Scones and Devonshire Cream…now make sure you say “Devonshire” with the correct accent or it doesn’t count. Again, on my birthday a few weeks ago, my daughter and I made strawberry scones and Devonshire cream to eat at her “tea party”. She thought she was hot stuff. I made the scones and cream and placed them on her tea party plates. We then had a tea party. It was the best food she had ever served me at a tea party. It was more than fun!! The recipes are at the below.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp. sugar
5 tbsp. cold, unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups of strawberries (chopped)
1 cup heavy cream, plus a little extra to brush on top of the scones before baking.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the cold butter using a dough blade, fork, or your fingers. The pieces should be no larger than a pea. Gently fold in the chopped strawberries. Stir in the heavy cream just until the dough comes together. Do not overwork.
On a lightly floured surface, gently pat down the dough into a circle about 1 1/4 inches thick. Cut the dough into 8 triangles. Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with some heavy cream. Bake until the tops are golden, 15-20 minutes. Let cool on a baking sheet 5 minutes before removing ot a wire rack.
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tbsp. powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Whip the heavy cream until peaks form. Carefully stir in the sour cream, sugar and vanilla.