An Afternoon Tea with Buttermilk Scones: Win 12 pieces of Penzance Dinnerware with Churchill!

An Afternoon Tea with Scones and Win 12 pieces of Penzance Dinnerware with Churchill!

An Afternoon Tea with Scones and Win 12 pieces of Penzance Dinnerware with Churchill!

An Afternoon Tea with Buttermilk Scones:

Win 12 pieces of Penzance Dinnerware with Churchill!

Win 12 pieces of Penzance Dinnerware

As many of you might remember I am the official Churchill China Blogger! You can read all about my association with Churchill China in several previous posts here: Mothering Sunday and Blue & White China: Little Victoria Lemon Daisy Cakes Recipe and My Mum’s “Teacup Apricot and Honey Porridge” Recipe for a Cold March Morning. There are also some lovely recipes for little Victoria Daisy Cakes and Teacup Apricot and Honey Porridge there if either of those grabs your fancy too! I LOVE the dinnerware that Churchill sent to me, and you will see it featured in lots of my recipe photos, even when I am not writing an “official” post.

An Afternoon Tea with Scones: Win 12 pieces of Penzance Dinnerware with Churchill!

An Afternoon Tea with Scones: Win 12 pieces of Penzance Dinnerware with Churchill!

Today I am sharing a simple scone recipe that would be perfect for any afternoon tea as well as showcasing the tea set, which is part of my Penzance range of china that Churchill sent me. As well as a recipe, I am also delighted to inform all Lavender and Lovage readers that there is an opportunity to win one of SIX sets of Penzance Dinnerware from Churchill China, and all you have to do is follow the badge link in my sidebar, which looks like this………..

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…….or by entering here: Win one of Six Sets of 12 Pieces of Churchill China Penzance Dinnerware.  The prize comprises: 4 Dinner Plates, 4 Side Plates and 4 Bowls, all in the BEAUTIFUL pattern of Penzance, which you will see in my photos, and as shown below.

An Afternoon Tea with Scones and Win 12 pieces of Penzance Dinnerware with Churchill!

An Afternoon Tea with Scones and Win 12 pieces of Penzance Dinnerware with Churchill!

It’s a fantastic chance to win a “core” starter set, with an opportunity to add to it gradually from the rest of the Penzance range, as well as being perfect for everyday family meals. The Penzance range is …“where flora and fauna combine, this classic collection of blue and white tableware takes a modern spin on folk design. Let the shared kinship put you at one with nature’s friendliest creatures. A complete range which showcases two ‘mix and match’ pattern designs for a truly unique look”…and if you would like to see the rest of the range, including lots of pieces I have and use, you can see the full range here: Penzance Range. There is also a list of independent stockists there too. 

An Afternoon Tea with Scones: Win 12 pieces of Penzance Dinnerware with Churchill!

An Afternoon Tea with Scones: Win 12 pieces of Penzance Dinnerware with Churchill!

But back to my light and fluffy fruit scones! The mainstay of the tea time table and so easy to make; a batch of scones can be made and on the table in half an hour, they are so simple. I am a BIG scone lover, as regular readers will know – and I have lots of scone recipes on Lavender and Lovage – both sweet and savoury. The scone recipe I am sharing today is for my much-loved and often requested Buttermilk and Mixed Fruit Scones, it’s the buttermilk makes them so light and fluffy, and if you are not a lover of mixed fruit, then you can omit that for plain scones, all ready to be adorned with butter, jam and cream!

An Afternoon Tea with Buttermilk Scones: Win 12 pieces of Penzance Dinnerware with Churchill!

An Afternoon Tea with Buttermilk Scones: Win 12 pieces of Penzance Dinnerware with Churchill!

I hope you enjoy my scones if you make them, and DO ENTER the competition to win one of six sets of Penzance dinnerware, it’s such an amazing prize, and someone (well, SIX people) have to win! My recipe is shared below, and I will be back later with a new weekly meal plan, some new 5:2 diet recipes as well as some treats! Have a wonderful Tuesday, Karen.

An Afternoon Tea with Buttermilk Scones: Win 12 pieces of Penzance Dinnerware with Churchill!

An Afternoon Tea with Buttermilk Scones: Win 12 pieces of Penzance Dinnerware with Churchill!

Buttermilk and Mixed Fruit Scones

Serves 8 to 12 scones
Prep time 10 hours
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 10 hours, 15 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk, Wheat
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party, Formal Party
Region British
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
Buttermilk and Mixed Fruit Scones with Sour Cherry Jam.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces (200g) self-raising flour
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 ounces (50g) currants, raisins and sultanas
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 ounces (50g) butter
  • 1 egg, beaten and mixed with 1/4 pint (150ml) buttermilk
  • fresh double cream or clotted cream, to serve
  • jam, of your choice
  • butter, to spread

Note

Eat these hot, split & spread with fresh churned butter, fresh cream and homemade jam, preferably sour cherry jam as shown in the photos.

Directions

Step 1 Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl and add the sugar and butter.
Step 2 Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Step 3 Gradually mix in the egg and buttermilk mixture to make a dough, saving any excess to glaze the tops of the scones. Add your fruit.
Step 4 Gently knead the dough on a lightly floured work surface until smooth.
Step 5 Roll out the dough to about 1/2″ thick, then cut out 2″ rounds with a plain or fluted cutter, kneading and re-rolling the dough until it is all used up.
Step 6 Arrange scones on baking sheets then brush tops with the milk and egg mixture.
Bake in the oven at 230°C (450°F) mark 8 for 10 to 15 minutes, until well risen and lightly golden. Cool on a wire rack.
Step 7 Whip the fresh cream until stiff. Split the scones and fill with butter, jam and fresh cream.

Enter now for the chance to win 1 of 6 sets of Penzance dinnerware – click on the badge below:

Churchill China

Churchill China

Disclaimer: I received a Churchill china Penzance dinnerware service for free, in order to share and showcase the china with my readers as part of my sponsored collaboration with Churchill China. I was not asked to write a positive review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Karen S Burns-Booth

Churchill China and Lavender and Lovage

Buttermilk and Mixed Fruit Scones

Future recipe features to come with Churchill China and Lavender and Lovage include: 

Lunch on the Patio (Summer salads and BBQ) 

Summer Holiday Breakfast (Full breakfast for start of the holidays) 

Back to School Family Supper (Casserole type recipe) 

Tea and Toast by the Fire (Tea and Toast supper!) 

 Soup and Sausages for Bonfire Night (Soup and Hot-dogs with related food for Bonfire) 

Comments

  1. Susan Walsh says

    This is so pretty & definitely giving the stones a trial run keep up the great work Karen love reading your blog

    • says

      GOOD for you Denise and GOOD LUCK! It does have a sort of Scandi feel to it, doesn’t it? I love it and it’s so versatile too! Karen :-)

  2. Angela says

    Very pretty china! I hope I win!
    Thanks so much for the scone recipe…am in LA and craving carbs and gluten….was looking for a good tea time recipe to make….

  3. mands manc (@mandsmanc) says

    my diet will be put on the back burner when I try this delicious looking recipe, thanks for sharing x

  4. Amanda Williams says

    I bought buttermilk yesterday to make muffins, but I think it will be scones for tea. Looks a simplebut delicious recipe. Do not understand the Prep time of 10 hours think/hope its a typo brcause I’ve put the oven on. Wish they sold the china at my local garden centre in Brigg. It sells everything else.

  5. Chevaune Stanley says

    I would always go for something with no pattern at all, but these are REALLY lovely! Good luck all x

  6. Peaches Golding says

    The blue colour and patterns are very attractive – just like the idea of afternoon tea!

  7. ellen geraldine potter says

    wow l love this, thanks for fab comp entered on facebook and twitter as midastouch1111, have just painted my kitchen baby blue, so fingers crossed and buddahs belly rubbed he he x

  8. hannah mayle says

    what an amazing prize this would be fantastic to win an much needed as all mine are chipped.

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