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How to make the easiest fluffy scones with delicious strawberry jam and clotted cream
Seaside cottage holidays in Devon are the stuff of dreams, with stunning coastline, soft sandy beaches and rugged little coves to explore coupled with beautiful English countryside. Devon really is the perfect place to spend a family holiday.
Kids just adore a traditional seaside bucket and spade holiday – it’s the simple things they love – playing for hours on sandy beaches, catching little fish and crabs from the rock pools. It never gets old.
With so much to see and do in South Devon it’s the perfect place to rent a holiday cottage.
And with plenty of lovely seaside towns and quaint and quirky fishing villages to discover along with beautiful rugged coastline you’ll find loads of things to pack your time with!
How to make scones
When visiting Devon it would be simply unthought of not to indulge in a Devon Cream Tea at one of the many little tearooms and cafes. The perfect way to spend an hour or two.
And once you’re home you could recreate this sumptuous Devonshire treat!
Easy Scone Recipe
- 225 g Self Raising Flour
- 60 g Butter at room temperature
- 60 g Caster Sugar
- 60 g Sultanas
- 80 ml Milk
- 1 Egg beaten
- Preheat the oven to 210C
- Tip the flour and butter into a mixing bowl and rub the flour into the butter using your fingers until it resembles fine bread crumbs
- Tip in the caster sugar and sultanas and stir through the flour using a butter knife.
- Slowly add in the milk and stir in bringing to a stiff dough using the butter knife.
- Grease a baking sheet with butter.
- Flour your hands and form the scone dough into 6 balls – patting into scone shape using the edge of the butter knife and your hand.
- Place the scones onto the greased baking sheet and brush the tops with the beaten egg.
- Bake in the oven for around 10-12 minutes or until cooked through and golden on top.
- Let the scones cool down a little before serving them spread with strawberry jam, clotted cream and a pot of tea.
How to serve scones
Is it jam or cream first on a scone?
Well this is a heated debate! I wouldn’t like to say which is the right way… is there even a right way? But I prefer the jam first and the cream dolloped on top…. even though I think that’s the Cornish way and in Devon it’s cream first….
However our delicious fluffy scones are perfect with strawberry jam and clotted cream whichever one you put on first. Oh and of course a nice pot or two of tea.
You could also go all out and do an afternoon tea party spread if you like. Just make up the following afternoon tea sandwiches, remembering to cut the crusts off.
Afternoon Tea Sandwiches that go perfectly with scones
- Egg mayonnaise and cress
- Cheddar cheese and ploughman’s pickle
- Beef and horseradish
- Ham and mustard
- Salmon and cucumber
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