Strawberry Scones with Compote

Strawberry Scones with Compote - Candy Coated Culinista

Strawberry Scones with Compote – Candy Coated Culinista

Another cooking club challenge that I decided to try, just to see how much this recipe varied from my Lemon Merignue Cranberry White Chocolate Scones with Lemon Glaze recipe.

From Chatelaine

Yield/Serving: 12
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 15 – 17 min
Difficulty level is: Easy

• 2 cups all purpose flour
• ¾ cup granulated sugar
• 2 tsp baking powder
• ¼ tsp salt
• 1/3 cold unsalted butter, coarsely grated
• 454g tub strawberries, diced, about 2 2/3 cups, divided
• 1 tsp lemon zest

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. In a large bowl mix together, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
4. Using a fork mix in the grated butter until the mixture is just crumbly.
5. Now stir in the cream and half of the strawberries until the dough just comes together.
6. Don’t over mix.
7. Scoop ¼ cup of the mixture and shape into a 1” high round scones on the prepared baking sheet.
8. Bake for 15 – 17 minutes until the tops of the scones are golden.
9. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
10. In a small saucepan add the remaining strawberries and sugar along with the lemon zest over medium-high heat.
11. Cook for 15 minutes until the sugar has dissolved, stirring often
12. Serve warm with scones

• Add more cream 1 tbsp at a time if needed.

Please Enjoy

My thoughts
This was just okay for me and they really didn’t look like scones. Since making my Lemon Merignue Cranberry White Chocolate Scones with Lemon Glaze I know what scones look like and these did not resemble scones to me at all. When I formed them they didn’t rise and they spread out and had a muffin or cake consistency more. When they started spreading in the oven I moved a few to muffin liners so they would at least be round and not flat. Another cooking club member mentioned she had to do this recipe twice. I have a policy on this I don’t do magazine recipes twice when they are triple-tested to get into the magazine. I don’t want to waste more ingredients to possibly get the same result. No thanks.


  1. I followed their recipe as well to make these scones…and the result was that they ended up in the garbage, so soggy and not like scones at all, just like you said…and that´s not the first recipe that don´t turn out the way it should…makes you wonder!

    • It does make you wonder. As I always say my own recipes that come about from playing around and adjusting other recipes on the fly always turn out and taste better. The same can be said with cookbooks also. Some recipes are so far off, that ‘m left scratching my head.

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