Blueberry Scones and Secret Tea Party

When it comes to supper clubs and home entertainment, Kerstin Rodgers, MsMarmiteLover, is one of the most popular success stories in London.  Going from her last book, which gives advice for aspiring supper club chefs and even particularly keen dinner party hosts, Secret Tea Party focuses on the lovely afternoon tea.  The book covers more than just food, including homemade candles (I love teacup lights!), drinks, a collection of savoury pastries and sandwiches, as well as my favourite, the sweet pastries and biscuits.    There’s an incredible amount of variety, in terms of how advanced the baking is, to the tastes of food and even making your own brands of tea.  I would definitely say that this is a great book for those who like afternoon tea, whether beginners or just wanting to expand your tea repertoire.  It’s inspired me to sit down with a lovely cup of tea and a scone for breakfast (and lunch…and afternoon tea…  The scones are really good!)

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Blueberry Scones (from Secret Tea Party)

Ingredients:

450g self-raising flour

75g caster sugar

1 tablespoon custard power

1 teaspoon sea salt

175g unsalted butter (this should be cold, not softened)

2 large eggs

90ml buttermilk

150g blueberries

1 small beaten egg

IngredientsSift together the dry ingredients.

Sift together the dry ingredientsMix in eggs and buttermilk.  Add in blueberries.

Add in blueberriesSpread the dough over the counter into a square shape, based on your ideal scone height.  Using a cookie cutter, you want to gently mark the scone shape.

Gently mark the scone shapePlace scones on baking sheet, lightly cover with some beaten egg.

Place scones on baking sheetBake at 180C for about 20 minutes.  Allow to cool slightly (although a hot scone with butter on top is the best thing ever) before serving.

Blueberry Scones

I received a copy of Secret Tea Party to review from Square Peg Publishing, but all opinions are my own.  This does contain affiliate links, so if you can’t resist, go ahead and click through!

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