Once I consider scones, I consider contemporary curd, berries, laughter, and recollections with buddies!
What if I instructed you this scone cake wraps up each little bit of this goodness with its layers of indulgent tea-infused scone cake, contemporary berries, zippy lemon curd, and do-it-yourself blueberry vanilla whipped cream?
Properly, it does!
And it’s each bit as yummy as it’s lovely!
Self-Rising Flour Makes All of the Distinction
This recipe encompasses a particular ingredient: self-rising flour. This scone recipe permits for the scone cake to “rise to the event” and create the “cake impact” we’re searching for. This creates a bountiful cake that has good depth, and a dome-like high that’s excellent for slicing into and separating into two so we will layer it with different fabulous additions!
Curious what the variations are between all-purpose flour and self-rising (or cake flour), are?
When it comes right down to it, each of those flours have very related properties, however there are variations of their components and of their makes use of. Self-rising flour comprises all-purpose flour, however it additionally comprises a number of different components that all-purpose flour doesn’t embody, equivalent to baking powder and salt. These further star components are what give self-rising flour its skill to rise. All-purpose flour, alternatively, solely comprises endosperm or the a part of the kernel that’s utilized in milling white flour.
On the subject of makes use of, when your aim is a pleasant crumb (equivalent to with scones), self-rising flour was our pure should with this cake combine scone recipe. All-purpose flour is extra generally utilized in most baking recipes and as a thickening agent. Ever ran wanting corn starch when attempting to thicken a stew? A little bit all-purpose flour will do the trick!
To place it merely—self-rising flour has a leavening agent (aka baking soda) that permits it to rise. All-purpose flour doesn’t. In the event you ever end up in a bind, with solely all-purpose flour available however want self-rising, a easy mix of the fitting leavening agent and a few salt combined together with your all-purpose flour may also help you create your individual self-rising flour proper at house without having to make that run to the grocery retailer!
The Whip, Curd, and Berries
This recipe, any scone, wouldn’t be full with out the merriment of do-it-yourself whipped cream, lemon curd, and a contemporary berry mix.
Inside this cake combine scone recipe, I infused Meadow Stroll natural tea proper into the scone itself, creating a really delicate taste nuance that dances on the tastebuds. Meadow Stroll is an enthralling mix of lavender and blueberry, with hints of rosemary. It makes for an ideal complement to the lemon curd and selection of blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. To not point out the blueberry vanilla whipped cream!
What I really like about this recipe although is there’s room for exploration and enjoyable! Be happy to vary out the lemon curd and invite a jam in, or pair a jam with the curd. Change up the flavour of the whipped cream! Is that this berry mix not your cup of tea? Then change it up!
You’re even welcome to vary out the milk tea infusion within the scone cake if one thing else sounds pleasing!
Be artistic and luxuriate in!
Scone Cake Tea Delights
Our Raspberry Revitalizer lemon mate is a superb choice to pair with this scone cake. Its vibrant raspberry lemon mix is intoxicating and accompanies the flavors of this cake superbly. It actually attracts out the lemon curd filling—which I like!
One other nice possibility is Simple to Be inexperienced tea which options distinguished notes of blueberry essence and hibiscus, with dabbles of raspberry leaves, rose hips, and cranberries. It’s an ideal berry and tart steadiness to attract out the berry flavors discovered on this recipe!
Scone Cake Recipe
- 280 milliliters milk (plus further for basting)
- 2 teaspoons Meadow Stroll natural tea
- 450 grams self-rising flour
- Pinch of salt
- 115 grams of butter (chilly and cubed)
- 50 grams sugar (plus further for the highest earlier than baking)
- Measuring scale
Components for Filling:
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream (chilly)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon blueberry extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup lemon curd
- 3/4 cups blackberries
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
Instructions for Infused Milk (Make Forward):
On low warmth in a small pan, whereas stirring persistently, deliver the milk and a pair of teaspoons Meadow Stroll natural tea to a simmer.
Simply earlier than the combination involves a boil, take away from warmth, and let steep till it cools right down to room temperature, no less than half-hour.
As soon as cool, pressure the tea combination by a sieve and use a picket spoon to squeeze out all of the steeped milk. Place within the fridge to chill for one more hour, minimal.
Instructions for Scones:
Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a 6” cake pan with parchment paper or spray with a nonstick spray.
In your stand mixer, with the paddle attachment, mix flour, salt, butter, and sugar. Mix till the combination is coarsely blended. The butter must be totally mixed all through, in small items.
Slowly add within the milk till the dough is totally mixed and types right into a ball.
Take away from the bowl and work collectively for a minute, utilizing a little bit cake flour in your arms, to kind a pleasant ball. Place into your pre-greased cake pan.
Take a small quantity of milk and baste excessive of the ball of dough. Sprinkle with some sugar earlier than inserting it within the oven.
Bake for roughly half-hour till you will have golden-brown edges and an inserted knife comes out clear. Take away and let cool earlier than slicing and layering with whipping cream, curd, and berries.
Instructions for Whipped Cream:
In your stand combination, use your whisk attachment to beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and blueberry extract. Begin on low velocity and improve velocity, beating till thick peaks kind.
Meeting of the Scone Cake:
As soon as your scone cake has cooled, take a long-serrated knife and slice by the middle to divide it in half. Set the highest half apart when you layer your components.
First, take your lemon curd and clean it throughout the underside. Subsequent, layer your number of contemporary blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
Then take your whipped cream and layer it throughout the highest of your berries (in ample quantities—it’s okay if it oozes from the perimeters), earlier than inserting the highest of the scone cake again on high.
Slice and serve!
*Inspiration for this recipe from Lavender and Lovage