A Sweet Snack: Bakerella’s Strawberry & Cream Scones

07/11/2014 at 04:06 PM ET

Bakerella's strawberry scones
Courtesy Bakerella

Angie Dudley, a.k.a Bakerella, is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Cake Pops and creator of Bakerella.com. Visit PEOPLE.com on Fridays for her sweet spin on celebrity recipes and more.

These crumbly single-serving cakes are just the right size to start your day — or end it!

In fact, I’ll be enjoying my scones for dessert so I can start the day with the Strawberries and Cream Mini Muffins that inspired them.

Bakerella's strawberry scones
Courtesy Bakerella

The ingredients for the scones are simple and the steps are easy. Feel free to swap out the strawberries for blueberries… or even chocolate chips.

Enjoy the fruits of your labor plain or drizzled with a little almond icing.

Is anyone else inspired to throw a tea party right now?

Bakerella's strawberry scones
Courtesy Bakerella

Strawberry Scones
Makes 8

2½ cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
⅓ cup sugar
½ tsp. coarse salt
6 tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 cup strawberries, cut into small pieces
¾ cup heavy cream
1 tsp. almond extract

1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tbsp. butter, melted
½ tsp. almond extract
2 tbsp. heavy cream

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt with a wire whisk until combined.

3. With a pastry blender, cut butter into the flour mixture until coarse crumbs form. Toss in strawberries and gently stir to coat.

4. Add cream and extract and combine with a spatula, being careful not to over-mix dough.

5. Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead together a couple of times. Pat into a flattened circle and cut into 8 wedges.

6. Transfer wedges to prepared baking sheet about two inches apart. Brush tops with cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 15-18 minutes.

7. Once cool, drizzle with icing if desired. To make icing, combine sugar, melted butter, extract and heavy cream and stir until blended and smooth.

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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