Have you come across the term “manifest” before? In a nutshell… it means that if you think about something hard enough, and put enough energy out into the universe you will receive what is desired.
So… This is my attempt at manifesting some cooler weather. (If it works, I’ll take all the blame!)
Don’t get me wrong, summer is wonderful. Any excuse for a cold cocktail in the sun and I’m all for it, but I think we can all agree the past couple weeks have been a little more than just “some sun”.
So maybe… just maybe… if I bake enough things that pair wonderfully with a cup of tea and a chilly afternoon then I will, technically, “manifest” that into reality. Right? The science makes sense?
Todays gorgeous bake is something right up my alley; Earl Grey and Blackberry scones! An incredible combo of flavours that takes the humble scone to a new level of deliciousness.
What do you need?
3 ¼ cup of all purpose flour
⅓ cup of sugar
1.5 tablespoons of Earl Grey Blue Lady tea, ground up
2 ½ tea spoons baking powder
½ tea spoon baking soda
1 tea spoon salt
¾ cold, unsalted butter
1 large egg, beaten
¾ cup of buttermilk
1 cup fresh blueberries
Save a little extra buttermilk and sugar on the side just to top the scones before baking to give them that golden look.
Start off by preheating the oven to 200°C and line a baking tray.
With a blender or by hand, grind up 1 ¼ tbs or the Earl Grey. Get it as powdery as you can and set aside.
Sieve together the flour, sugar, tea, baking powder, and salt. Get rid of anything that doesn’t go through the sieve.
Slice your butter into cubes and add it to the flour mixture. Use your fingers to mix it together until it’s a crumb like texture
Put the mixture in the freezer for 5 minutes.
In a separate bowl mix your eggs and buttermilk together.
Take your dry ingredients out of the freezer and add your wet ingredients. Mix it with your hands until a dough is formed.
Slowly add your blueberries by kneading and folding them into the dough… don’t worry if some of them get crushed! (Add more flour if needed).
Shape your dough into a 1 inch thickness and cut out your circles.
Once all the dough is cut out and shaped, place them on your tray in the fridge for another 5 minutes, and then gently brush with the extra buttermilk and sugar before baking for 15-20 mins until golden brown.
Serve them with a scoop of cream and a dollop of blackberry jam… and a cuppa, of course!!!
I cannot emphasise how delicious this recipe is. Just writing this out has my mouth watering!
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