Strawberry Poppy Seed Scones

Strawberry Poppy Seed Scones | In Jennie's Kitchen

The other morning my mind drifted to scones while washing my face. Thoughts of food before my teeth were even brushed. This is normal behavior, yes? It wasn’t just any old scone, though—I was thinking about traditional cream scones I’d made six years ago, in honor of Prince William’s wedding. That was the inspiration to make these Strawberry Poppy Seed Scones on a random Monday morning.

The day back in April of 2011 was magical, even though we were no where near Buckingham Palace. I remember setting my alarm for some ungodly hour to get breakfast all ready. When the time came, I woke the girls from a deep slumber, and we piled onto the sofa with Mikey, as we watched the look on their faces as they watched a real prince get married (I’m still a bit miffed that the Queen chose to make Kate a Dutchess and not a Princess).

So, there was a little residue magic that went into this recipe, even though our honorary prince wasn’t there to share them with us. The magic was one of a culinary sort, having subbed in honey for the sugar. Well, the real magic is that the girls loved them so much, they didn’t even miss the real sugar. They loved them so much, they each asked for a second serving once they were done. How could I refuse?

Strawberry Poppy Seed Scones | In Jennie's Kitchen

The only thing missing for me was some double cream to spread on them once split in half. I must plan accordingly the next time I make them! If you’re not a fan of poppy seeds (I’m sure they must exist out there), then simply leave them out. We LOVE poppy seeds in our house. And before you ask, yes, you can can swap in other berries if you don’t like/can’t find/or simply want to use something besides strawberries. Blueberries can be added whole, and quite possible raspberries, too, if they’re in the small side. I’d roughly chop blackberries, personally, but really, it’s your kitchen, so your rules.

Strawberry Poppy Seed Scones | In Jennie's Kitchen

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  • Carolyn

    I did exactly the same thing on that day in April in 2011 – got up super early, forced my 11 year old out of bed, made scones – and I did have clotted cream! (I planned a sick day so I could be home to watch it all!). I’m old enough to remember Princess Diana and Prince Charles wedding in 1981 (as an eleven year old) and getting up at 5 a.m to watch it all on the black and white TV. Thanks for yummy recipe which I’ll try when strawberries are in season here, and nice memories!

  • Lesley

    Just to put your mind at rest she is a Princess, as Prince William stated on Prince George’s birth certificate. If he hadn’t been elevated to a Dukedom she’d have been known as Princess William of Wales (not Princess Catherine), taking William’s name and title.

    Diana, was never technically Princess Diana, she should have been known just as HRH The Princess of Wales, but the habit of calling her that stuck in the press and public’s mind, however after the divorce she then formally became known as Diana, Princess of Wales.

    As for Camilla, she is and should be known as The Princess of Wales, but because of the furore it would ahem caused decided to be known as The Duchess of Cornwall, one of the lesser titles of the Prince of Wales.

    It seems confusing but for us here in the UK you get used to how it works.

  • Emily

    Hi Jennie! Is there granulated sugar that should be added to the dough? The instructions say to add sugar, but there’s no measurement listed- do the strawberries contribute enough sugar to the recipe that it’s not needed? Thanks!

  • Jennie

    Hi Emily. Thanks for catching that—a remnant from copy & pasting part of the technique. There is no sugar, and I’ve updated the recipe accordingly. -Jennie