On Sunday afternoon my house-mate, decided to bake cherry scones! They were delicious so I thought I would share the recipe with you all. Don’t worry, it isn’t a secret family recipe; its readily available on Good Food via the BBC website.
- 350g self-raising flour , plus more for dusting
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 85g butter , cut into cubes
- 3 tbsp caster sugar
- 175ml milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- squeeze lemon juice (see Know-how below)
- beaten egg , to glaze
- jam and clotted cream , to serve
“You can have a batch of scones on the table in 20 minutes with Jane Hornby’s storecupboard recipe, perfect for unexpected guests”
Complete the recipe by following the method outlined on Good Food ‘Classic scones with jam & clotted cream’. Polly’s cherry scones are displayed in the photographs on a vintage style cake stand, follow her on twitter @pol29
Not On The High Street is a brilliant website for purchasing home-wear gifts and accessories like the vintage cake stand shown in the images. Click the logo to access their site.
The cake stand is available from various seller at Not On The High Street, prices start at £29.95 from i love retro to £39.99 by the contemporary home. As well as the vintage cake stand, I also own a set of cake tins which are patterned in a similar vintage style. I received them from Stylebee for my last birthday.
Soho’s Secret Tea Room
While I’m on the topic of tea and cake, I feel it is time to share a secret with you all… Hidden above the Coach & Horses pub in Soho is a Secret Tea Room. Soho’s Secret Tea Room invites you to indulge in scrumptious afternoon tea…and be tempted by delicious homecake cakes, scones, jams, fairy cakes & other delectable delights.
Soothed by the sounds of original 40s’ jazz & swing gramophone records, this is a haven away from the hustle and bustle of the West End. A little tips for those wanting to visit, it is above the Coach & Horses Pub, just behind the Palace Theatre. When we went to visit, we walked around the parameter of the pub exterior and expected to find another entrance for the tea room, but when they say its a “secret tea room” – it really is secret… We anxiously walked into the pub, and felt a little stupid asking the bar man “Erm, you don’t by any chance know how to get into Soho’s Secret Tea Room do you?”
In fact, you had to ask the bar staff because you would not have known otherwise. The landlord lead us behind the bar and up the stairs, I felt I was going behind the bar in the Queen Vic! Once we were seated, we weren’t disappointed. It was quiet so the service was thoughtful and quick.
Fresh flowers were on every table and mismatched cups and sauces decorated the surfaces
Tea was served fresh, and you were given an egg timer so you knew when it was brewed and ready to pour through the tea strainer and into the delicate china mug.
Be sure to visit soon!
Soho’s Secret Tea Room, Upstairs at the Coach & Horses, 29 Greek Street, London, W1D 5DH
Tel: 0207 437 5920 Mail: email@example.com
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