If you like the texture and not-too-sweet flavor of scones, this bar is for you. But it’s without all the fuss of dolloping out dough or cutting dough into cute little scone shapes with cookie cutters. This is a no-fuss scone type bread recipe that will give you the flavor of fresh strawberries and the density of a scone.
I made this last week on the same day I made my Blueberry Crumble Bread Bars, and it really didn’t get a fair shake. The Blueberry Bars were full of sugar and goodness and these are more of a tea and crumpet fair. I also put it under the broiler for a few minutes at the end so as to brown up the crumb topping.
Me and broilers don’t mix very well. I walked away for a minute, (I swear!) and the top got a few little black spots I then had to scrape off…
The thing you don’t know about us food bloggers is the chaos that sometimes ensues in our kitchen behind the camera.
Yes, food bloggers are human too. We just fool you real well.
Now that I’ve thoroughly disallusioned you on me being perfect, let me show you how to make these elegant bars.
Begin by taking 2 cups of strawberries and chopping them up fine. Put them into a bowl.
Pour 2/3 cup of sugar over them.
Give them a good stirring around and set a timer for exactly 5 minutes. Let them sit.
While your timer ticks away, do the following. Measure out 4 cups of flour. Add in 2 tablespoons of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt.
Turn your mixer on, and give your dry ingredients a quick fluff.
When your timer goes, off, pour one cup of heavy whipping cream into a separate bowl or measuring cup. Add 2 eggs and 1 teaspoons vanilla. Mix this up good.
Pour this mixture over your strawberry/sugar mixture.
Stir the 2 together well.
Add your strawberry mixture into your dry ingredients, a little a time. Also add 2/3 cup of melted butter (not pictured).
Mix just until all the ingredients are well-blended.
Just look at those lovely bits of fresh strawberries! Yum..
Spread mixture into a 9 x 13 lightly greased pan.
Make your crumb topping.
Mix 2/3 cup of flour, 1/2 c pecans, 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup of butter and 1 teaspoon cinnamon until crumbs form. I used a pastry cutter, but you could use forks or even your fingers.
Please try to get your bowl as messy as I did and the counter as well.
Now sprinkle your crumb mixture all over the top of your dough.
Put into a 375º oven for 30 minutes. Check center with a toothpick or fork to see if it comes out clean. If not, continue to bake until it does. Top should be golden brown.
Enjoy these strawberry treats some morning when you feel like a cup o’ tea and some scones..you’ll say MMmmmm…
Katie’s Printable Recipe – Strawberry Scone Bread Bars
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