We’re celebrating National Afternoon Tea Week the proper way with a spot of tea and traditional English scones!
Scones are a classic tea time treat, they’re flaky and delicious and are simple to make at home. Arranged on our eye-catching Halo tableware collection, the scones look rich and indulgent and they’re the perfect accompaniment to afternoon tea. Don’t forget the clotted cream and jam for a true British experience!
Here’s how to make them.
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbs sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 6 tbs unsalted butter, cubed
- 2 tbs orange zest
- 1/4 cup dried currants
- 1 egg
- 4 tbs heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add the cold butter and work into the dry mixture using your fingers until it becomes a crumble texture.
- Stir in orange zest and currants
- In a small bowl, beat the egg and heavy cream together with a fork. Slowly add the dry mixture until the dough just comes together. If the dough is too wet or too dry, add a bit of flour or cream, respectively, until you’ve reached the desired consistency.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll out to a 1 inch thick round.
- Use a round cookie cutter to form into 8 pieces placing them evenly onto a lined baking sheet. Optional: for a more golden crust, brush the tops with extra heavy cream and sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake until golden brown for about 12 to 15 minutes.
- Serve warm with a dollop of clotted cream and strawberry jam.