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I may live in France and love baking and eating French pastries, but my English background comes out from time to time and all I wan...

TEA FOR TWO

October 28, 2014


I may live in France and love baking and eating French pastries, but my English background comes out from time to time and all I want is a traditional tea time, complete with fine china and fresh scones. Drinking tea is something I enjoy everyday, but sometimes it is fun to get a little fancy. Dress up the table, brew that special tea you were saving for when guests come over, and sip from the fragile tea cups you keep stowed away in the cupboard. 

Go get fancy, invite a friend over and sit back and sip. It is time for tea for two.








Traditional English Scones

cooking time: 13 minutes
prep time: 25 minutes
makes: approximately 8

INGREDIENTS
225g | 8oz self rising flour
pinch of salt
55g | 2oz butter
25g | 1oz sugar
150ml | 5 fluid oz milk
1 beaten egg

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat your oven to 425°F | 220°C
    In a large bowl combine flour, salt and rub in butter. 

2. Stir in sugar then milk, mix until you get a soft dough.

3. Put dough onto your floured work surface and knead lightly. Flatten out to a thickness of about      
    1inch/2.5cm. Take a round cutter (I used a round glass) about 2inch/5cm and place on a buttered 
    baking sheet. Once all the scones are stamped out, knead together remaining dough, pat out and 
    stamp out the rest of the scones.

4. Beat the egg and brush the tops of the scones. Bake for approximately 13 minutes, but keep an eye 
    on them so they don't get too brown. 

5. Serve with butter and your favourite jam, enjoy! 


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