I love England, I consider it to be my second home on this planet! Feel in love with the country when I moved there in my teens and the love affair have continued ever since. I’ll lived on and off in the UK for most of my adult life and I’ve come to love the people, the humour, the little villages and country pubs, the beautiful countryside and ‘the big smoke’ London of course!
Because of all this loveliness I thought I’d treat you to some super simple and very English traditional treats, the gorgeous spread of Lemon Curd and the classic Scone but with a twist!
I’ll start with the Lemon Curd, this is so easy to make and all natural ingredients. This is what you need for a smallish jar!
5 tbs of sugar
4 tbs of fresh lemon juice
couple of pinches of lemon zest
50 g of butter (cold butter in small cubes)
Add the sugar, eggs, lemon juice and lemon zest in a pot. Whisk the mix on low heat until it thickens, once thicken, add the butter cubes while stirring the mix. Let the curd cool off! While the curd cools off you can start making these delicious scones. I’m telling you, this curd and the scones make a beautiful marriage!
Coconut & Lemon Scones (makes 8 delicious bites!)
4,5 dl flour
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp butter (cold butter in small cubes)
4 tbsp coconut
2 tsp grated lemon zest
3 tbsp yogurt (plus you can brush tops of scones if you like)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Crank the oven up to 200*C. Add and mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Once mixed, add butter, coconut flakes and the lemon zest to the mix. In a small bowl mix together eggs and yogurt and then add it to the dry ingredients. Mix it up just a little bit, until all the ingredients come together nicely. Place the dough on a floured surface and knead just a little bit (only few times).
Flat the dough so it’s about 3 cm thick and cut it like on a picture. Transfer it on a baking paper and bake for around 20-22 minutes. Serve with the Lemon curd, or go all in with full tradition and serve with jam and cream!