My favorite memories are in the kitchen with the people I love and I have loved these people for quite a long time. They have seen me through awkward moments, through white eye liner, my Spice Girl obsession. They hated my ex-boyfriends, laughed when I fell, but went to war with the people who wronged me. There have been graduations, loss, career changes, births, and weddings. That’s what you get when you have spent a lifetime together. We were six years old when we first met.
I spent a day with my friends in Portland planning a baby shower for one of our dearest friends. So of course I took some time to bake up some earl grey scones. We took pictures, loved on the peanut buttered baby and finally, ate. The best moments of my life are spend in mundane moments on random whimsies with those girls.
These scones taste like they are complicated but they are simple warm comfort especially when slathered with butter and honey. Perfect for nibbling over conversations about decorations and flower arrangements. It was a real Anglo moment we had going.
I’ve also prepared these scones with ganache drizzled on top and it’s as good as it sounds weird. Sort of like a London Fog Cake. I know, I’m biased towards chocolate in general but there is something amazing about the combination of chocolate and earl grey that sets my heart on fire.
Give these scones a whirl. Perfect for making the weeks breakfast or a nice little brunch with friends. Because carbs carbs carbs!
Earl Grey SconesPrint Recipe
- 3 Cups all purpose flour
- 1/3 Cups sugar
- 4 teaspoons earl grey
- ½ teaspoons baking soda
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¾ Cup butter, chilled, grated
- 1 ¼ Cups butter milk
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Mix flour, sugar, earl grey, baking soda, baking powder, salt in a medium bowl. Whisk vigorously.
Take butter out of the fridge and grate on a cheese grater and incorporate into the dry mixture. Form a crater in the dry ingredients and add the butter milk into it along with the vanilla. Mix with a wooden spoon until it becomes too tough and dump onto a floured surface.
Knead until it forms together. Roll out and fold the dough in half and roll again. Repeat this about four times. Finally roll out to a ½ inch thickness. Cut with a biscuit cutter and place on a baking sheet. Pat with butter milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake in preheated oven for about 10 - 12 minutes.
Best served with life-long friends.