Scones

Coming together for afternoon tea with loved ones and friends is truly a magical time of day. The proper scone plays a big part of the ceremony. This is my favorite recipe when I create a High Tea at home.  Now the question is, which is true for you…adding the milk in your cup before pouring your tea or after your cup is full?

Coming together for afternoon tea with loved ones and friends is truly a magical time of day. The proper scone plays a big part of the ceremony. This is my favorite recipe when I create a High Tea at home.
Now the question is, which is true for you…adding the milk in your cup before pouring your tea or after your cup is full?

 

 

Preheat oven 220*c/425*f

 

 

4 cups Spelt Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Soda

2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar

1 teaspoon Salt

1 stick plus 2 tablespoons cold butter cut into cubes

2 tablespoons Sugar

1 Egg-beaten

1 cup plus a splash of Buttermilk

 

2 tablespoons Whole Milk- set aside

 

In a large bowl:

Sift the flour, baking soda , cream of tartar and salt .

Add the butter.

Using your fingers, combine together until mixture becomes like wet sand.

In a separate small bowl:

Add sugar and the egg to the buttermilk and add this to the Flour mixture.

Working quickly, combine all ingredients. Using your hands, bring the dough together being mindful not to overwork the dough.

Turn out onto a floured surface and press dough flat until it is about 2-3 “ thick.

Use a floured knife to cut into triangles.

Brush tops with the remaining whole milk.

For this recipe I sprinkled the tops with Lavender at this point.

Place scones on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm with clotted cream and strawberry jam.

Serve with a nice cup of tea!

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About eatonsquareedibles

I've had the great good fortune of living abroad for more than a decade. The traditions, comfort and memories of home are things I cherish and carry with me on my travels. What I wasn't expecting was that other cultures and flavors would seep into my own traditions and favorites and influence a new batch of classics. Heres to evolving traditions and new memories! View all posts by eatonsquareedibles

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