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Devonshire Tea

This morning I had sudden cravings for Devonshire Tea. We had been intending to go car hunting this morning as yesterday’s weather was too hot, but instead we decided to potter in the garden, go down and do some shopping on the bikes then make our own Devonshire Tea. The results were fantastic- far better than Devonshire Tea at out local cafe!


Hot scones all ready to be devoured with home made strawberry jam and cream. A pot of Earl Grey waits in the background.


Looking good….but how do they taste?

AMAZING! Despite not breaking open very elegantly, these scones are wonderful. The texture is light and fluffy without being too cake-like, the edges subtly  crunchy. Col claims they’re the best scones he’d ever had and I tend to agree!

The recipe is from All Recipes UK


400g (14 oz) plain flour

100g (3 3/4 oz) caster sugar

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarb of soda

3/4 tsp salt

175g (6 oz) soft butter

250ml (8 fl oz) buttermilk

Preparation method

Preheat oven to 220 degrees C (Gas Mark 7).

Sift dry ingredients in a bowl. Add room temperature butter and cut into the dry ingredients with a fork until the mixture resembles dry breadcrumbs. Add buttermilk and mix. The dough will be a bit moist. Roll half the dough into a ball and flatten on floured surface. Cut into six pieces with a scone cutter or simply cut into wedges. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes. You can brush buttermilk on top and sprinkle with sugar before baking if desired.


  1. essie

    January 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    omnomnom! looks both pretty AND delicious :)

  2. Tanya

    January 13, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    oh gosh, you’re brave for turning you oven on today- hopefully it wasn’t as hot at your place as it was here. Gee, I wouldn’t mind some of those scones though!

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