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Cream-Tea Scones

Playing a fancy game? Why not add some homemade treats . . .

Homemade Cream Tea
Mike and I are both West Country born and bred, so a proper cream tea is a staple treat. 😄 Scones are a classic and super easy to make, so why not add a bit of glamour to your game time with these.

If you want to download the recipe, click on the link here – Homemade Scones Recipe

Cream Tea

This is my favorite Royal Worcester mug with a cute fluffy badger on it. I do have a posh cup and saucer – however it is on permanent loan to the Mummy Dearest crockery collection 😆

We get some very funny looks when we ask for a ‘Cream Tea’ anywhere other than the West Country. A cream tea is a lovely cup of tea with a scone, strawberry jam and clotted cream. If you can not get hold of proper Cornish clotted cream, double cream works – be warned, it is nowhere near as tasty though!


50g Salted Butter

450g Plain Flour

50g Caster Sugar

2tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

1tsp Cream of Tartar

1 Egg, beaten

284ml Buttermilk

milk for glazing

Strawberry jam and clotted cream to serve



1. Preheat oven to 220°c/gas 7. Lightly grease a large baking tray with extra butter and dust with a little flour.

2. Sift the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and cream of tartar into a large mixing bowl.

3. Using your fingertips, rub the butter and dry ingredients together until they resemble breadcrumbs.

4. Make a well in the centre of the ingredients and pour in the beaten egg and buttermilk. Using a round bladed kitchen knife, mix everything together until a soft and slightly sticky dough is formed.

5. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.

6. Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1cm.

7. Use a 6cm fluted pastry cutter to cut out 12 rounds. Gathering up and re-rolling the trimmings as needed.

8. Transfer each round to the baking tray, leaving a space between each scone.

9. Brush the top of each scone with a little milk to glaze.
10. Bake the scones in the preheated oven for 15-20mins or until well risen and golden.

11. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
To serve, slice in half and layer with jam and cream to taste. If you prefer you could layer with jam and cream! (there is a fierce rivalry between the proper Cornish way and the proper Devonshire way to serve scones!)


Yummy homemade scones

These yummy scones will not last long. Word of warning, they are a finger food, so take care with sticky fingers not getting near lovely boardgames.

Where scone gone?

What games would you play with fancy homemade cakes? Have you made themed cakes for boardgames? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to see the tasty creations.

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