Very Strawberry

1 1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
4 tbls butter
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbls strawberry preserves
1/3 cup strawberries, diced, either thawed and drained or fresh
1/3 cup milk

If dicing fresh strawberries, avoid using chunks which are all white center as this will have less flavor and firmer texture.

DIRECTIONS
Heat oven to 400°F
Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt in bowl and stir.
Cut in butter, with with pastry or biscuit cutter or use your fingers, dough should look crumbly.
Add strawberry preserves, cinnamon and strawberries and stir to incorporate evenly.
Add milk, a tablespoon at a time and stir until the dough comes away from the sides
Dough can be sticky but not fluid, dust with a tablespoon or two with flour if needed.

Tip dough ball onto floured plate.
Using floured hands form into large disc at least 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.
Use floured pastry cutter or knife and cut dough into wedges.
Transfer wedges to either preheated cast iron pan or greased cake pan.

Sprinkle with 1 tbls sugar before baking
Bake 15 minutes until the center of the dough no longer gives when pressed.

Remove pan from oven, shake pan or tap on counter to loosen scones.
If scones seem to stick, smack pan on counter harder or loosen scones with flexible spatula.
Remove scones from pan by tipping onto your hand or a plate, bottom should be browned.
Place scones on cooling rack and let come to room temperature before serving.
When cooled scones should break into wedges easily,
if not use serrated knife to loosen them from each other.

Optional glaze
1 tbls powdered sugar
1 tsp milk,or strawberry preserves
stir until smooth
drizzle over scones when cooled.

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