Sunday, October 26, 2008

ENGLISH AFTERNOON TEA

"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

1 comment:

Eileen Bergen said...

Mary Emma, this is such a pretty website. I feel more relaxed whenever I come her.

Don't think I'll be trying the scones though - butter AND whipped cream! Definitely not on my diet ;-)