For those who fancy a little decadence at home, why not create your very own gin afternoon tea in your kitchen?
This recipe is based upon baking scones – but with a little added extra!
We recommend serving with clotted cream and jam, but if you’re feeling really fancy, why not enjoy with a glass of gin and Prosecco in hand?
Gin Scones Recipe
- 250g plain flour
- 250g self raising flour
- Pinch of salt
- A level teaspoon baking powder
- 110g caster sugar
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- 100g of butter or clotted cream
- 250ml milk
- Part of a lemon (grated)
- Generous amount of gin
- Mix the flour, salt, sugar and butter or clotted cream in a large bowl until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. You can also use an electric mixer if you wish.
- Grate a teaspoon of lemon zest into the mixture before adding a large splash of gin and the milk.
- Stir into the mixture until it becomes a ball shape.
- Sprinkle flour on your kitchen surface and roll the dough out until it is approximately 3cm thick.
- Using a 7cm pastry cutter, cut scones out of the dough and place on a greased baking tray.
- Brush the scones with gin instead of an egg yolk and sprinkle with a little granulated sugar.
- Bake in a hot oven at 180c for 15 minutes or until the scones are golden brown. Leave to cool or eat when slightly warm.
Serve with a glass of gin and Prosecco for a luxury edge to your DIY gin afternoon tea.