, 2006 @ 6:03 pm

  12. Indira, Fantastic looking scones, my daughter is standing here wishing she could eat some, the recipe looks easy enough maybe I will give it a shot

    Comment by indosungod — June 1, 2006 @ 6:40 pm

  13. This looks great Indira.Since starwberries are all about at the moment this is going to be on my “to try” list which is growing longer everyday! Well, I tell myself, a busy kitchen makes the whole family sing. Really.Don’t laugh.

    Indira replies:
    Thanks D.
    I very much understand how you feel. I had to install google ads because of my growing grocery expenses. :) Cooking new recipes is becoming an expensive hobby in my case, and the list is growing everyday.:)

    Comment by deccanheffalump — June 2, 2006 @ 4:24 am

  14. Hi Indira,

    Love the scones, they look scrumptious. Your pops look delish as well — am going to dig out my popsicle maker this weekend and surprise the kids :)

    Comment by Linda — June 2, 2006 @ 11:25 am

  15. That looks really good Indira! And lemon glaze sounds delicious.

    Comment by GaramMasala — June 2, 2006 @ 11:26 am

  16. You are food genius. This looks so delicious. I’m going to try this recipe with gluten-free flour. Mouth is totally watering. Rock on!

    Comment by Ani — June 2, 2006 @ 3:56 pm

  17. Another good recipe with mango and strawberries. I note. Thank you.

    Comment by Virginie — June 2, 2006 @ 4:48 pm

  18. Indira,
    Your dishes always give me color and taste explosion! Love them! Sorry I missed JFI-May, I better prepare earlier for the next round.

    Comment by gattina — June 2, 2006 @ 6:14 pm

  19. Indira, I have prepared these this afternoon. I must tell you they turned out wonderful. Not dense like the scones we would get here. Very light and airy and I loved the taste of mango in between.
    Thanks for sharing such a lovely recipe.

    Comment by Sam — June 2, 2006 @ 9:21 pm

  20. Indira: You made me realise my-fear-of-scones rootless in the prelude part itself and your scones looks “Delicious!Delicious!” :) and looks very colorful!

    Comment by Karthi Kannan — June 2, 2006 @ 11:37 pm

  21. Hi Indira,
    Very delicious one. (pic are excellent)

    Comment by menutoday — June 3, 2006 @ 4:07 am

  22. I have been using the following feed

    http://www.nandyala.org/mahanandi/feed/atom/

    The last post I get in my bloglines reader is
    Dried Mango Pulp (Maamidi Tandra)
    Sat, Apr 29 2006

    Pl. fix this asap.
    thx

    Indira replies:
    Hello bips,
    I have removed the RSS feed because of frequent content and image theft. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Comment by bips — June 3, 2006 @ 4:11 am

  23. The strawberries are so divine! Very fruity scones, indeed. I want to take a bite! :D

    Comment by obachan — June 3, 2006 @ 7:32 am

  24. […] Indira has a recipe for some delicious looking straweberry mango scones. […]

    Pingback by DesiPundit » Archives » Berry good treat — June 3, 2006 @ 5:17 pm

  25. After seeing this post on Thursday, I couldn’t wait to try them for weekend. I went and bought butter, strawberries and dried mango yesterday evening after work and baked them today.
    I have to tell you, they came out excellent. This recipe is a keeper. We really enjoyed them and couldn’t get enough. :)
    Thanks so much Indira for sharing this recipe.

    Comment by Ramani — June 3, 2006 @ 8:32 pm

  26. Thanks for your nice words and for giving the recipe a try.

    Comment by Indira — June 3, 2006 @ 9:05 pm

  27. An extravagantly fruity, spicy, creamy cake of a muffin

    A fruity, delicious little muffin with a yellow, creamy and jammy center and a finish like key lime pie.

    Trackback by mekuno cooking — June 4, 2006 @ 8:57 pm

  28. Looks great.
    Where I live, I doubt if I could get my hands on dried mango. Any ideas as to what I could substitute?

    Thanks

    Indira replies:
    How about dried apricots? Tart and yellow, they might work.

    Comment by heycarrie — June 5, 2006 @ 6:04 pm

  29. I gave the recipe a try, and it was a sweet success. I was not sure if I added the right amount of sugar because it tasted a little low on the sweetness, but it was well balanced by the low fat content. I felt the butter quantity that the recipe calls for was not too high either. Overall, a low-fat, low-sugar scone that was crispy on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside, and made a healthy and tasty tea time snack. It was actually the first time that I baked something from scratch. It was a great feeling to see the outcome. Thanks to you for such an easy and inspiring recipe.

    desimom.

    Comment by desimom — June 7, 2006 @ 10:52 am

  30. Tried it with the dried apricots. Came out great. I did increase the amount of sugar called for in the recipe by couple of tablespoons since I wasnt planning to eat it with the lemon glaze.
    This recipe is a keeper. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Comment by heycarrie — June 7, 2006 @ 1:32 pm

  31. Hi Indira,
    I happened to see your site today.The photos caught my eye.Excellent photos…too good as if the dish is right in front of me and i can smell the aroma!!!
    You write well too!!!great.haven’t tried any recipe yet but will surely try..
    madhuli

    Comment by Madhuli — June 21, 2006 @ 7:43 am

  32. Hi Indira,

    I would like to try this recipe, can u please tell me if fresh mangoes would be good substitute for dry mangoes, please do not laugh if I got the idea of a scone wrong :-)
    Thank u

    Comment by Menaka — July 9, 2006 @ 11:25 pm

  33. […] And scone recipes abound! Check out the yoghurt scones at Chocolate & Zucchini, the strawberry-mango scones at Mahanandi, and the savory cheese & scallion scones at Farmgirl Fare. […]

    Pingback by imagined-community » Scones Are Us. — September 12, 2006 @ 9:35 pm

  34. i want to try the scone recipe. is there any nutritional content available - calories, fat content and fiber content. thank you

    Comment by diana chesson — May 3, 2008 @ 6:52 am

  35. Howzit?
    Coming from South Africa and living in America makes it hard sometimes to live in a culture without a tea time and unfortunately a bad track record of tasteless hard scones that are processed a good deal too much. My mother and I found a very good brand of dried mangoes and I bought a little extra on a whim thinking I would try and search for a recipe for some scones…. well your recipe amazed me AND just like fate my mother brought fresh strawberries this morning because they were buy one get one free. Such Luck! :) I can’t help but smile at the sky (well the ceiling really) and think that these with our habit of drinking tea aleast five times a day will be gone before the day is out. An amazing recipe, fantastic photos, and a taste of home. Thank you.

    Comment by Corbett — July 19, 2009 @ 3:07 pm

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