Strawberry Shortcake $25 Visa giveaway and an Apple Cider Scones recipe

We’re back with your favorite Strawberry Shortcake! She still smells as good as ever! This time we’re doing a fabulous Strawberry Shortcake Funko Pop! Giveaway and a $25 Visa Gift Card! Who doesn’t want to win a gift card? But first check out this fabulous recipe for Apple Cider Scones

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APPLE CIDER SCONES RECIPE

This is one of the trickier recipes I make, but if you are up for a bit of a challenge and you like to get your little hands in a big bowl of flour, maybe you can have a little teatime treat as well. You can even use all whole wheat pastry flour if you want these to be a little healthier, but don’t use regular whole wheat flour. Whole wheat pastry flour is your best friend when you want something healthy, but still light and fluffy. We’re trying to make light scones for teatime, not hard pucks for hockey. If you are the Apple Dumplin’ type, go for the extra apples, if you are more a raisin type of gal, go for that instead. Or, if you’re like me, leave them plain and load them up with strawberry jam and a little butter, hot out of the oven. They are good for breakfast, lunch, a snack, or to cheer up any turtle companions.

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Apple Cider Scones ingredients:

1 – 1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 – 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons cold butter (half a stick)

3 tablespoons honey

1/2 cup apple cider

1/2 cup buttermilk

Optional:

2 apples, peeled and diced by your assistant

or 1/2 cup raisins

1 egg (for egg wash)

 

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1) Preheat oven to 450 F.

2) Completely mix the flours, the baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

3) Mix the honey, cider, and buttermilk in another bowl, we’ll get to them later.

4) Chop the butter up into small pieces, and add to the dry ingredients.

5) Now go wash your hands, or the next part is as yucky as a slug in a sorrel salad! Don’t be shy, stick your hands in the flour bowl and go butter hunting! Every time you find a big chunk, rub it between your finger and thumbs. Sometimes we want perfect smooth things when we are baking, but this is NOT one of those times. So, as good as you are at this, don’t rub them all away into nothing, you want gravelly bits of butter chunks at the end, and it doesn’t matter that some chunks are a little bigger or smaller.

6) Pour almost all the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients, keeping about 1/8th of a cup, and add the apples or raisins if you want them.

7) Mix with a big spoon. We do NOT want a smooth ball of dough, instead we are looking for the two C’s, crumbly and clumpy. We want to mix until we get one main ball just barely sticking together with crumbs around it. If it’s not quite getting there, add more of the liquid ingredients a little bit at a time and try again. As lemon will tell you with her hair dye, it’s berry easy to add it, but it’s impossible to take it away.

8) Sprinkle some flour on a counter or a very large cutting board, and dump the ball of dough onto it. Then dust a little flour on top and smoosh the ball down with your hands into a flat disc. Again, it’s actually perfect if it’s a little cracked but still holds together, better than it being wet.

9) Roll it just a little until it’s flat and about an inch and a half thick.

10) Use your cookie cutter and cut out chubby little circles and put them on a baking tray or cookie sheet.

11) You don’t have to, but for a berry beautiful shine every time, beat an egg in a small bowl or mug until smooth, with a splash of water or milk. If you have a pastry brush, lightly paint the top and sides of every scone. If you don’t have one, do some finger painting instead.

12) Bake in center of oven for 14 minutes, or until the tops are all golden brown. Have your assistant check on the oven and remove the scones to cool for a minute.

The scones will keep for a couple days in an airtight container, and they are good cold as well, but I love them when they are hot enough to melt a little butter, especially with jam.

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And now for the Strawberry Shortcake Funko Pop and $25 Visa giveaway! 

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Don’t forget to check out my other giveaways here!

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  1. I have always LOVED Strawberry shortcake! My mom had a quilt made that had her on it. I still have the quilt but we never use it! I’m afraid it will rip!

  2. Michelle Hill says:

    My favorite memory was collecting all the different dolls and smelling them!

  3. Lisa Brown says:

    I do not have memories of strawberry shortcake

  4. Ellie Wright says:

    I have no memories of Strawberry Shortcake. I was the mom of 3 boys in the 80’s.

  5. mami2jcn says:

    My favorite memory was sniffing the dolls. They smelled like strawberry and blueberry.

  6. Karen Glatt says:

    I did not get Strawberry Shortcake toys when I was growing up. But my niece loves Strawberry Shortcake!!

  7. Laurajj says:

    I did not have any while I grew up, but they came out about the time my little sister was a perfect age for them. I remember running store to store for my mom to find her the Lemon Merinque doll! She did find one…but after about 100 stores! Or at least it felt like that many as a kid. Probably was more like 5 stores! 🙂

  8. Terri David says:

    Playing Berry Beats Music Maker with my best friend.

  9. Michaela Kay says:

    I was so excited when Almond Tea and her panda bear came out! I wore her out playing with her so much. Still my favorite character from Strawberry Shortcake.

  10. Elena says:

    My favorite memory is hosting a strawberry shortcake birthday party for my niece

  11. harolde says:

    My daughters loved Strawberry Shortcake when they were young, it must have rubbed off on the grandkids also, because they love them too.

  12. Rosie says:

    My niece loved Strawberry Shortcake dolls. It is amazing to think about it now, the time went by so fast!

  13. natasha lamoreux says:

    Strawberry shortcake was my fave when I was a child. My mom made a homemade strawberry stortcake costume for me for my kindergarten halloween party at school, I loved it!

  14. Cheryl B says:

    I remember getting my first Strawberry Shortcake doll. I loved the smell, and couldn’t wait to start my collection of her friends.

  15. My favorite was the scratch and sniff dolls and stickers.

  16. Steve Weber says:

    I remember my sister’s having the dolls and playing with them and smelling them… I thought it was super weird.. still do.

  17. Pamela Gurganus says:

    My favorite Strawberry Shortcake memory is the video game I used to have for my Atari back in the 80’s!

  18. Will G says:

    My favorite was when my wife made them from scratch … I know that isn’t what you are looking for, but I’ve never watched the cartoon or played with the toys 🙂

  19. Joan Kubes says:

    My favorite was the Strawberry Shortcake coloring book with stickers.

  20. Jessica To says:

    My memory is of sniffing the dolls and that they kept the strawberry scent forever!

  21. Rachel says:

    To be completely honest I don’t have any Strawberry Shortcake memories. However, my niece loves to play with all the fun character dolls.

  22. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I love watching her tv show on saturdays when I was a kid. Loved the cartoon!

  23. April says:

    I remember how she smelled of strawberry cake. I always loved her friends too, they smelled so good!

  24. shelly peterson says:

    My favorite memory was the smell of the dolls. they smelled so good.

  25. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I am an old lady who only raised boys, so the only Strawberry Shortcake memory I have is when we moved into a new house, my youngest son’s room was covered in Strawberry Shortcake wallpaper-boy did he rebel! Yes, we changed it.

  26. I remember the first thing my daughter would do whenever I got her something Strawberry Shortcake was rip open the box and smell it

  27. Monique Rizzo says:

    My favorite memory is my 5th birthday party – everyone dressed like characters. SO FUN!

  28. Kelly D says:

    My favorite memory is when I dressed as Strawberry Shortcake for Halloween in 1st grade.

  29. Sarah Hayes says:

    i never watched it growing up but I remember seeing the dolls and really wanted to play with them

  30. Susan Christy says:

    I bought a lot of Strawberry Shortcake toys and decor for my nieces and they were always so happy and those are great memories.

  31. Ashley C says:

    I had a strawberry shortcake doll that I absolutely adored as a child! I would love for my kids to make memories with strawberry shortcake!

  32. Tabathia B says:

    I enoy watching my daughter see how Strawberry solves her friends many problems

  33. Brittney House says:

    I used to love the scratch and sniff strawberry shortcake stickers we used to get in school. They actually smelled like strawberry shortcakes.

  34. kathy says:

    Loved Strawberry SHortcake and all her friends Lov ethe COloring pages

  35. Linda says:

    My favorite memory was the smell of the dolls.

  36. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I remember how much I loved the scent of the dolls.

  37. SHAYNA says:

    I USED TO LOVE HOW THE DOLLS SMELLED 🙂

  38. Tammy Shelton says:

    I remember collecting them with my daughter. So sweet!

  39. Karen A. says:

    My daughter, who is now 38, loved all things Strawberry Shortcake when she was little. I think she had every doll, clothes with the characters on them, a Strawberry shaped toybox and my best memory is the year that she got a Strawberry Shortcake bike. I have a picture of her with the bike and the bow she took off the bike and put on her head. She was so happy. Now she has an 8 month old daughter and it will soon be time to start buying her Strawberry Shortcake items.

  40. Sarah Mayer says:

    I remember scratching and sniffing the dolls as a girl.

  41. Tracy Robertson says:

    Strawberry Shortcake was slightly after my time, but some kids that I babysat had the dolls.

  42. kelly g says:

    I still have a strawberry shortcake owl and tea cup.

  43. Laurie Emerson says:

    My favorite memory is when I got a Strawberry Shortcake doll for Christmas. Money was tight so I was not sure I would get one. There at the end of my bed on Christmas Day was my Strawberry Shortcake doll with a big red ribbon!

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