Cream Tea Scones

"Traditional at English Tea time - these are some of the simplest and best scones I have made. The recipe was originally from a 1987 Canadian Living Cookbook."
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Ready In:
12-16 scones




  • Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • In a small bowl, combine eggs, egg yolk and cream - beat with a fork until well blended.
  • Add the liquid mix all at once to the dry ingredients, stirring with a fork to make a soft, slightly sticky dough - add a little more cream if necessary.
  • Press into a ball and knead gently on a floured surface about 10 times.
  • Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thick and cut in to triangles or rounds.
  • Place on an ungreased baking sheet and brush with egg white then sprinkle lightly with sugar.
  • Bake in a pre-heated 425 degree oven for 12 - 15 minutes or until golden.
  • Now the very best part. Serve them warm with butter, raspberry or strawberry jam and to be really traditional you may also add a dollop of Devonshire cream. Whipping cream is a good substitute.

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  1. EcuaFlor
    I don’t know how this recipe got 5 stars this scones are TOTALLY DRIED. Lack of butter or cream. Waste my time and ingredients. I will never recommend this horrible recipe
  2. Baby Kato
    K9 Owned. These biscuits are wonderful. I loved the simplicity. They were quick and easy to make, with ingredients that I always have on hand. These biscuits were just perfect, big, crisp and tender, full of flavor. They were equally as good cold as they were warm or toasted. I served them with Holiday Cranberry Butter for a real decadent treat. I`ll be making these often. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. Made for Name That Ingredient Tag Game.
  3. MomLuvs6
    Made this as written. Topped with raspberry jam. Quick, easy to make, nice and tender. Thank You. Made for ZWT8.
  4. JackieOhNo!
    A really nice scone that was easy to make. I found the dough to be an easy-to-work-with texture. I did end up adding about 1/2 cup of raisins before adding the liquid mixture. The scones came out nice and moist with great color from the egg white wash. I think this is a great basic scone recipe that is perfect for all kinds of additional ingredients - blueberries, chocolate chips, etc. Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT 8.
  5. momaphet
    This was a good basic scone, a little plain on its own but perfect with blackraspberry jam and whipped cream . The dough is much softer than most scone recipes even with not adding all the egg and cream and mine didn't rise very high. I liked the texture, it had a nice crumb and wasn't the least big gummy. Made for ZWT 8 by one of The Wild Bunch


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