Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




My darlings as promised, I am posting Aunt Millie's scone recipe. Her scones always turn out moist and delicious. Her secrets which she reluctantly revealed are the addition of clotted cream and the temperature of the wet ingredients... milk, clotted cream and butter. You see Aunt Millie ensures these three ingredients are extremely cold prior to adding them to the dry ingredients. Lastly, she allows the unbaked scones to rest for 15 minutes prior to baking. Aunt Millie insists that thick yellow Devon clotted creme should be used, however; you may stand-in 5 tablespoon of double or heavy cream or crème fraiche instead.

Heat oven to 200º C or 400º F

220 g or 1 1/2 cups + 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
16 g or 1 1/2 tablespoon of baking powder
75 g or 5 tablespoon of butter
60 g or 5 tablespoon caster sugar (US granulated sugar)
150 ml or 2/3 cup milk
45 g or 3 tablespoon of clotted cream
A pinch of salt
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten and mixed with a drop of milk to glaze

I used allrecipes.com here for the conversions

Shift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl
Rub the butter and sugar into the flour to form a fine crumble
Make a well in the centre and add the milk and the clotted cream
Knead gently together, being careful not to overmix
On a floured surface roll out the dough to 1.5 cm or 1/2 inch thickness
Dip a 6 cm round cutter into flour to prevent dough sticking
Stamp out as many scones as you can
Gently press leftover dough pieces together and roll out again
Repeat cutting out more scones
Place on a greased baking sheet and brush the tops with the egg yolk
Allow to stand for 15 minutes
Bake for 15-18 minutes, until light golden & hollow when tapped on top
Serve warm with clotted cream and jam




70 comments:

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

What a gorgeous scone recipe!.
I came across your siteby accident and I just loved your blog.
Rose is my favourite colour too!.
Your blg is so good-looking!!
Betty x

Maggi said...

Awesome, I cannot wait to try this! My husband loves scones, thanks for sharing the recipe!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Merci for Aunt Millie's yummy scone recipe... I love to bake, but do not know what clotted cream is??? They look delish!! xoxo Lady Julie Marie

m.e (Cathie) said...

yum, yum, yum!!!
thanks for sharing sweet Duchess
enjoy your Friday

LuLu Kellogg said...

Dearest One~

Thank you so much for sharing Aunt Millie's recipe with us. I adore scones, especially with vanilla tea.

Thank you ever so much for coming by for a visit.

Bisous,
LuLu

Rachana Kothari said...

Yummm... a great recipe!!!! thanks a lot darling!

Brenda Leyland said...

We're head over heels with the secrets to these fabulous looking scones. I love hearing these kinds of secrets to what makes a good recipe awesome.

Thanks to you and Aunt Millie, guess what I'll be baking soon!

Lynn said...

Thank you for sharing Aunt Millie's scone recipe. It looks fabulous. I wonder where I buy clotted cream?
Have a beautiful day Duchess.
Lynn

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

I was just about to log off my computer because I was hungry, and then I saw a glimpse of your scones...oh how I wish I had them right before me!!! You tease you!

I'll settle for whatever's in my fridge..blah...

I announce the winner of the giveaway tomorrow..
if you haven't commented on the GIVE A WAY post yet..stop by and do so....

ciao!

Smitten by Britain said...

It was so good of you to share this Duchess. They look delish!

Mary said...

Hello Duchess! Just stopped by for a quick minute, and so glad I did...to get your aunt's scone recipe is a real treat. I will give it a try this week-end and try to join in Sandi's Tea meme on Tuesday...hope to see you there as well. I'm finally over my colds, but still deep in decluttering and reorganizing...what a huge job!

I hope you are well, and that your dad and sister are, too. God bless.

Mary

Good to be a Queen said...

Can't wait to try this...I am hosting a baby shower/brunch soon and this will be perfect.
Thanks for sharing

Nina's Recipes said...

Compliments for this gorgeous presentation!

Michael Rivers said...

I might have to give these a try!! They look very good. :-)

Rizzi said...

HELLO MY DUCHESS,
YOUR AUNT MILLIE'S SCONES SOUND DEVINE. JACKIE AND I WILL MAKE SURE WE MAKE THEM FOR OUR NEXT AFTERNOON TEA. PLEASE LET HER KNOW HOW GRATEFUL I AM FOR GIVING OUT HER RECIPE. I WISH HER WELL, AND YOUR DAD TOO. TAKE CARE DUCHESS. RIZZI

cilla said...

oh my sweet duchess,i cant wait to try the scones they look lovely,stop by soon my friend,cilla

yyam said...

Thanks for the recipe! I'll try it out this weekend! Meanwhile, you take care and have a fabulous weekend! :)

Marlene said...

Thanks for the secret, they look so beautiful.
xxxx

koralee said...

Thank you so so much..I am always making scones..my family adores them. I will make them this weekend. xoxoo

Dragonfly said...

Mmmmmmmmmm :-)
Have a great weekend!!

Deanna said...

Dearest Duchess,
Sounds extra wonderfull and think that they would just melt in your mouth. Wish I had some of these delightful treats waiting for me in the kitchen.

Appreciate the informative info and recipe.

God bless and may you have a sweet week-end,
d from homehaven

zurin said...

MMMMM tq Duchess...what lovely looking scones you have there! thank to aunt Millie n you for sharing the recipe! ill have to make it soon..very soon. :)

xxx
zurin

Torie Jayne said...

Morning sweet Duchess, They look and sound so yummy, thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a sweet day!

RosieP said...

Thanks for sharing, I adore scones and clotted cream.

RosieP x

Michela said...

Hello Duchess, thank you so much for revealing us Aunt Millie's special recipe! Have a lovely weeekend!

North West London Girl said...

Dearest Duchess,
Thank you for revealing the recipe and please thank your Aunt Millie too. I shall bake them for Sunday tea as we are having friends over. I shall use Cornish clotted cream, I know it's indulgent, but I feel absolutely necessary.
Happy weekend to you xx

Gail said...

Looks absolutely scrumptious Duchess! Thanks for the recipe.

Country Cottage Chic said...

my scones are quite hit or miss so i will have to try this recipe soon!

jayne

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Oooh...dear Duchess!!!-)*

I think,that this one recept is really delicious...
And you pretty,nice photos made me little bit hungry!-)))

One's more again:''You post is dellicious!!!''

With love,

***Violetta***

tia ionca @---;--- said...

LOVE...LOVE...LOVE...Blog !!!

Madeline's Album said...

They look so good. I know they are delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe. have a great day. Madeline

Karen said...

They sound delicious! Thanks for sharing!

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Duchess, thank-you for sharing this recipe,I can't wait to try it!So honoured to be let in on your aunts secret recipe! Sharon (UK) xoxo

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Ohhh, this is so amazing!!!! I am going to try it this weekend. Not only that the recipe sound so elegant, but also the pictures and presentation - fantastic! Thank you, dear Duchess and have a wonderul weekend.:-)

skippinginthemeadow said...

Many Thanks to You and dear Aunt Millie for sharing this scrumptious recipe, it sounds perfect and I shall certainly be giving it a whirl - on Sunday afternoon perhaps. Your photographs as ever, are divine!

Warm Hugs and Love xxx

Sumea

Catie said...

I am so excited to bake these!! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend :)

Madelief said...

Hello Dutchess,

Ohhh I love scones with my tea!! I will try aunt Millie's recipe, see if it is better then mine ;-)!

Have a happy weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

tea time and roses said...

Hello Dear Duchess!

Visiting here always bring a smile to my face.:o) Thank you so much for the lovely recipe! Wishing you a beautiful weekend my friend.

Smiles...

Beverly

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Duchess,
Oh thank you for this recipe - I absolutely love scones. Send a big thank you to Aunt Millie!
Hope all is going well for you.
Bonne week-end!

Lucie said...

How wonderful! I will without doubt make these scones, since they have come with your regal approval. With love and thanks to you Duchess and wishing you a lovely weekend. Lucie x

Linda Higgins said...

Your Auntie is such a beautiful woman and a dear to share her recipe with the world! I have missed the last 3 of your posts and spent quite a long time re-reading your wonderful posts! It looks like a dream being invited into your Aunt Millie's home and seeing her tea nook. I can imagine what the rest of her home looks like, so quaint and cozy! I so love visiting....thank you....
your friend and I feel it is such an honor to be called
Lady Linda

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dear Duchess,
Thank you so much for this recipe! I will have to try it very soon!

We have now finished our move and are taking care of my family in Darkest and Coldest New England! My dear angel of a husband painted our room the nicest bluish purple shade and I am busy decorating our little space in my parents' house.

I am so very happy to be back with all my lovely blogging friends!

Wishing you a wonderful evening!

xo,

Lady Betty (!!!)
(Thank you so much again for the honor!)

Elyse said...

greetings, duchess!

post after post you display the loveliest collection of images! delightful!

enjoy your beautiful scones.

xo
elyse

Mimi said...

HI!!!!
And greetings to you my dear friend!!!!
I will have to try those sconces, they look delightful!!!!
I am looking forward to a lazy, well cleaning Saturday!!!! Had 2 rooms painted this week and now I must put things back in order, but I will take my time and enjoy putting it back and tossing things I do not need!!!!
have a great one
hugs,
jamie

Jeanne said...

You are a dream! I have been looking for the perfect scone recipe for some time. One of the things I love about living in the UK is my easy access to wonderful locations for tea. I love clotted cream and a lovely homemade jam and the delicacy of all that china and of course the tea! So a big thank you to you!!
Jeanne :)

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Greetings lovely Duchess, I am really enjoying the Duchess's Cookery School. All those lovely aprons with diamonte tiaras, perfect!

Happy weekend to you and all at Rose tea cottage,

Sarah x

Angie's Recipes said...

Thank you for sharing the recipe! The scones really look yummy!

Bluebell said...

Hello. I have not visited you before but I will pop in again just to see all the lovely cakes and flowers you have on your site.

Jacque said...

Oh my! How lovely of you to share such a marvelous recipe! I really cannot wait to make some of Aunt Millie's scones!! Thank you so much for the conversions! I'm sure I could have managed, but you made it much easier so thank you dear!

Dragonfly said...

I 'm really inlove with you blog.........fantastic! a big hug from Italy

Carla B. Reeves said...

Dear Duchess, You are truly kind for sharing your wonderful scone recipe! I happen to have clotted cream and Devonshire cream left from a large tea party...Now I know what to do with it! It never ocurred to me to use it in scones...but here you are to the rescue. Thank your Auntie for sharing...and thank you for passing it along.
your devoted fan,
Carla

parTea lady said...

Those scones look delicous. I can't wait to try your Aunt's recipe. Thanks for posting it.

Catherine said...

Oh ~ very yummy looking indeed!

Florence and Mary said...

What could be better than tea and scones made with this fantastic recipe

Victoria xx

The Red Umbrella said...

Oh oh scones!!!!
Sounds heavenly!
Why do you tempt me so??

Princess Laura Lis said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe!scone look so delicious! Have a nice day!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh, I really do love your blog! Lovely words too. I will definitely return often with my colorful cup of tea. Would you like to drink some with me, sweet Duchess of tea .... a big kiss from.... hmm, ....from the Countess of tea, hihi

Happy thoughts!
Saskia
ox

Vicki said...

Hello my dear friend! Thank you for Aunt Millie's scone recipe! They look heavenly. I am going to try the recipe right away. Have a lovely Sunday and beautiful week ahead! Vicki

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I LOVE your beautiful blog! It is so peaceful.
Thank you for becoming my follower;I became yours as well.
I will definitely be back. So FUN!

Clau! said...

It looks delicious, for sure I´ll try this recipe... I´ll let you know when I do it ;)

Saludos,
Clau!

birthday girl said...

oh how delightful! hope you have a great week duchess... thanks for stopping by.

Pratishtha Durga said...

Ummmm... I can SMELL those. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love the smell of baking and just shifted into my little new apartment. These would be a great addition to the House-warming party...

Dustjacket Attic said...

I will be trying this for sure, thank you.
xoxo

Vicki said...

Hi Lovely lady,
thanks for stopping by my blog,
I will have to try your scone recipe.. I adore your blog layout and pics they are a true delight!the header I have was from our beloved cafe... we specialised in high tea.. it was set on fire in 2008 but we are online and doing catering... i look forward to reading your future posts.. im going to sit here now.. with a coffee and browse...
if you'll excuse me....
xxxxx

Serena said...

Thanks for your kind words on my blog today. I'm so glad you dropped by.

Your blog is beautiful with lots of yummy goodness!

CIELO said...

Lovely photographs... and yummy treats...

cielo

Jenny said...

Oh yum. I've never accomplished a good scone yet. Will give this recipe a go.

LeShabbytique..Always said...

they look soooo...yummy!!! I can't wait to try it...

Kissed by an Angel said...

What a scrummy sounding recipe!! I am definitely making them for our Sunday tea!!! I thought my scones were good - but these look wonderful!!
xxxx

Bella said...

How divine of you to share this recipe! I can't wait to try it.

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