Perfect scones for a very English cream tea – Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Perfect scones for a very English cream tea – Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

It has been a busy weekend celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with lots and lots of bunting, cool cucumber sandwiches, God Save the Queen biscuits, towers of jam tarts, Victoria Sandwich Union Jack cakes, sausage rolls, Jammie Dodgers, the Battenberg cake that didn’t happen, batches of scones and cups and cups of tea. I feel like I ate my way  through Nigel Slater’s Eating for England.

On Saturday my friend Charlotte hosted a tea for four Brits here in LA – whilst we sat inside sipping our tea out of Emma Bridgewater Union Jack mugs and nibbling on cucumber sandwiches the children all swam in the pool under the keen eye of a lifeguard. Totally civilized and so good for the soul. I made a batch of scones (recipe below) and brought along a jar of English Tiptree Strawberry Jam and a pot of excellent Clotted Cream. And the all important PG Tips tea bags!

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