Day Four-A Trip To The Cotswolds With Stepheny

bantam_452_602Today we are returning to Chipping Campden just for tea. We all agree that tea is one of our favorite things about traveling in the Cotswolds. So civilized! Now that Downton Abbey is a part of our lives, below stairs and above, tea is essential. I’ve made a reservation at the Bantam Tea Rooms, High Street. You can see the beautiful Cotswold stone building above situated directly opposite the Market Hall on the High Street. Growing up, my mother often brought a tray of tea, cheese and crackers to my father and me before bedtime. I still drink tea with milk and sugar. Can’t wait to have a cuppa with you.

7c06f5885bc4d85cbe243a16b05dd41357e2f2da6d730e96cb573bc48378079aRecipe for Gluten-free Peach Scones Yield: 17-19

2 cups sifted gluten-free all-purpose four -1/2 cup sugar-2 tsp baking powder-1/2 tsp salt-1/4 cup cold salted butter, cut into pieces-1 cup diced peeled fresh peaches-1 cup cold heavy whipping cream-1/2 tsp vanilla extract-Garnish:vanilla sugar

350 degree oven-parchment paper on cookie sheets-combine dry ingredients, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add peaches, stir well. Add to flour mixture, stirring until a soft dough forms. Drop a 3-T. scoop 2 inches apart. Garnish with vanilla sugar or not. Bake 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown and wooden pick comes out clean. Enjoy these scones after we get home from our trip.

d2a814a8ef5b0dd6629e3b9391d795d7 There is talk of extending our stay so we must decide, should we include Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stratford-upon-Avon? I vote YES. Let’s extend our travels and see more gardens. Let me know if you have a stop you would like to make.

651376dfafc5992ba56dee82358cd759Visit my Pinterest Board Named The English Tea Party

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About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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2 Responses to Day Four-A Trip To The Cotswolds With Stepheny

  1. KS Counselor says:

    Looks very cozy. I love cottages and the feel of them. I haven’t visited many but I would love to live in one on the countryside somewhere quaint and peaceful.

  2. Thanks for the gluten free peach scone recipe – I have a friend who is gluten free and I am always at sixes and sevens of what to make for her. I vote for Stratford on Avon. I was actually there once, stayed at the White Swan Hotel and saw a production of The Tempest, my favorite of Shakespeare’s plays. A dream vacation.

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