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stack of sumac strawberry scones

sumac strawberry scones

  • Author: Brittney
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 56 minutes
  • Yield: 12 scones


  • butter (frozen) ½ c (115 g)
  • all purpose flour 2 c (240 g)
  • (spooned and leveled*)
  • almond flour* 1 c (100 g)
  • sugar ½ c (100 g)
  • sumac 2 tsp
  • baking powder 1 tbsp
  • salt ½ tsp
  • kefir or buttermilk ½ c (120 ml)
  • almond extract ½ tsp
  • egg 1 large
  • strawberries, chopped 1 c (160 g)
  • (½ inch or 1.5 cm chunks)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Grate the frozen butter using the side of the grater with the largest holes and place it back in the freezer.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the all purpose flour, almond flour, sugar, sumac, baking powder and salt.
  4. Mix the grated butter into the dry ingredients using a pastry cutter or several forks until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. You can also use your hands, but place the mixture back in the fridge for 15 minutes if it starts to get warm.
  5. Whisk together the kefir, egg and almond extract in a small bowl. Add to the flour mixture and stir to combine. The mixture will be a bit crumbly, but should start clumping together.
  6. Fold in the chopped strawberries until just combined.
  7. Pour out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Use well-floured hands to form the dough into 2 discs (about 1 inch or 2.5 cm high). Cut each disc into six wedges.
  8. Place the individual scones on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with kefir (or milk) to get a nice brown crust and sprinkle with extra sugar if desired. Chill for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
  9. Bake for 16-20 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Sprinkle with extra sumac if desired.


Spooned and leveled: Scooping a measuring cup into a flour container can result in much more flour than intended, which can affect the success of your scones. To get a more accurate measurement, use a spoon to lightly scoop flour into the measuring cup until it’s completely full. Then run the back of a knife over the cup to gently scrape off any excess.

Almond flour: Superfine blanched almond flour works best in this recipe.

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