Tuesday, February 9, 2010


This weekend, set a beautiful table in your living room just for you and your Valentine and surprise them with a light tea f0r breakfast. Use silver if you have it, if not use the best you do have. (I found mine cheap at a yard sale a year or so back.)
Make it feel special, give it a special touch. Serve sweet scones, lemon curd & jam.
Enjoy your time with each other this year. And if there is no special someone in your life at this time, do it for YOURSELF. You deserve it. You could always invite your best friend too.
The Best Scone I've Ever Made-
Teresa's Cream & Currant Scone
2 cups of flour
1/3 cup of sugar + 1 tbsp separate
1 tbsp. of baking powder
1/2 tsp. of salt
2/3 to 1 cup of dried red currants (or golden raisins)
1 cup of heavy cream
3 tbsp. of water
1/4 stick of cold butter, cut into small cubes
1 egg beaten
Mix flour, 1/3 cup of sugar, salt, and baking powder. Stir in the currants.
Mix the water into the cream and blend into the flour very slowly, mixing in with a fork.
Next, add the butter, being careful not to over work it. Remove the mixture from the bowl and knead it on a floured surface working it about five times over.
Form into a ball and place on a lightly buttered baking pan. Smooth into a flat ball and using a floured knife, score into 8-10 scones.
Place pan in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove scones from refrigerator and brush tops with beaten egg and sprinkle with remaining sugar.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until tops are nice and golden.
These things melt in your mouth!
We had ours with a pot of Assam- so good.


Donatella said...

Looks yummy, and romantic is goo0d too! thank you~

Angela McRae said...

What a beautiful post - the writing AND the photos! Your new header photo is one of my favorites ever!

Crystal said...

This looks so romantic, but yet so nice to share with a BFF. I just found your blog, it is lovely. I will definitely be back to visit again.
Have a blessed day

Carolyn said...

Your breakfast tea looks delicious! i love scones-I will have to try your recipe.
thanks for sharing,

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How beautiful this is! Oh the silver and white look so lovely together. Anyone would feel very special with this breakfast tray.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful Breakfast for Two! The silver gives an elegant touch!

I love scones! My new Australian friend just gave me her scone recipe using 7-up! Have you tried that one? My other favorite scone recipe is one made with lemon yogurt (or other flavors.)

Happy Valentine's Day!


parTea lady said...

Your breakfast tea setting is very elegant. I love currants in scones, much more than raisins. They look so good - I'll have to try your recipe. Is the butter 1/4pound or 1/4 stick (2 tbsp) - I'm assuming 1/4 pound. I haven't been putting mine in the fridge before baking - that must be the trick.

Patriotic Mom said...

These look so yummy! How do you think they would be with craisins? I too like your header. The pink is so delicate. Joan

Anonymous said...

The scones look amazing, thanks for sharing the recipe, I'll definitely be trying these.