Afternoon Tea Scones with Strawberry Jam and Cream Recipe

While rummaging through books at our new library (which is absolutely wonderful!) for an education project I’m working on, I came across this gem, The Redwall Cookbook. As a child, I was completely enamored with these books — tales of customs long-past mixed with the excitement of wartime conflict, all played by adorable woodland creatures. Does it get much better than that for any fantasy-lover?

You can guess what happened next: I checked it out, of course! This was the first recipe to really catch my eye, and I’m hoping to make a few others before I have to return it. Check out my exciting find:

Afternoon Tea Scones with Strawberry Jam and Cream

(printable recipe card)

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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1 tsp. of pumpkin pie spiece
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 2 tbsp. of unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 2 tbsp. of sugar
  • 2/3 cup of skim milk
  • Strawberry jam and whipped cream, for serving

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF with baking sheet inside.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
  3. Add butter and mix with fingers until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Stir in the sugar, and add milk to form soft dough.
  5. On floured surface, shape dough into thick 7” round. Cut into 8 wedges.
  6. Place separated wedges on heated baking sheet and bake 12-14 minutes, or until browned.
  7. Cool on wire rack and serve with strawberry jam and/or whipped cream.

Scones

These scones are wonderful breakfast or lunch-time treats. The pumpkin spice adds a hint of flavor that makes them yummy on their own, but is also subtle enough to enjoy with a cup of your favorite tea! Try them out on a lazy weekend morning, or share them with a friend while catching up. The little creatures of Redwall have done again what they do best: leave my heart full of happiness, and appreciation for the small things in life.

Have you ever read the Redwall series? Would you try these tea scones? Let me know what you think!

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