An Afternoon Tea with Buttermilk Scones:
Win 12 pieces of Penzance Dinnerware with Churchill!
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.
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………..
…….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.
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.
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!
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.
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|
|Meal type||Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot|
|Occasion||Birthday Party, Casual Party, Formal Party|
|By author||Karen S Burns-Booth|
- 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
Eat these hot, split & spread with fresh churned butter, fresh cream and homemade jam, preferably sour cherry jam as shown in the photos.
|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:
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
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)
Lisa Williams says
This is such a great set 🙂
I hope you entered to win a set Lisa! Good Luck if you did too……Karen
Lisa Williams says
I did as soon as I saw it 🙂 I have tweeted this too so that everyone can see how beautiful it is 🙂
Lisa Williams says
sharing for the yummyness 🙂
Lisa Williams says
tweeted to share 🙂
Jayne T says
These are very pretty, perfect for afternoon tea. Those scones look very yummy too.
Thanks Janet – I hope you entered the competition! The Penzance range is just beautiful as well as functional too!
Christina Conte Wartinbee says
Wish I could win your scones, too! Am I allowed to enter from the US and have the set sent to a relative in the UK? It’s just such beautiful China!
As long as you have an UK address, yes, you can enter, so the relative in the UK is okay! Karen
PS: Thanks for your lovely comments on my scones too!
what a gorgeous set, I’ve just entered. Those scones look pretty damn good too!
Thanks Helen, and Good Luck!
Laura Loves Cakes says
What pretty dinnerware, I’ve just entered the competition and have my fingers crossed! 🙂
Keeping my toes crossed for you too Laura! 🙂
Susan Walsh says
This is so pretty & definitely giving the stones a trial run keep up the great work Karen love reading your blog
Thanks so much for your lovely comment Susan! Karen
Love that china – it looks very scandinavian, love those scones, love those tulips. So glad I have a UK address too.
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 🙂
Vanessa ball says
Lovely set. The scones look pretty amazing as well
Loma Wood says
Gorgeous China & scones!
andrea lloyd says
wow i would have tea parties all the time with this beautiful china
I know – tea parties here we come!!! 🙂
Samantha J says
Would love to impress my friends and family with this set
Good luck, there are SIX sets on offer as prizes, so plenty of chances hopefully!
Love the owls on this lovely china…
Me too Ruth, and the foxes too!
MARK THOMAS says
james wood says
David Wright says
My wife would love these
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….
alison johnson says
Wow these look lovely I would love to win them x
Dawn Chapman says
What a lovely “clean” looking set.
KATHY D says
Evan my cakes would look good on this lovely set
mands manc (@mandsmanc) says
my diet will be put on the back burner when I try this delicious looking recipe, thanks for sharing x
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.
John Tooth says
great looking set
Chevaune Stanley says
I would always go for something with no pattern at all, but these are REALLY lovely! Good luck all x
These are so pretty and really rather retro. Would look great in MY blog posts too!
Peaches Golding says
The blue colour and patterns are very attractive – just like the idea of afternoon tea!
Tracy Nixon says
Tweeted thank you!
george brown says
what a memorable prize
Louise Hutchings says
Such a pretty set, Perfect for afternoon tea and dinner parties. Good luck everyone xx
Louise Hutchings says
The scones look pretty darn delicious too. I love a cream tea yummy x
Tracey Tedford says
Susan Hoggett says
julie cook says
beautiful pieces, could do with a new set
joan hewes says
What a fresh pattern,would love to own this!
Jo Booth says
this is so classically perfect 🙂
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
Good Luck! Fabulous prizes aren’t they!
claire matthews-curtis says
What a beautiful set!
hannah mayle says
what an amazing prize this would be fantastic to win an much needed as all mine are chipped.
Lisa Williams says
Tweeted to share 🙂
ursula hunt says
There is nothing more decadent than a fantastic afternoon tea
JO JOHNSON says
this looks like a fab one! must try my own spread 🙂