"Cream Tea" Time
Scones typically are served with English "Cream Tea, " I've been informed. Two scones accompanying a pot of good tea, form the basis of this meal.
You split and butter the scone, then spread it with a big dollop of strawberry jam and cover with whipped heavy cream.
SCONES - Sift together 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 3/4 teaspoon salt. With pastry blender or knives, cut in 1/2 cup butter or margarine.
Add 2 slightly beaten eggs and mix with a fork until mixture forms a ball. Roll into a circle about 1/2-inch thick and 8 inches in diameter. Cut into 8 wedges.
Bake at 400 degrees F. about 15 minutes or until golden. Split and serve with butter, jam, and to be truly English...whipped cream.
(c)Mary Emma Allen