Wimbledon Afternoon Tea – Super Easy Orange Scones

July 3, 2015Sew White

I love Wimbledon and each year for all of my life we’ve always had an afternoon tea to celebrate the good weather and good sport. This year I decided to be make scones from scratch to have with tea and coffee. As there is so much gorgeous fresh fruit available having them with strawberries was a treat. The hint of orange complimented the strawberries very well and they are now a family favourite.

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I was given these fabulous items to use for the afternoon tea. The gorgeous rosebud two tier cake stand is from Premiere Housewares (RRP £18.99 you can find it on amazon). It is so lovely and is a sturdy too. the metal pieces are strong but I’d still recommend transporting it by holding the lower plate. It doesn’t wobble which is nice. I’ve had so much fun using it and everyone has loved it. The straight edge circular cutter from Judge were really brilliant. They were sharp on one edge but had a lovely rounded rim handle at the other so you don’t cut yourself when using them. They also come in a tin which makes them easier to store and not become dented.

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I love cutting out scones! The dough is so springy it makes it really satisfying to press out the circles.

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Pressed out and ready on the greaseproof paper for their brushing with the milk and egg mix before the oven. Then the gorgeous risen scones, golden brown and ready to eat.

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Here are the finished scones on the beautiful cake stand. I used my Wimbledon tea towel as the background. I love the blue duck egg colour so much. it compliments the food and helps really makes them look delicious.

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The scones are adapted from a Mary Berry recipe.
Makes approx 12-15 5cm scones.
Orange scones

Ingredients
-450g self raising flour
-2 teaspoons of baking powder
-75g unsalted butter
-50g caster sugar
-2 large eggs
-225ml milk
-1 orange

Clotted cream and jam

Method
-Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper.
-Preheat the oven to 220ºC/ Fan 200º.
-Sieve the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
-Add the butter and rub together to make bread crumbs.
-Stir in the sugar.
-Grate the orange finely and add the zest to the mix.
-In a jug lightly beat the eggs and add milk up to 300ml (you might not use all the milk from the ingredient list or you might need a little more).
-Add a little a time to the dried ingredients and mix with your hands until you get a soft dough. (slightly sticky is fine). Save a little of the egg milk mix for the glaze.
-On a lightly floured surface gently knead the dough and roll out the dough to 2cm thick.
-Stamp out the scones using round cutters. I like ones about 5cm in diameter.
-Place on the baking trays and using a pastry brush glaze them with the left over milk and egg mix.
-Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
-Allow to cool on a wire wrack with a clean tea towel on to stop them drying out.
-Once they are cool enough to eat. Cut in half add clotted cream and jam.
-Enjoy with a cup of tea!

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As there is a heated debate about which goes on the scone first cream or jam I decided to do both and see which were the most popular. It seemed that cream first was the winner!

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A delicious afternoon tea ready to be enjoyed.

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10 Comments

  • Erica Price

    July 4, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    They look delicious and I do like your cake stand too.

    1. Sew White

      July 5, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Thank you! They were really really good 🙂

  • Jenny

    July 4, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    I love making scones and this weather is perfect for a little tea party in the garden.

    1. Sew White

      July 5, 2015 at 2:44 pm

      They are so much fun to make. I can’t wait to make more 🙂

  • Cupcake Splendens

    July 10, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    OMG,my boyfriend will love you. :))
    Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Sew White

      July 10, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Enjoy it! Thank you 🙂

  • Caz

    July 13, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Oh they look fabulous. Nothing wrong with a lovely soft scone topped with strawberry jam and clotted cream. Love how you’ve decorated and presented yours. Never seen a sandwich version. My eyes tell me there’s something wrong with the cream first then strawberry version. Naaaaahhhh!!! Jam first then a tonne of cream 🙂 Hope you’re well and we’ll speak soon xx

    Caz | Style Lingua

    1. Sew White

      July 13, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      Thank you so much.
      I love how controversial the topic of scones is in Britain. I have learned the error of my way and will no longer sandwich scones together. x

  • Lori White

    July 13, 2015 at 10:11 am

    I have never seen more perfect scones. Love the Wimbledon reference too.

    1. Sew White

      July 13, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      Thank you 😀 They were delicious x

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