Downton Abbey DVD Release! Plus How to Make Proper English Scones & Clotted Cream!

That’s right you can now go grab your very own copy of Downton Abbey DVD from Walmart! I’m so excited to watch it again. I saw it in the theater, but it’s always nice to snuggle up on your own couch (or bed since I have been sick this week) and watch such a great movie.

Anyone that knows me knows that I have to have a movie snack when I watch, but popcorn just doesn’t cut it for Downton Abbey; I wanted to have a special and proper treat as I watch in the comfort of my home so I decided to make my favorite English scones with clotted cream!

If you haven’t seen the movie yet you definitely need to go get a copy today! All of our favorite characters from the series have come together for this magical movie! This is an expansion on the amazing Downton Abbey series. The King and Queen of England are coming to Downton for one night and as you can imagine this makes a huge impact for everyone at the Abbey. I don’t want to spoil it for you though so let’s move onto our movie snack!

Every time I visit the UK I have to have a proper cup of tea and at least one, okay maybe two (or three) English scones with jam and clotted cream. It’s such a favorite of mine that I started making scones at home and they are so easy and fun to make. They go along perfectly with a cup of tea and Downton Abbey!

Ingredients needed for scones:

•    2 cups all-purpose flour
•    4 tsp baking powder
•    1/2 cup sugar
•    1 large egg
•    1/4 tsp salt
•    6 tbsp. room temperature unsalted butter
•    2/3 cup milk (preferably whole)
•    Optional 1 cup of raisins or currants

Instructions for your scones:

•    Preheat your oven to 400°F (204°C)
•    Mix all your dry ingredients flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. You can use a food processor, mixer or by hand if you are looking for a good arm workout! Next add your butter until it’s completely mixed in.
•    In a different bowl, whisk the milk and egg. Be sure to save a tablespoon or two for an egg wash and then pour the rest in with your dry ingredients and mix till thoroughly added. It will start to look like a dough at this point.
•    On a floured surface start to gently knead your dough, be sure not to over knead. If your dough seems too sticky you can add a little more flour.
•    Roll your dough about an inch thick and use a circle cutter of your size preference. You can also make wedges out of this dough if you prefer a different look. Be sure to brush your egg wash over the top of each scone.
•    Place scones in the oven for roughly 13 minutes or till golden on top.

Now for the cherry on top or I should say the cream. If you don’t know what clotted cream is don’t worry, neither did I until my first trip to England. Clotted cream is a very English spread that I can only describe as something between cream and butter. It goes so well on scones and other baked goods and it only takes one ingredient!

Ingredient needed for clotted cream:

 4 cups heavy cream (make sure it isn’t ultra-pasteurized) this will yield almost 2 cups of clotted cream.

Instructions for your clotted cream:

Heat your oven to 180°F and pour your 4 cups heavy cream into a baking dish or oven safe pot. This will bake for about 8 hours and need to cool for another 8 hours. You can then skim the clotted cream off the surface and put it in another container to be stored in your refrigerator for up to 4 days. The rest of your pan will have what looks like a milk consistency left and it can be used for just that!

As I said, super easy to make it just takes time, but it’s so worth it! You can enjoy on a warm scone, pancakes, muffins and more!

Now you have a brilliant movie snack to match your equally brilliant Downton Abbey DVD! I know you will enjoy this movie as much as I did so head over to today to grab your copy! Also let me know your favorite part of the movie and your favorite characters!

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment , but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #DowntonAbbeyAtWalmart


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