Afternoon Tea and Scones
Tea for Two - with Home-Made Scones
For a delightful afternoon tea, serve up some home made scones and fill your house with the smell of fresh baking.
Scones should be enjoyed straight from your oven, with only the briefest of pauses to add fresh, creamy butter and a dollop of jam. And, if you're like me, some clotted cream.
The best scones are made with lemonade.
My mother used lemonade in her scones and I still find it the easiest way to get my scones really light and fluffy. Something in the bubbles?
Prep Time: 15
Total Time: 30
Serves: 2 - 6
- 1 cup of lemonade
- 1 cup of cream
- 3 cups of self raising flour
- Add lemonade and cream to flour, mix to a soft dough
- Gently knead, form into small scones.
- Place on baking tray, brush the tops with a little milk (or beaten egg).
- Bake about 12 mins till golden.
|Serving size: 1 scone|
|Calories from Fat||18|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 2 g||3%|
|Carbohydrates 20 g||7%|
|Sugar 2 g|
|Cholesterol 5 mg||2%|
|Sodium 6 mg|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
The secret to light fluffy scones is to work the dough as little as possible
Niko shows us how to whip a batch of Australian scones with lemonade.
Scones and Jam
Plates of Scones and Spreads
How about you?
How do you like your scones?
© 2010 Susanna Duffy