Scone Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose Flour, sifted
  • 1 tablespoons Baking Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/4 cup Butter or margarine -- melted
  • 1 Egg -- lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • Devon Cream -- below
  • Strawberry preserves -- (optional)

Scone Preparation:

Preheat oven to 400. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, orange peel, and soda in mixing bowl. Add butter, egg, and buttermilk; stir with a fork only until dough leaves sides of bowl. Turn dough out onto lightly floured board or pastry cloth; knead gently just until smooth. Divide dough in half. Pat or roll each half into a 1/2-inch thick round. Cut each round into 8 wedges using a floured sharp knife or pizza cutter. Place wedges about 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot with Devon Cream and strawberry preserves, if desired.

DEVON CREAM --1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup dairy sour cream 1 tablespoon sugar. Beat all ingredients together until smooth and light.

This scone recipe is provided for entertainment purposes and not for redistribution. There may be errors in this publication so before hosting your next tea party, be sure to perfect your preparation method and fine tune your ingredients. Although scones are easy to prepare, there is an art to making them the right consistency and thickness. Don't forget to include Imperial Tea Garden® brand teas at your next tea party.