Zesty green tea scones

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Zesty green tea scones. Photo / Supplied
Zesty green tea scones. Photo / Supplied

¾ cup cream
¼ cup milk
4-5 Zesty Green Tea Bags
zest of 1 lemon
2 cups flour
3-4 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp sugar
1 egg, lightly whisked
1 Tbsp melted butter
juice of 1 lemon
pinch of sea salt

1. In a small saucepan heat milk and cream till just before boiling point, remove from heat and add tea bags. Infuse the tea bags for no less than 3 minutes. The longer you infuse the tea the stronger the flavour.

2. Remove tea bags and allow cream to cool.

3. Preheat oven to 220ºC. Lightly flour a baking tray.

4. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and mix well with lemon zest and sugar. Add egg, butter, lemon juice and cream to flour and mix with a knife. Gently knead dough three times.

5. Divide mix into 9-12 portions then pat each portion into a scone shape and bake 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Check scones are baked by poking one with a toothpick; if it comes out clean it's ready. My favourite topping is strawberry jam with cream.

- Herald on Sunday

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