Strawberry Barley Scones

There are no words to write, other than Kim Boyce is a genius and you should all be running (or clicking) to get her book, Good To the Grain. I love it. And I love this recipe best. I did not use Kim’s recipe for strawberry jam, though. I like mine better.

Strawberry Barley Scones

Baked by me, recipe by Kim Boyce

Dry Mix

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons Barley Flour

1 cup All-Purpose Flour

1/4 cup Brown Sugar

2 teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

1 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt

Wet Mix

1 stick Butter, diced into 8-10 pieces

1/2 cup Buttermilk

1 Large Egg

To Finish:

1/2 cup Strawberry Jam

1 tablespoon  melted, unsalted butter

1 tablespoon sugar



Preheat oven to 350. Make sure the rack is in the center of the oven.  Lightly butter (or spray, or use a Silpat) a baking sheet. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl, making sure to sift the Barley flour and All-Purpose flour very well.  Add the chunks of butter to the mix. Blend using either your fingers or a pastry cutter until the mix resembles pebbled sand. (If there are larger chunks of butter, that’s okay. It will only make the scones flakier).

In a small bowl, whisk the egg and buttermilk together. Add to the dry mix. Combine with your fingers until a loose, shaggy ball forms. Dump the dough onto a well-floured work surface, and knead the ball a few times until a smoother ball forms. Divide into two smaller balls. Form the balls into two disks, 7 inches in diameter. Spread the strawberry jam on top of one disk, and gently place the other on top. Cut into 8 large triangles to form the scones. Top with the melted butter and sugar.

Bake for 22-24 minutes, until they have a golden brown crust and the jam is bubbly. Try resisting eating them all. They are supremely delicious.


Lovely photograph by Nicole Hodac.







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4 responses to “Strawberry Barley Scones

  1. I am off to the kitchen to bake these 🙂

  2. Caroline

    I must find barley flour before strawberry season is out! YUMMMMM.

  3. Those scones look so pretty. Homemade scones are definitely a great treat. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d love it if you’d come by and link your scones up.

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