English Cream Tea Scones

"I have been making these for years and just decided I wanted to post it as a recipe for others to enjoy. These scones are slightly sweet and make a wonderful breakfast quick bread or are fabulous for a High Tea!"
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Ready In:
16 scones




  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; blend well.
  • Using a pastry blender or fork, cut cold Butter into small slices and blend with the flour mixture until the flour mixture is crumbly looking.
  • Add in the Whipping cream and stir.
  • On a floured surface, gently knead dough 5 or 6 times.
  • Cut dough in half.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet and press each half into an 8inch circle about 1 inch thick. Cut into 8 wedges each but do not separate.
  • Sprinkle with sugar and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cut into wedges and serve warm.

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  1. I made these for a women's group. Baked them for the 15 minutes stated. They burned. Next time I will start out with 10 minutes watching carefully. Very disappointing.


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