With the King’s coronation this weekend, the U.K. were flying the Union Jack everywhere. My son had a tea party in school on Friday and most people are having a street party up and down the country as I type, no need for work or school tomorrow as we have been given a national holiday.
I decided why not make some scones. I used a recipe from the soho house book, Eat, Drink, Nap. They are called Babington Scones. They add double cream to their recipe which I am all in favour for, more cream equals more happiness.
- 230g Self raising flour
- A handful of raisins
- 1 tablespoon of caster sugar
- 240ml double cream
- 20ml milk
1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/ 320°F/ gas mark 3.
2. Put the flour into a mixer, then add the raisins and sugar, combining slowly. Then, gradually pour in the cream until you have a soft dough. If you don’t have a mixer, it’s fine to do this by hand.
3. Roll out your dough to at least 2cm/ 1in thick and cut into rounds with a 6cm/
2 1⁄2in scone cutter.
4. Place the scones on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and brush each one with a little milk.
5. Bake for around 20 minutes, or until slightly golden on top.
6. Serve slightly warm with whipped cream and strawberry jam.