Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Traditional English Cream Scones

These scones are always served in the tea room, alongside a flavored scone, fresh fruit, and a variety of toppings. Many guests request our scone recipe, so here it is. Enjoy!
Traditional English Cream Scones
2 c. flour
2 tsps. baking powder
2 tsps. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. cold butter
2 eggs
1/2 c. light cream
Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly. Lightly beat eggs, add cream to eggs. Mix egg and cream with dry ingredients; mix to form dough. Knead for 30 seconds on lightly floured surface. Roll into a circle 3/4 inch thick. Cut into rounds with 2" cutter which has been dipped into flour. Re-roll dough, and continue cutting circles. Place on baking sheet. In a small bowl, mix 1 egg white with 1 tsp. water. Brush onto top of cut scones. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake 425 degrees for 13 - 15 minutes. Yield: 12 scones. Serve warm, lightly dusted with confectioner's sugar, with your favorite toppings.
A few hints and tips:
  • Make sure your baking powder is fresh or the dough will not rise.
  • Do not overwork/over handle the dough as that will create a 'tough' scone.
  • Do not roll the scone too thin as that will create a 'flat' scone.
  • Serve these scones fresh from the oven!


Lemon Verbena Lady said...

OMG, The Herbal Husband is going to love this. Not as much as going to your lovely tearoom, but it will be wonderful in between visits! xo

Marilyn said...

Your recipe sounds similar to the one I use. Love, love cream scones~

Angela McRae said...

I have not made scones with cream before, but I want to give your recipe a try. I recently made biscuits using a technique I read about in Southern Living magazine. It said to help incorporate the butter into the dough, freeze the butter and then GRATE it into the bowl using the large holes of a grater. I definitely felt better about getting the right crumbly texture doing this, and it took only a few seconds to grate that frozen butter!

relevanttealeaf said...

Thanks so much for providing this recipe. I know first hand how delicious your scones are! I'm looking forward to using your recipe.

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

I know from experience these scones are delicious!