Clotted Cream Scones Downton Abbey Style are perfect for a high tea watch party complete with china and all your favorite characters on the Downton Abbey DVD!
All the characters that you love are back together. The Downton Abbey DVD just released and what a perfect time to have a high tea watch party. I have the perfect recipe for you to serve – Clotted Cream Scones Downton Abbey Style!
The DVD is an Expansion from the Series!
If you loved the tv show, then you will definitely love the movie as the family prepares for a royal visit from the king and queen. Can’t you just imagine our beloved Crawley family enjoying high tea, served by their intrepid staff? Every time I watch Downton Abbey, I feel like I’m there. I think I was born into the wrong era. I love the beautiful costumes, furnishings and of course the lyrical sounding accents of this very British family.
My ancestors came from England and my own grandmother was born in 1921. She would have been six years old in 1927, the year the Downton Abbey movie takes place. It’s fun to think about things like that to put it all in perspective and feel a real connection to this story.
Downton Abbey is one of my favorite shows of all time, so getting to see the fascinating Crawley family and their clever staff back together at their Yorkshire country estate in this movie was such a thrill!
All you need for a high tea Downton Abbey watch party is…
1) Your favorite tea
2) This recipe for Clotted Cream Scones
3) And of course, the Downton Abbey DVD
The Downton Abbey DVD is available at Walmart and on Walmart.com.
Making the scones is fairly easy. They are basically just like our American biscuits. Start with a flour mixture (recipe follows), blend in butter, cream and eggs. Cut into small circles, brush with melted butter and bake.
Real Clotted Cream vs. “Faux” Clotted Cream
What makes the scones even more British is the addition of clotted cream as a topping after they’re baked. Real clotted cream (non-pasteurized heavy cream baked at a low temperature overnight, then chilled for at least 12 hours) is tricky to make and also takes several DAYS, so I thought it would be easier to make a “faux” clotted cream which is just a mixture of whipped cream, sugar and cream cheese. (Scroll for recipe) It’s also completely delicious paired with the scones!
I can see Mrs. Patmore now, frantically whipping up a batch of clotted cream in the Downton kitchen for Lady Mary who has requested a last minute craving!
So invite your girlfriends, grab the Downton Abbey DVD at Walmart and whip up some Clotted Cream Scones for the best high tea watch party ever!
Serve clotted cream scones with your favorite jam. I used strawberry preserves. Your guests will LOVE them almost as much as the Downton Abbey DVD!
Who is your favorite Downton Abbey DVD character? Let me know in the comments. I think mine is the granny with all of her witty commentary or possibly Miss Daisy Mason who always has a twinkle in her eye!
Enjoy the show!
Clotted Cream Scones
Classic British scones (similar to our American biscuits) with an easy, faux clotted cream topping makes these Clotted Cream Scones perfect for a high tea party!
For the scones
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (cold, cut into cubes)
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (melted, for brushing on top of scones before baking)
For the faux clotted cream
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (cold)
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 cup strawberry jam
For the scones
Preheat oven to 425°F. Note: You will need a large cookie sheet or half sheet pan to bake the scones.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Toss the cold butter cubes into the flour mixture. Using a pastry blender or fork, cut the butter cubes into the flour until you have butter/flour pieces the size of peas.
Add the egg and heavy cream to the butter and flour mixture. Stir until completely combined. Gather dough into a ball and gently knead it against the sides and bottom of the bowl 5 to 8 times. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and pat the dough into an 8-inch round about 3/4" thick. Cut into small circles using a 2" biscuit cutter. Place on cookie sheet. Gather the scraps and pat down again. Cut into small circles. Repeat until all the dough has been cut.
Brush the tops of the scones with melted butter. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cool. Serve with clotted cream (recipe follows) and jam.
For the clotted cream
In a large bowl, beat the whipped cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add the sugar and cream, then beat until mixute is combined and fluffy.
Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Serve at room temperature.
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