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I was introduced to tea by my mother, who started every morning off with a cup of her favorite blend. Sometimes, we would visit a local tea room and enjoy an afternoon of conversation over scones, finger sandwiches, and a fresh pot of tea. But we always kept a box of our favorites on-hand for a morning boost of energy or a relaxing end to our day. One of my favorite ways to pair tea is with scones. These mildly sweet cakes are a blend of flour, sugar, baking powder and cream and can be simple with just a few ingredients. Today, I’m sharing my easy spiced scones recipe, which is the perfect compliment to my Constant Comment tea by Bigelow.
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Spiced Scones Recipe
After spending sufficient time in tea rooms across Los Angeles, I decided to make my own scones from scratch to accompany a handful of homemade finger sandwiches. This particular recipe for spiced scones is easy and simply requires a quick prep of the dough before placing them to bake in the oven. If you can find a cast iron scone pan, it will ensure that your scones all cook evenly without being over or under-done.
- 2` cups flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter cut into pieces
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
Preheat oven to 400 F
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, spices, and salt in a large bowl
Cut cold butter into dough
Add remaining ingredients and mix to combine. Do not over mix.
Place scones in prepared stone fire pan
Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes
Serve with fresh whipped cream, if desired
This recipe for scones is a variation and includes some of my favorite spices. Pair it with Bigelow’s Constant Comment Tea, which is a secret blend of black tea, rind of oranges and sweet spice. To this day, this tea is only made by members of the Bigelow family to preserve this original family recipe.
If you are feeling adventurous, why not create your very own tea party.Whip up a batch of Spiced Scones and prepare egg salad, cucumber, and wild salmon sandwiches, and fruit. Serve your afternoon tea with freshly brewed Bigelow Constant Comment Tea.