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Afternoon tea: scones, jasmin pearls and sandwiches

Afternoon tea with scones

One British tradition I really love is afternoon tea.

afternoon tea with scones

Well, this is my version: traditional scones wit strawberry jam and clotted cream accompanied by hummus cucumber sandwiches with cress and tuna tomato lime sanwiches. As tea I chose jasmin pearl tea.

Luckily we have an English teashop here where I can get clotted cream and the jasmin pearls. Visiting The English Tearoom is like diving into another world – keeping everyday stress outside and calming down while sipping on a freshly boiled tea and talking to the lovely owners Lynn and Christian before deciding what to buy.

Ingredients for the scones:
- 2 eggs
- 50 g of white sugar
- one pinch of salt
- 100 g soft butter
- 100 ml of whole milk
- 300 g plain white flour
- 2 tbsp. baking soda

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees centigrade (gas 5)
2. Beat one egg, one egg yolk and sugar for two minutes to a foam
3. Combine with salt, butter, milk, flour and baking soda
4. Spread the dough on a flourly surface about two centimetres thick and punch out round scones with a diametre of about five centimetres
5. Put the scones on a tray with baking paper and brush with the remaining egg white
6. Bake for 10 to 15 min. until the scones reached the desired light brown colour.

Serve them freshly out of the oven with clotted cream and jam.

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