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Feb 20, 2010 4:20 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Scones the proper way!
Although it is a family recipe, there is like most things a reason behind it.
Most Sundays we get the day off and we go to Kent; there is a wonderful old village down there with a Coach House (pub), made in the 1500's!
So we go in for lunch and I have a few pints of English beer.
Then we walk to the local station and go on the steam train ride through the fields of Kent and back, which are lovely.
My wife always drags me to see the Church; the ground is too soft to make a steeple on top of it, and as they wanted Church bells, they built the steeple on the side, so it would not sink!
Then as it is nearing Three o'clock we go to the Tudor tea rooms, this is a built older than the pub 1579 I do believe.
They have a cottage garden, that one has to walk through to get to this wonderful timber clad place.
Once seated a lovely lady, wheels out a silver trolley with your teapot, milk and sugar and mountains of warm scones. Then she places their own Homemade butter and Strawberry jam on the table, and a large bowl of thick rich cream from their own cows.
You eat as much as you so wish, and if you want more they just top it up!
Price in your money is $7.00 a person.
So here is the scone recipe.
8 oz of plain flour.
2 oz of butter or soft margarine (if you must).
Pinch of salt.
Half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda.
One teaspoon cream of tartar.
Or
3 level teaspoons of baking powder.
One egg and a little milk.
SIft the flour, then add the other dry ingredients and mix.
Then rub in the butter or margarine.
Add a dessertspoon of sugar the egg and a little milk and beat together.
Add to mix and with your hands work it in lightly and quickly.
Turn it out on a floured board & roll it out till it is Three Quarters of an inch thick.
Cut into rounds and put them on a baking tray, you can egg wash the tops if you want them brown, place immediately ito a preheated oven at gas mark 7 for 10-15 minutes.
As you may know the moment, that baking powder touches liquid it starts to work, so be quick and careful.
Whilst they are cooking put the kettle on, get the teapot out, the butter, jam and cream.
If you want fruit ones add 2 oz of raisins and make the same.
If you want savoury ones then add 2 oz of grated cheese and a touch of black pepper, or tabasco sauce!
Regards.
Neil.
p.s. you spread butter, on the scone, then Strawberry jam, then a huge dollop of clotted or whipped cream.
Hope this helps.
Some large fruit ones made today, for Sarah as it is our Wedding Anniversay and my Birthday (still cooking)! Filled with strawberry jam and lots of very fresh thick cream.

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ImageNEILMUIR1
Mar 22, 2010 1:06 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
I finally got round to making some today as it is a special day for Sarah and I! So here are some large fruit ones, with strawberry jam and filled with very fresh thick cream.
A special treat for Sarah. You don't have to make them this big, they are probably better smaller, but it is for my wife of 15 years today and my Birthday, so what the heck!
Regards.
Neil.
murielw1
Apr 1, 2010 11:54 AM CST

Scones, with fresh cream and fresh Strawberries, what a treat

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murielw1
Apr 13, 2010 11:22 AM CST


Hi Neil
Ask Sarah, if she remembers Steep Hill Tearooms, very famous place in Lincoln UK.
Not long after we moved her, I took Sarah up there, for afternoon tea, with warmed scones, butter pats, clotted cream, and fresh strawberries, just thinking of it, is making my mouth water.
Mum. 2
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Aug 7, 2011 3:32 PM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
Dear Neil - I'm a little puzzled by the recipe.
Is it Cream of Tartar OR Baking Powder, or

Half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and One teaspoon cream of tartar OR
3 level teaspoons of baking powder and One egg and a little milk.

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ImageNEILMUIR1
Aug 7, 2011 9:04 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Susan, you can use Half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda & one teaspoon cream of tartar.
Or if you cannot get cream of tartar, then you can use 3 level teaspoons of baking powder, one egg and a little milk.
Regards.
Neil.
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Aug 7, 2011 9:18 PM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
Wonderful - thank you, Neil

Whilst on our tenting vacation, my Bob & I went to an acreage called "September Springs Ranch" and we had tea, warm scones with Devonshire cream, fresh preserves, and sliced strawberries.
I would like to replicate the experience. It was so lovely sitting in the English gardens, on a warm summer's afternoon.
Believe me, we will be returning to this lady's shop! She had an antique shop, and an old-style ski lodge filled with pioneer antiques.
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murielw1
Aug 8, 2011 11:29 AM CST
Susan you are making my mouth water.
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Aug 8, 2011 12:04 PM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
and so it should! I love High Tea! Drooling

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murielw1
Aug 8, 2011 1:45 PM CST
Up Steep Hill here in Lincoln (England) there is a Tearoom, and when my youngest daughter came the first time to see us, when we moved here, we had a cream tea, just yummy. Drooling
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Aug 8, 2011 6:34 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Susan, it should be strawberry jam and homemade. Also there are three ways of eating scones!
Regards.
Neil.
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Aug 8, 2011 9:11 PM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
strawberry jam and sliced strawberries, right? Smiling

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Aug 9, 2011 3:30 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Susan, you do not need fresh strawberries with fresh homemade strawberry jam. Good quality butter is a must, and the finest cream is essential.
The first way to eat them is cut the scone in half, put the butter on both sides of the scone, then the cream and the jam on top of the bottom bit, and put the top of the scone back on.
The second is to do the same but to put the jam on the first and then the cream on top of it.
My way is to cut the scone in half and put butter, jam and cream on both bits i.e. top and bottom, and eat them separately! That way you get lots of jam and cream. Rolling on the floor laughing
Regards.
Neil.
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Aug 9, 2011 11:53 AM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
The lady at September Farms said the best way is to eat them seperately, not like a sandwich! Whistling She said to put butter, then jam, then cream, then sliced strawberries. She used fresh raspberry jam.

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