Breakfast,  Dessert,  Recipe

Tea and Berry Scones

Why have I always thought of scones as dry, crumbly, tasteless things that 18th century lords and ladies ate in their stuffy parlors? Goodness, these things are actually heavenly!! As a nod to all the tea times in Pride and Prejudice, I was inspired to make a tea glaze to drizzle over these scrumptious scones. Warm, soft and bursting with berries, they are a tea drinkers delight.

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Berry Scones with Tea Glaze

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: English
Keyword: berries, glaze, scones, tea
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 603kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cold, cubed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup raspberries

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 bags ceylon or Earl Grey tea
  • 1.5 - 2 cups confectioners sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Cut in cubes of butter.
  • Add buttermilk and vanilla. Stir together but dont over mix.
  • Knead for 2-3 minutes.
  • Fold in berries.
  • Pat into 1" round.
  • Cut into 8 wedges.
  • Bake 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.

Glaze

  • Heat the milk to a simmer- do not boil. Pull off of the heat and add the tea bags. Let steep for 5 minutes.
  • Pull the tea bags from the milk and let it cool slightly.
  • Add powder sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. I needed two cups of sugar for my liquid glaze. Add more if you desire a thicker glaze. Enjoy with your favorite cup of tea.

Nutrition

Serving: 1scone | Calories: 603kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 637mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 3mg

If you like this recipe, check out the book that inspired it!

 

You can buy Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen here from Amazon or you can also choose to support local bookstores by purchasing it from Bookshop. If you’d like to listen to this book, I recommend Libro.fm to also support small bookshops. 

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