Today 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.
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.
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.