16 June 2010

Devonshire Teas (Cream & Jam Scones)



Whip up a batch of these scones for a special morning or afternoon tea. This English specialty is a favourite in our family, and is usually accompanied by great conversation and our very best manners.


INGREDIENTS
3 cups Plain flour
6 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup of milk, approximately



METHOD
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
  • Rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Add the milk and mix quickly with your hands; once mixed, knead a little bit.
  • Press flat until about 2cm thick. Cut out circles with a glass. Place circles of scone dough onto a floured oven tray (or baking papered).
  • Brush the tops with a little extra milk (to make them shiny).
  • Bake at 220°c for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes around 12 delicious light'n'fluffy scones.

Serve on your best china, with strawberry jam and whipped cream, and a pot of English Tea.
Simply scrumptious, dahling!



Variation: Add a cup of chopped dates or sultanas into the dry ingredients along with a tablespoon of sugar for a sweeter, more elegant (more delicious) scone.


(Beautiful photographs of our morning tea taken by my friend Meg)


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11 comments:

alicia said...

Yum. This would be fun for a little tea party. They look like something I could do too. Love it. Thanks for linking up.

Firefly@fireflyblog.org said...

That looks so good! We love cream scones!

PaisleyJade said...

Mmmm - you're clever not having to use instant scone mix like me! ;)

Meg said...

So when am I getting my invite? Teehee. Looks delicious, real cream and butter too mmmmmmmmm.

Jen said...

yum!!!

Ness said...

Just made some, and they are fab! Perfect with jam and clotted cream (oh yes, one of the bonuses of living in the Motherland!) Thanks!

Simoney said...

Oh Ness I am so jealous! Real clotted cream??!! We can't get that here. Lucky you!

Carolee Sperry said...

Wow, that looks like a great way to treat yourself!

Have a great day!

MaggieK said...

They look so yummy

Sophie said...

is that a photo of your teacups Simoney - they are luuuuuush matey!

Simoney said...

I've updated the photos on this post with the gorgeous ones Meg took when i had her round for morning tea the other week. Her photos are AMAZING. The scones weren't bad either!

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