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Looking for recipe for English Tea scone

caradiana Jan 29, 2011 06:01 PM

There is a type of scone sold in stores in the SF Bay Area by Sconehenge. They are called "English Tea Scones" and insanely good. The ingredients are:

Unbleached flour
Baking Powder

Does anyone have a recipe that might approximate these scones?



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    stilldontknow RE: caradiana Jan 29, 2011 06:13 PM

    This recipe replicates your ingredients


    but to be honest this one is identical to the one my mother uses and to me epitomises the look and taste of a traditional British scone.


    1. paulj RE: caradiana Jan 29, 2011 06:46 PM

      There are a couple of other current scone threads. The ingredients look like the typical ones for a sweet, slightly enriched, bakingpowder biscuit.

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        Harters RE: caradiana Jan 30, 2011 05:33 AM

        Assuming that your "English scones" are actually the scones we have in England, then this recipe is bang-on:

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          paulj RE: Harters Jan 30, 2011 07:06 AM

          Americans distinguish between biscuits and scones. Biscuits have the flour, fat (such as butter), and liquid, but no egg or sugar. Scones are a bit richer, either with some sweetening or egg or both. They think of the richer ones as English, whether that is accurate or not. The Delia recipe partially fits this image, it has sugar but no egg. Self rising flour is available in the USA, but common only in certain areas. Most are still used to adding their own baking powder or baking soda.

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            sedimental RE: Harters Mar 13, 2011 10:53 AM

            I just made these to accompany my lemon curd for brunch. They were very, very good. Light, flaky and moist. I put chocolate shavings in half the batch for dessert scones later. I will make these often! Thanks so much.

          2. paulj RE: caradiana Jan 30, 2011 07:12 AM

            The Sconehenge web site describes:
            "English Tea Scones: Our most popular item, these are not like your average breakfast scone. Smaller, flakier, and richer, they go perfectly with tea or coffee. Packages include 4 scones, and flavors include:"
            Sounds like they are quite rich on the butter - maybe 4oz per 2c flour.

            A recent post on the 'Troubleshooting scones' thread has a link that tries to find the optimal butter and egg proportions. Keep in mind that technique is as important as ingredients when making biscuits and scones if you want them to be real flaky.

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              caradiana RE: caradiana Feb 1, 2011 02:58 AM

              Thanks everyone! I tried this one: http://www.joyofbaking.com/scones.html

              It was pretty good - but needs more butter as paulj suggested.

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                smtucker RE: caradiana Feb 1, 2011 05:44 AM

                The best scones I have ever had were from "Breakfast, Lunch, Tea" by Rose Carrarini. This was a COTM in April 2009. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/608726. And the link to the recipe I choose from the book: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6087....

                If your library has this book, it is worth taking out just for the scones. I foolishly didn't make a copy of the recipe before returning my book to the library.

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