Pimm’s Clotted Cream Tea

Recipe by Red Tractor

Pimm's SconesThese tasty Pimm's and clotted cream scones are the perfect accompaniment for a summer's day.Pimm's Scones

Summer is the time for fresh fruit, clotted cream teas and pimms! So what better than both mixed into one with a clotted cream tea with pimms infused summer fruits.

Prepare to impress others with this zesty, clotted cream teas, that will take Pimm’s O’Clock to the next level!

Method

For the Scones: 

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Cover a baking sheet with baking parchment.
  2. Put the flour and baking powder in a large bowl, add a pinch of salt, then rub in the butter with your fingertips until it forms small chunks
  3. Stir in the sugar and lemon zest.
  4. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture, then pour in the milk. Use a knife to bring the dough together.
  5. Tip out onto a lightly floured work surface and bring together with your hands.
  6.  Stamp out scones with a fluted cutter and put the scones on the prepared baking sheet
  7. Bake for 10 mins until risen and the tops are golden.

For the Fruit:

  1. Mix the Pimm’s and caster sugar in a bowl.
  2. Stir in the fruit, cover and infuse in the fridge for 1 hr

For the Cream Tea:

  1. Halve the cooled scones. Top with clotted cream, infused fruit and mint leaf.
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