Sunday, April 20, 2008

TEA TIME RECIPES




we are posting recipes for yummy tea time treats. My recipe is for scones. I seem to be called on to bake these for many occasions. They are supposedly the very ones served at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C., at their special cream teas.

If you try them, please leave a comment


Here is the recipe:
Scones

3 c flour
½ c sugar
2 Tbsp. baking powder
½ c butter
1/3 c golden raisins
1 c whipping cream
2 eggs

Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder. Cut in butter until pea sized. Stir in raisins. Beat eggs and add cream. Gradually add liquids to dry mixture. Mix until no dry spots remain.. Roll or pat to 1 inch thickness. Cut into circles or diamonds , brush with egg/milk wash and sprinkle wth sugar if desired, and rest for ½ hour.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or golden brown. Makes 16















Enjoy the scones!

19 comments:

thetearoom said...

Oh these look so delicious! I think scones are perfect for any time of the day. And we have the same china, the one with the floral design. I just love it and so enjoyed seeing it here in your photographs. Thank you!

ellen b. said...

Oh they look loverly! The photos are beautiful too. Thanks for sharing...

ellen b. said...

Hi again Millie,
I do have a recipe on my site for making vareniki. We make them with a cheese filling and then bake them in butter and half and half and serve them up with sourcream and syrup :)
Watch out cholesterol levels...

Cori G. said...

Hi Millie,
Those look so good! I'll try them this Friday. Can't wait.

Kathy said...

The scones look wonderful! Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

Marye said...

beautiful scones.
I love the versatility of a scone..they just seem to fit any time, don;t they?
marye
kettleandcup.com

Denise said...

Millie, I love the idea of putting a egg/milk wash and sugar on the sconces ~ especially ones with fruit in them. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Have a lovely week!

Arleen said...

Hi again. Thanks for the clarifying comments you left on my blog about your china. I have the teapot in the Aynsley pattern, too. Thanks for giving me the pattern names for other china and cake plate. You're right -- they are similar!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Such beautiful scones! I've already heard about the Empress this morning so I am not quite as ignorant visiting your blog as I would've been just a few short minutes ago. Thank you for sharing this recipe and your photographs make me want to bake scones now!

Steph said...

Such a lovely display of scones and tea wares!

Charli and me said...

Oh those look so good! I also love the photos. Thank you.

ivoryspring said...

Hi Millie,

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I think I am going to try making the sconces for my Sunday breakfast this week. Thanks for sharing the recipe - the sconces look absolutely yummy in the pictures!

Grace Yaskovic said...

lovely lovely post

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Yummy sounding scones! The photos are very pretty too!

Katherine

Lorrie said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Who knows what the real recipe for Empress scones is? There probably are many different ones.
Your china is beautiful.

Lorrie

Bonita said...

The scones look so light and flaky and yummy. That tea set is absolutely gorgeous!

ivoryspring said...

Hi Millie,

I just want to let you know that I did make the scones... they turned out wonderfully!

Rosemary said...

Your scones look absolutely yummy! Wish I could try one right now.
Nancy

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