Monday, April 22, 2013

Tea & Scones

Today sweet Miss Jen of Blessed Femina is sharing with us:

Tea & scones go ever so nicely together.

My favorite way to drink tea is in a vintage tea cup
(but that's just me:)

So once you have chosen your favorite teacup or mug and
have poured yourself a nice cup of hot tea (or coffee)...
you might just want to make these delicious scones,
they are pretty amazing.
In fact, they are the best I have ever had.

Simply Scrumptious Scones

recipe courtesy~all recipes

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
1/2 cup raisins or dried currants {optional}
1/2 cup sour cream
1 large egg

Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to work in butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in raisins.

In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.

Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.)

Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7- to 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp. of sugar. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on a cookie sheet (preferably lined with parchment paper), about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.

               Mmm... so scrumptious and the sprinkling of sugar is a lovely addition on top.

Hope all of you are having a blessed weekend.

"Rejoice evermore..." -I Thessalonians 5:16

Having turned 21, Jen finds great joy in serving her family from home. She firmly believes that the home is a beautiful canvas for biblical hospitality, servanthood and discipleship.  All aspects of homemaking are on her list of interests including gourmet cooking, baking, calligraphy, sewing and embroidery. She is also inspired by photography, music, theology and biblical womanhood. Miss Jen blogs at Blessed Femina, which she founded in the fall of 2008 to document her blessed life as a daughter/homemaker-in- training and to encourage other women in Biblical femininity. Happily residing in sunny northern California with her parents, it is her greatest desire to live a life depicted in I Corinthians 10:31: “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”


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Loving Touch Wet Bags said...

DELICIOUS recipe! My 7 year even had a great time helping with it, and my husband was pleasantly surprised after working a long day to come home to such a delicious treat!

Kathy C. said...

These scones were fantastic. I've made them for my sewing group twice and will be making them again tomorrow. :) I used dried cranberries instead of raisins and added a bit of lemon zest. :) Delicious! :)

Myhomeofmanyblessings said...

Oh I can't wait to make this with my girls! They would love these with our tea parties!!

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