In getting ready for the season premiere of Downton Abbey, I got inspired by my sister’s Christmas present to me. Her initial present to me was the Amy Poehler book, but she didn’t know I had just recently ordered it online! She let me exchanger her copy of the book for another one at Urban Outfitters. I found a recipe book called Tea & Treats: Perfect Pairings for Brews and Bakes by Liz Franklin. I am SO excited to try more recipes from this book and this was just the first one I tried. I will say that I didn’t do the real clotted recipe but a quick and easy one I found online that did the job (but I’m sure that doing the real thing would be more tasty). Enjoy!
- 2 sticks soft butter
- 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- scant 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups clotted cream:
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1 tbsp confectioners’ sugar
- 2 cups raspberries
- granulated sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix butter, flours, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract together until it forms a smooth dough. Spoon them mixture into a piping/pastry bag and pipe oval shapes about the size of a large egg onto the prepared baking sheets or flatten dough balls out with a flat round surface.
Bake for about 15 minutes, until golden.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack until completely cold. To serve, sandwich together with clotted cream and raspberries and dust lightly with sugar.