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!


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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