Afternoon tea in your caravan

With afternoon tea becoming ever more popular, why not have afternoon tea in your caravan like these ladies?

Here is a yummy scone recipe to help you make the perfect scones for your afternoon tea, you could also try adding in dried fruit or grated cheese at stage 5 for variation…

1. Heat your oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Next, put the flour into a large bowl with the salt and baking powder, then mix.

2. Add in your butter, then rub in with your fingers until the mix looks like fine crumbs.

3. Following this you should add and stir in your sugar.

4. Next, put the milk into a jug and heat in the microwave for about 30 secs until warm, but not hot. Add the vanilla and lemon juice, then set aside for a moment. Put a baking sheet in the oven.

5. After this, make a well in the dry mix, then add the liquid and combine it quickly with a cutlery knife, beware it will seem pretty wet at first. Scatter some flour onto the work surface and tip the dough out. Dredge the dough and your hands with a little more flour, then fold the dough over 2-3 times until its a little smoother. Pat into around about 4cm deep.

6. Take a 5cm cutter (smooth-edged cutters tend to cut more cleanly, giving a better rise) and dip it into some flour. Plunge into the dough, then repeat until you have four scones. By this point you’ll probably need to press what’s left of the dough back into a round to cut out another four. Brush the tops with beaten egg, then carefully place onto the hot baking tray.

7. Bake for 10 mins until risen and golden on the top. Eat just warm or cold on the day of baking, generously topped with jam and clotted cream.

 

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