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Strawberry~Mango Scones

(Revisiting the Mahanandi’s Recipes on Fridays):

Strawberries

Strawberry mango scones are crisp outside. 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. Slice to 6 to 8 triangle pieces. 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

Notes:
Recipe first blogged on Mahanandi on June 1st 2006.
Recipe Adapted from Foodblog - “Delicious!Delicious!”
Dried mango Source: Indian grocery shops.
Flour Choice: King Arthur’s All Purpose Flour

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Revisiting Old Recipes (Friday May 11, 2007 at 8:26 pm- permalink)

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16 comments for Strawberry~Mango Scones »

  1. Berry good, really! The last picture is making me drool :) .

    Comment by musical — May 11, 2007 @ 11:23 pm

  2. What yummy looking scones! Indira, these could be baked as individual scones, too, right? What is a good substitute for the dried mango that you used? I have dried mango - it’s Indonesian but it is not as moist as what yours appears to be.

    This is totally drool-worthy, I tell you!

    Thanks Manisha.
    They can be baked as individual scones. I didn’t divide the dough in the beginning because strawberries were bleeding all over already and didn’t want to subject them for further torture.:)
    One more thing is, these scones are little bit on the low sugar side, please change the sugar quantity to your liking.
    To moist dried mango - Soak dried mango pieces in sugar syrup for few minutes, that will soften them. Or you can replace with dried aprivots, juciy figs/dates.
    ….Indira

    Comment by Manisha — May 11, 2007 @ 11:35 pm

  3. I read the comments to the previous post - will try it with dried apricots, which I have. Thanks!

    Comment by Manisha — May 11, 2007 @ 11:39 pm

  4. Indira, wonderful recipe and wonderful pictures as well. I feel like popping them into my mouth, though not a dessert lover. I didnt get to see mamidi tandra here, do we get it in SE asian stores also?

    Comment by Deepika Saripalli — May 11, 2007 @ 11:50 pm

  5. This would go so well with some strong, Colombian…ooops, I mean some Seattle coffee. ;)

    -trupti

    Comment by Trupti — May 12, 2007 @ 7:52 am

  6. wow
    colorful juicy yummy
    luv it ;)

    Comment by anusharaji — May 12, 2007 @ 8:51 am

  7. Berry Berry Good

    Comment by sandeepa — May 12, 2007 @ 11:34 am

  8. Vow…it’s just awesome…

    Comment by Vamsi — May 12, 2007 @ 12:47 pm

  9. Beautiful pic os strawberry and the recipe looks very simple . Got to try it…

    Madhavi.

    Comment by madhavi — May 12, 2007 @ 8:40 pm

  10. I am a scone junkie and this is definitely another recipe and flavour combo to add to my collection. Thank you!

    Comment by Cynthia — May 13, 2007 @ 5:36 am

  11. hey, whaddyaknow? I visited all your strawberry recipes last week and made the popsicles - I’m actually licking a strawberry-mango combo as I type.. yumm!

    Comment by Anupama — May 13, 2007 @ 10:52 am

  12. Indira I was surprised by the combination you used at first as it mentions dried mango. At first I thought amchoor-dried raw mango was your ingredient. Thanks to the link I realised you used dried mango pulp \leather. The slice looks like you stuffed the strawberries. You think mixing with wooden spatula would treat the fruits better.

    Indira replies:
    Hi Anjali, wooden or plastic spatual definitely helps. Also if strawberries are small tiny heirloom variety, you can add them as is without slicing them to small pieces.
    About neat looking slice - I picked a good slice for photography. That’s all.:)

    Comment by Anjali — May 13, 2007 @ 11:22 pm

  13. Thanks for the killer recipe. And please come and check out our Desi chef guest writer at remainsofthedesi.wordpress.com who has worked with raymond blanc. See you there!

    Comment by remainsofthedesi — May 14, 2007 @ 7:49 am

  14. ohh goody..my first scones..turned out well..when started making them realized they are eggless..which is a great thing for my friends who are vegetarians :) ..more that me they thank you!

    Indira replies:
    Glad to see you back Disha. I was wondering about you and thought you went to India trip or something. Looks like life is treating you well. Good luck with the marathon!
    Happy to hear that you and your gang:) liked this recipe.

    Comment by disha — May 14, 2007 @ 11:51 am

  15. Hi Indira,
    I have not tried making scones at home … and as ur recipe does not contain egg and as the pics are very inviting I have bookmarked this recipe.. hope it turns out as good as urs. thanks for sharing.

    Comment by prema — May 19, 2007 @ 4:40 pm

  16. Hello
    I have made your delicious recipe with a small difference. As no indian food store here in Lisbon,knows about dry mango pulp, I’ve used something called “goiabada”, a brazilian jam made with guava.
    I have also done another thing. In the “messy and sticky part” I used another piece of parchment paper to cover the dough, and then used the rolling pin without problems. Great recipe, Thanks

    Comment by Joao Pedro — May 28, 2007 @ 3:09 am

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