Earl Grey & orange scones
Waitrose and Partners

Earl Grey & orange scones

Will Torrent says he's usually a jam-first man, when serving scones, but suggests Duchy Organic Seville Orange Marmalade deserves to sit and sparkle like a crown on top  

    Vegetarian
  • Makes8
  • CourseCake
  • Prepare20 mins
  • Cook15 mins
  • Total time35 mins
  • Plusovernight infusing

Ingredients

  • 150ml whole milk, plus 2 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp Earl Grey loose leaf tea
  • 300g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 75g butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 orange, zest
  • 1 British Blacktail Medium Egg yolk
  • 227g Clotted cream
  • 4 tbsp Waitrose Duchy Organic Seville Orange Marmalade Fine Cut

Method

  1. Put 150ml milk into a small saucepan, add the tea leaves and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat, cool, cover and chill in the fridge overnight, or for at least a couple of hours, to allow the flavour to infuse.

  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Put the flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Rub in the butter using your fingertips, until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Lift the mixture to incorporate air and keep the texture light.

  3. Stir in the sugar and orange zest, then pour in the infused milk (including the tea leaves) and mix with a round-bladed knife to make a soft dough. When the mixture forms a rough ball, place on a work surface that has been lightly dusted with flour.

  4. Knead the dough briefly to smooth out the cracks (taking care not to overwork it). Roll out to about 2cm thick and cut into 8 rounds using a 6cm pastry cutter. If needed, gather the scraps of dough, knead briefly, roll out and cut again.

  5. Arrange the scones on a baking sheet. Beat together the egg yolk and 2 tbsp milk to make a glaze, then brush this over the tops of the scones. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until risen and golden. Transfer to a cooling rack.

  6. Serve the scones warm or cold. Split and spread with clotted cream and marmalade.

Nutritional

Typical values per item when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

1,577kJ/ 377kcals

Fat

21g

Saturated Fat

13g

Carbohydrates

41g

Sugars

13g

Fibre

1.8g

Protein

5.3g

Salt

0.5g