These Rhubarb Cream Scones are tender, sweet and delicious, with bites of tangy rhubarb. A perfect treat to make with your springtime rhubarb.
Every spring I just can’t get enough of rhubarb. Rhubarb in all the things. Pies, cakes, desserts, scones…you name it. This vibrant and tangy vegetable, yes it’s a vegetable !!, is a delicious addition to so many recipes, and these Rhubarb Cream Scones are no exception. Just think about that for a second. Rhubarb Cream Scones. Doesn’t that sound divine? And they’re just as delicious as you think.
One of the great things about making scones is how quickly the recipe can come together. In about a half hours time, you can have a platter of warm, freshly baked scones ready to be enjoyed with a pat of butter and a cup of tea. The best.
Scones are about the easiest kind of baking you can make…they’re a great starter recipe for kids too! Just a simple dough brought together with cream and butter, add a little fresh rhubarb and you have Rhubarb Cream Scones.
Get your hands into it!
When I make my scones I really like to get my hands into the dough. You can use a knife or a pastry cutter to incorporate the butter into the flour, but I prefer to use my hands. I learned this little trick from Elizabeth Baird (Canadian baker extraordinaire!). I watched her create a pie crust using just her hands to mix the butter into the flour…there was something so cathartic about how she brought the dough together and ever since then I’ve used this method. I really like the way this manual method mixes everything together.
Scone Dough Recipe Tip!
Once the dough is mixed and the cream and rhubarb is added, roll the dough out into a 1 inch thickness. OR, if you want your scones to be extra gorgeous with beautiful folds in the finished scones, here’s a little trick I learned from Julie of Dinner with Julie. Julie recommends first rolling the dough out to a 1/2 inch thickness, then folding it over on itself 3 times, like folding a letter. Then pat the dough down to a 1 inch thickness before cutting them into shapes for baking.
Tips for Cutting Scones:
Cut your scone dough into any shape you prefer. I like to cut mine into squares or triangles, but you can also use a cookie cutter to cut them into circles. Just make sure that what ever you are using is sharp so you have nice clean edges that will rise…dull edges like those from using a glass will seal the scone which prevents them from rising up properly.
Beautiful golden scones with gorgeous buttery layers.
Pull them apart at the seam and add a pat of butter. Seriously so delicious.
I just love the addition of the rhubarb…it adds a really nice bit of flavour and tang to the sweet and creamy scone.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! These scones are perfect for afternoon tea or weekend brunch. Simple and delicious.Print
More Delicious Scone Recipes:
- Strawberry White Chocolate Scones
- Hot Cross Scones
- White Chocolate Eggnog Scones
- Lemon Scones with Lemon Curd Glaze
More Delicious Rhubarb Recipes:
Have a delicious day!