A British classic: the scones

 

To have an afternoon tea is a world-famous British custom… a tradition which combines excellent herbal infusions with a wide variety of delicate lightly sweetened pastries or savoury appetizers to suit every taste.

Let’s discover how to prepare the classic delicious scones, sweetened pastries with jam and clotted cream, a British tradition to be served with a nice cup of tea!

Here is the recipe, to be prepared at home with your family.

Ingredients:

20 g butter

125 g flour

6 g baking powder

10 g caster sugar

50 g milk

A pinch of salt

Method:

Sift flour with baking powder then add caster sugar and a pinch of salt. Combine the butter, cold and cut into cubes, and rub until the mix looks like fine crumbs.

Pour milk gently while you keep kneading the mix until you obtain a smooth and uniform ball of dough. Cover it with a kitchen towel and place it in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Roll out the dough between two baking sheets and then cut out 5 cm discs of dough with a cutter. Place the scones in a baking tray lined with baking paper and place it inside the oven at 200°C for 15 minutes.

Once the pastries have cooled down, cut the scones and top them with strawberry jam and clotted cream as tradition demands. If you’d rather have the savoury type try topping them with smoked salmon and pickles!

Now, you only have to invite your friends… tea break is a different story if you bring scones to the table!