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Here’s How You Can Create Your Own Tipsy Gin Afternoon Tea at Home

The Gin Kin Team
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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!

Believe it or not, but gin is actually a great flavour to add to baking; you can use it to create some real treats including boozy cupcakesgin cheesecake or even a gin-ny Tiramisu!

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  1. 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.
  2. Grate a teaspoon of lemon zest into the mixture before adding a large splash of gin and the milk.
  3. Stir into the mixture until it becomes a ball shape.
  4. Sprinkle flour on your kitchen surface and roll the dough out until it is approximately 3cm thick.
  5. Using a 7cm pastry cutter, cut scones out of the dough and place on a greased baking tray.
  6. Brush the scones with gin instead of an egg yolk and sprinkle with a little granulated sugar.
  7. 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.