Easy Homemade Scones with Clotted Cream and Strawberries [RECIPE]

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I didn’t grow up with tea time. Though I think I was always destined to embrace it. At a very young age I began collecting tea sets. They were all children’s ones of course, but I loved playing tea time with my dolls. So I guess it’s no surprise that even while living here in America, I absolutely love tea time. Just saying the words aloud makes me pause and envision the tiny nibbles on a delicate tray. Lately the family and I have been binge watching “Father Brown” on Netflix and Mrs. McCarthy, the parish secretary of Father Brown, kept raving about her “famous strawberry scones”. I had to taste them.

Making homemade scones is incredibly simple. In fact, it takes only two ingredients and you can follow the recipe here. ๐Ÿ™‚ As we kneaded the sticky dough together on the kitchen table last night, we laughed and laughed. Flour went flying and giggles echoed the ceiling as we made these beautiful scones. I’m a firm believer that the best food is made with love, and these scones blew my mind. I had never tried clotted cream before. (It’s very difficult to find it here in America). So I wasn’t sure what to expect. After some recipe browsing I came across an easy homemade version. I decided to take that route. The result was a whipped, thick cream that had a gentle sweetness from the confectioner’s sugar and a slight tang from the sour cream. It was heavenly. Add freshly cut strawberries and gently place it in a scone and…. I was in tea time heaven! My little family felt elegant… refined… but most importantly… they felt loved. It was a dish made from love, and that is the best food of all.

I hope you enjoy these scones as much as I do. They are perfect for a light supper, tea time, a Sunday party, or any other special occasion…. or if you’re binge watching shows from the BBC ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Stay tuned for the next recipe and until next time everyone, keep on cooking! โค

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Strawberry Scones with Homemade Clotted Cream

Courtesy of: Allrecipes.comย 

Makes: 16 scones

Ingredients:ย 

For the Scones:ย 

  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream/ thickening cream

For the Clotted Cream:ย 

  • 1 cup heavy cream/ thickening cream
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar

Additional:ย 

  • 1 (8 ounce) package strawberries, hulled and diced

Instructions:

For the Scones:ย 

  1. Begin by preheating the oven to 400 degrees F/ 200 degrees C. Combine the whipping cream and self-rising flour together. Form into a sticky dough.
  2. On a flour surface roll the dough out to 1 1/2 inches thick then cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter or a drinking glass. Place scones into a baking sheet with a piece of wax paper.
  3. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Then set aside to cool.

For the Clotted Cream:ย 

  1. ย In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, pour in the heavy cream and whip until stiff peaks form.
  2. Remove from the mixer and hand whisk in the sour cream and confectioner’s sugar until just combined. Store in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

To Assemble:ย 

  1. Slice a scone in half. Place a tablespoon of clotted cream on the bottom of the scone. Add a bit of chopped strawberries on top of the cream. Place the top of the scone on and serve immediately. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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