If you are looking for something quick and easy for afternoon tea, look no further, we suggest you make proper English scones. Traditionally scone recipes are handed down through the generations (as this one is from Chateau Rouge founder Sean's Mum) from a great auntie or nana somewhere as one of their "best" and most-treasured recipes.
Quick history: you may think that scones were always the same and the 'traditional scone has well always been that but did you know the modern day scone only came into existence with the commercialisation of baking powder and invention of the home oven; before then scones were made using oats on a griddle and were the size of a small plate.
What we love about scones is that they are super easy to make and you probably already have the ingredients you need (great for last minute baking), contains much less sugar than any other tea time cake treat and the best part is you can eat them in so many different ways!
* All these ingredients are readily available as organic, so you can feel a little less guilty about your tea time treats and OK giving them to your children!
Serve with fresh clotted cream and organic fruit jam. Or if you made savoury scones why not try cream cheese, chives and salmon.
Finally enjoy with a good pot of tea. If you are having this as an afternoon snack or early dinner why not have it with a traditional English breakfast loose leaf tea or any other black tea like assam or ceylon. Or if you are making a special afternoon tea you can try be more adventurous with a green tea or Darjeeling First Flush black tea. The beauty of scones is you can dress them up whichever way you want and there is honestly no limit to how far you could take it, have fun and please let us know how it goes.
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