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Cream Tea anyone?

blogged by me domestic goddess On 8/11/2009 04:51:00 PM
I have battled for years, years I tell you, trying to bake scones. I love cooking and baking, and can try my hands at most things with pretty OK results. But scones!! nah, kaput, no good! They turn out flat, dry and tasteless!

At the weekend we had bought some double cream, and it was the really thick stuff, like clotted cream, and I just happen to say in passing" this would be perfect on homemade scones" to which Peter totally agreed, and I quite stupidly, said i would make some. Come 5pm yesterday afternoon, i faced my scone fear and pulled out my cook books and looked for the "perfect" scone recipe. I crumbled my cold butter, i gently added my plain flour, and i kneaded my dough with plenty of TLC. I rolled gently, and remembered not to over roll, and I used my crinkle cutter and made 10 perfect looking scones. I egg washed, and I placed in the oven at 200c for 10 minutes, and I waited, patiently with bated breath.........

And here they are...

They were as light as a feather (note the were!!!),perfect with jam and cream, and enjoyed by all!!

But, I have a dilemma, what comes first......
The jam or the cream?
I say jam, Peter says cream. What is your take on the scone debate?
Anna xx

8 Response to 'Cream Tea anyone?'

  1. suebaru Said,'> 5:12 PM

    Cream,then jam...then more cream and more jam :)
    You bring the scones on Friday, I'll provide the jam and cream !


  2. karen Said,'> 7:37 PM

    i say jam but first and foremost THE BOX to put them in to send to me xx


  3. Dawn Said,'> 7:43 PM

    I say jam then cream - you spread the jam on and then plonk a dollop of cream on top xx yum yum - and just for the record I can't make scones


  4. Sarah xx Said,'> 10:39 PM

    ooh these look so yummy!
    Jam first then cream, otherwise it all slides off!


  5. JO Said,'> 9:54 PM

    Oooh, you're making me hungry!! They look scrummy. Definitely Jam first then a huge dollop of cream


  6. ania Said,'> 10:32 AM

    Oh yum!!


  7. Rachel Said,'> 3:34 PM

    I don't think I have ever had a scone like that .. so I am not too sure .. but they sire look yummy girl! LOL



  8. Corinna Said,'> 8:21 PM

    From my experience, this is a regional debate!
    For me (a gloucestershire gal) it has to be jam first and then a dollop of cream on top, butI know plenty of people who insist on it being the other way around!

    I too have really struggled with scones, but have recently found the perfect recipe in the Dairy cookbook thanks to my mum.
    Still dont get them to rise overly much though!