No tea party is complete without proper scones, jam & cream.
While I am not ambitious enough to try making my own jam & cream for this tea party (though that would be nice, wouldn’t it?) I did feel that proper home made scones would be the right touch for the occasion.
Haha, this time around I did it the smart way, and Googled “easy scone recipe” and clicked the first result.
Oh Google, I love your algorithm! I got an awesome recipe from Allrecipes.com that resulted in delicious, light & fluffy scones that will be perfect!
I’m glad I did a test run with these babies, as I don’t work with a lot of delicate or finicky recipes generally speaking. With scones you have to be very careful not to overwork the dough as you make them. I don’t know what happens when you overwork the dough as mine turned out great, but I’m sure it wouldn’t come out as nice.
Next time I think I’m going to add a little more sugar for sweetness, and probably make them a bit smaller, too. These ones were absolutely mammoth. Of course there is the option to flavour them or add things like dried fruits, nuts and chocolate chips!
For the tea party I am going to stick with the plain jane kind; the better to slather with butter, cream and jam! Even on their own these were pretty tasty fresh out of the oven. Definitely a worthwhile recipe.
To save you browser space, I’m not going to bother listing the full recipe here. Instead, you can check it out on Allrecipes.com — and make sure you read all the comments, they have some great advice in them!
I will also be serving a selection of tea sandwiches that I will be making, and petit fours that I will not be making (a gal’s got to draw the line somewhere!) and other little treats.
All this week I’ve been planning, making lists and playing with the table set up. Everything seems to be going fine, but I’m a little disappointed; I just discovered that a good friend of mine wasn’t able to get time off work and essentially can’t make it to the main event. This is a big bummer since I only invited a select few to begin with pooh-pooh.