Since then I've been dying to try making the whole shebang at home. Now the scones have taken a while to find the perfect recipe, but when I read into how to make clotted cream I was a little put off. Apparently it requires baking the cream for over 8 hours. Dang. As that one lady says "ain't nobody got time for that!" So I looked into other easier alternatives and came up with this, which is nowhere near real clotted cream, but when you make a pot of tea and some really good scones you've done enough already.
Cream Scones from here
- 2 cups flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups heavy cream/whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Preheat oven to 400
- Mix the dry ingredients (except the 1 tbsp sugar) in a bowl with a fork
- Add the cream and mix together, it will be very wet. Use your hands to knead it a few times
- Transfer dough on to a board and flatten it out into a round cake shape and cut it into 8 triangles. You could also roll the dough into balls and flatten slightly.
- Brush the scones with the melted butter and sprinkle with the remaining sugar
- Place them on some parchment paper and a tray and bake for about 17 minutes
Oh man, I probably shouldn't even call this clotted cream. But whatever.
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- Whip up the whipping cream and sugar until stiff
- Gently fold in the yogurt
The cream also tastes really good on fruit and cake too.
There you have it! A not very traditional but pretty good knock-off British cream tea party. Perfect for an afternoon or after work snack :)