Thursday, December 29, 2011

Easy British Scones

Good morning readers! I have to say, I had the best day off yesterday. Not only did I get to do my food shopping in my new favorite coat, but I made proper British scones and enjoyed them with clotted cream and tea. How appropriate of me, right?

Let me first show off my little red riding hood coat, as I like to call it. I snagged this one on Boxing Day. I love the color red, warm coats with big hoods and good deals, so this was a win x3.

Now for the scones. These are so easy it's hard to believe they taste so good. I started making these late in the morning and they were the perfect brunch. The recipe lends approximately 10 scones and takes hardly any time to whip up.

You'll need:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter at room temp.
1 cup milk
1 egg

1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Cut butter into dry ingredients and mix it in with your fingers until only small pea sized bits are left.
2. In a small bowl beat egg and milk together. Sir wet mixture into flour mixture until fully moistened. 
3. On a lightly floured surface kneed dough briefly. Choose whether to add other ingredients, like dried fruit, lemon or orange zest. I cut my dough in half and added dried cranberries and orange zest to one part. 
4. Roll dough out into 1/2 inch round. Cut pie piece wedges out of the dough and place on baking sheet.
5. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown. 

While the scones are baking, I highly recommend making some Devonshire cream. Here's a great recipe for it. I was able to get Robba's Cornish Clotted Cream at my local grocery so I stuck with that. It's really tasty. I even enjoyed mine with the homemade blueberry jam my sister sent me for Christmas. Thank you Alicia, I love it!

So so good. 

What adventure did you have this week? Link up at Alicia's Homemaking

Michaela Rae


  1. Oh maaaaaaannnnn....that looks so good! So, is it a British scone recipe? Mr. Lani says that "American" scones don't taste like the real thing, so I was curious...
    The cream seems a little more labor intensive/expensive...but it sounds so good. :)
    Glad you're enjoying the jam! :D

  2. It's supposed to be a British one, although I might need to go try one from a restaurant here and let you know if there's a difference.

  3. That totally looks yum! I think my hubby would enjoy this. He is always talking about scones and crumpets. haha!

  4. When you say that a recipe "lends" 12 scores, is that a bit of British shining through?!

    ;) I'm going to make these for Harbor and myself this weekend. We're going to St. Mark's to see the lighthouse! I haven't been there since the time I went with you and Linds. It'll be so happy.


    oh, and P.S. I also love your red coat. You're adorable.

  5. Haha! Kaitlyn that's funny. I'm not sure why I used that word. Not even sure it makes good sense. I think you guys will love them! I actually preferred them with nothing added, perfect with a little butter or jam. <3 Have fun at St. Marks, such good times.

  6. Just stopped by for the first time and love your blog. Started following you on bloglovin so I can keep up with your travels and yummy looking food!


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