Do you know who invented afternoon tea? Afternoon tea was invented in 1840 by Duchess of Bedford. The tea and desserts were served to accommodate her hunger between lunch and late dinner. Eventually she started inviting her friends for teatime to enjoy her tea and a company. Afternoon tea was served on low table therefore another name for afternoon tea is low tea. Check out our amazing homemade scone recipe and make yourself a nice cup of Earl Grey.
· 3 cups plain flour
· ½ cup white sugar
· 5 teaspoons baking powder
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 1 ½ sticks cold butter
· 1 egg, beaten
· 1 cup of milk or heavy cream
Prep: 10 mins Cook: 9-11 mins Ready in 25 mins
Step 1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly grease a baking
Step 2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Rub in butter. Mix the egg and milk in a small bowl and stir into flour mixture until moistened.
Step 3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly. Roll dough out into a 2cm thick round. Cut into 8 wedges or circles, and place on the prepared baking tray.
Step 4. Bake 9-11 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
Step 5. Let the scones cool down.
Enjoy with clotted cream, a strawberry jam, and a delicious cup of tea!