In less than 20 minutes you could have a batch of classic British scones with cream and jam ready for any guests. These are delicious Devonshire scones.
This British scone recipe is part of the English Afternoon Tea menu. If you want an easy to follow recipes, that work well together, give it a try!
British scones with cream and jam
Years ago my mother was visiting from Canada, and she wanted to go to Cornwall. I understand why, Cornwall is lovely. Except, of course, my mother had ulterior motives. You see, she is a big knitter, and she found a yarn shop that she wanted to explore. So, we headed off down in my cheap and cheerful 1lt eco hatchback.
The yarn shop was in a town on the coast of Devon, right in the middle of Exmoor National Park. The road we went on followed the coast, and you had wonderful peeks of the sea and little villages. Until that was we hit the hill. Unbeknownst to me, my navigator had led us on the faster route, which included a having to go up a 25% gradient hill called Porlock Hill. Suffice to say we were both astonished my car made it up the hill. However, you could smell the motor oil.
Rather annoyed that I had nearly destroyed my car, we slowly coasted to the next town. I parked the car, and refused to drive for the next hour until I was confident the engine had cooled down! To try and change the subject, my mother suggested we get some tea and scones at a local café. Arriving complete with clotted cream and jam, the scones with cream were a welcome treat.
Now, with the recent English Afternoon Tea menu, one item is probably more British than any other. This is a traditional English scones with cream and jam. This scone recipe with cream produces a scone that is lovely and light but packed with flavor. Topping it with some proper clotted cream, and a tasty jam, it is just what you need.
INGREDIENTS AND TOOLS
To make this feast you will need a few ‘key’ tools:
Don’t forget, you can read all about setting up your kitchen here, so you are all set to cook up a feast!
- Kitchen scale
- Measuring spoons
- Mixing bowls
- Wire racks
The ‘Extra Bits’
- Serving platter
- Round cookie cutter
Useful tips during preparation
Can you make scones gluten free?
In short yes, if you interchange the flour with gluten-free flour it should work well. As the scones use baking powder as a raising agent, as long as you have a good quality gluten-free flour it should work fine.
Can you add cheese to these British scones with cream and jam?
I do love a good cheese scone, but these scones are meant to be slightly sweeter than ones I’d use cheese in.
What fruit can you add to scones?
As these are classic British scones, I wouldn’t add any fresh fruit. The moisture level is too high. A classic British fruit scone actually includes dried raisins or currents. The lower moisture level of this makes it much more suitable and delicious.
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- 125 ml Milk
- 40 g Softened butter
- 225 g Self-raising flour
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 25 g Granulated sugar
- 200 g Clotted Cream
- 1 cup Strawberry jam
- Heat oven to 220c. Add one egg to 125ml milk, mix to combine and set aside. Mix the flour and baking powder. Using a dough cutter, cut in the butter or rub with your fingers. Then add your sugar and mix again. Add nearly all of your egg-milk mixture, leaving about a tablespoon to brush the scones before then head to the oven.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and flatten it out with your hand, or use a rolling pin, to a thickness of about 2 cm. Arrange the scones on the prepared baking trays and brush the tops with the reserved beaten egg/milk mixture to glaze. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until the scones are well risen with gold tops! Let cool on a wire rack. Then split and top with clotted cream and jam.
Serving Size6 people
Amount Per Serving Calories 470Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 54mgSodium 609mgCarbohydrates 71gFiber 2gSugar 31gProtein 6g