Yesterday we witnessed the incredible wedding of Harry and Meghan. Admittedly I did watch and very much enjoyed it together with some raspberry lemon scones and a cup of tea. Is there anything any more stereotypically English than scones? Maybe tea and scones.
Did you ever wonder how you should actually pronounce scone correctly? Well the Oxford Dictionary describes it as:
There are two possible pronunciations of the word scone: the first rhymes with gone and the second rhymes with tone. In US English, the pronunciation rhyming with tone is more common. In British English, the two pronunciations traditionally have different regional and class associations, with the first pronunciation associated with the north of England, while the second is associated with the south.
So how do you pronounce it?
Scones are great for a quick treat as they do not require any resting time or yeast. It is easy to customise them. Make them sweet or savoury and to freeze for later.
Raspberry Lemon Scones Recipe
1 cup whole wheat flour, plus 1 tbsp. for dusting the work surface
1.5 cups all purpose flour
1tbsp baking powder
1/2 cup dairy free margarine
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup oat milk
1 lemon, zest only
1.5 cups fresh raspberries, if using frozen toss with 1 tsp flour to coat
For the lemon glaze
5 tbsp. icing sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. Cut in the margarine until it forms a crumbly mass. Add in the lemon zest.
In a separate small bowl whisk together the oat milk and egg. Add into the large bowl and mix to combine.
Turn out the dough onto the floured surface and form into a disk of 3 cm thick. Evenly distribute the raspberries on top and lightly press down. Fold in half twice and then form into a disk about 4 cm high.
Cut the disk into segments of 8 and gently pull apart. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in the middle of a 200c oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown on top.
When the raspberry lemon scones are done baking let fully cool on a wire rack.
In a small bowl mix together the icing sugar and lemon juice until no clumps appear. Using a teaspoon drizzle the mix onto the fully cooled scones. Enjoy!
So tell me what did you think of the royal wedding? I found the entire thing a major delight. From the flowers to the weather (how English) to that dress! It was so pretty and also what I imagined for when I eventually tie ye olde knot. Though maybe with a shorter veil and train.
Were you like me and lived streamed it on the BBC at home or did you plan a major party or go for a viewing party. Let me know how you enjoyed the wedding.