February 24, 2014

One For The Brits

You can probably tell by now that I am obsessed with all things British.

Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Albert and Victoria (greatest love story.ever.), Sherlock, the accents, the bands, the princes (Harry, I'm waiting...) you name it I love it.

But, my real love for Britain all started with tea.

My mum used to have people over for Sunday Tea all the time when we were little and it became by far my favourite meal of the day.

Nothing beats fresh berries, a pot of Yorkshire Gold, and of course scones.

I may have gone a little heavy on the whipped cream...

Here's how you can make your own delicious scones.

What you'll need...

2 cups of flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of butter (cool, cut up into very small pieces)
1 cup of cream

What you do....

Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar

Cut in the butter--you basically want to cut it up into small little pieces and then crumble it into the dry ingredients as if you were making any other kind of pastry dough

Add the cream in and stir (with a spoon and then mix with your hands until the dough is in a ball)

Take the dough out onto a lightly floured cutting board and kneed it five to six times

Roll out the dough until it's about 1/2 an inch thick and cut out two inch round circles

Bake the scones at 375ºF/190ºC/gas mark 5, on a greased baking sheet for about 15 minutes

Place the scones about two inches apart on the baking sheet and turn them over after about 10-12 minutes

Serve with lots of freshly whipped cream and raspberry jam to your closest ladies in their finest high tea atire

Now if only I could convince Kate Middleton to pop over for tea next time she's on this side of the pond...

Love, Milly


  1. Hahaha that is a lot of cream!! I love scones too, they're the first thing I want when I go back home even if they are pretty controversial (do they rhyme with stone or gone, do you put your jam or your cream on first? These are big debates in the UK!!) Do you have clotted cream/have you ever tried it? I guess it's quite similar to mascarpone in a way. Anyway, you have inspired me to make some of my own and bring proper scones to Italy :D
    Lucy xxx
    La Lingua : Food, Life & Travel in Italy

    1. Thanks lucy! I haven't tried it but it looks sososo good...gives me a reason to make more scones!

      xx Milly

  2. Ah this looks delicious! I will definitely try this once :)

    xo Mélane
    Selfhelp | Inspiration | Motivation

  3. These look lovely! I must say (not that I’m bias at all :P) that us Brits do some of the best desserts!


  4. Hey! Your blog is fab!!

  5. Loving your blog Milly! Can't beat tea and scones!

    Kyla xx

    1. Thanks Kyla! So happy you love it xx

  6. Holy cow this looks amazing! I am going to have to make this one of these upcoming weekends!

  7. I want to grab that scone off my screen and eat it! My grandma always had a batch of scones on the go when I was younger. They're one of my favorites! When I lived in England several years ago, a proper scone was one of the first things I had. I'm actually baking a batch of my own this weekend and this post reminded me exactly why!

  8. Scones.. so delicious, easy and moreish!


  9. omg! this is what i've been looking for my whole life! your blog is what i basically need - a lot of british things:)

    1. Thanks Catherine! British is better in my books:)

      xx Milly