Tea time {Tasty Treats Thursday}

Since our Royal Wedding post, I have been craving scones and clotted cream made by my assistant Dawn. She recently invited my daughter and I over to her house for a tea party with her two girls. We enjoyed sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, lemon curd and raspberry jam and of course tea.  I brought along some little decorative flags made with left over strips of paper from another project. They made the table just a bit more festive.

Here is the recipe Dawn uses for her home made scones. *Note she does use  1/2 cup of whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 cups of all purpose, which does not change the texture at all. 

Basic Scone Recipe:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup milk (approx.)

Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles course crumbs. Stir in the egg. (If you are using one of the variations below, this is a good point to add nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips, cheese, etc.)
Gradually add the milk until a thick dough is formed. (It may take more or less than 3/4 cup.)
Turn out the mixture onto a floured board and knead lightly. Roll out the dough to 3/4" thickness and cut into rounds with a 2" cookie cutter. Gather the trimmings and lightly knead, roll, and cut them as well.

Place the rounds about 1" apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush the tops with a little beaten egg or milk. Bake in a preheated 450° oven for about 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm.
Makes 12 to 16 scones, depending on the recipe version used.

You can find wonderful variations of the recipe HERE at Great Party Recipes

As you can see here, everything was very tasty!

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