YumYum Divas YumYum Recipes: English Scones, contributed by NEILMUIR1

Recipe Title: English Scones

Contributed by: NEILMUIR1

Note from the Diva


Let us hope my family recipe brings us some good weather where we can eat these things in the garden.
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.

List of Ingredients
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.

Preparation
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!

Cookbook Category
Biscuits Muffins & Scones
Breakfast

General Cooking/Prep Method
Bake

Recipe Type - Categories
English Cuisine

Extra Features of Recipe
Difficulty Level-Quick & Easy
7 Ingredients or Less
Everyday
Inexpensive

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