Black Currant scones

When you have a house full of girls you might have to attend or host a few tea parties. Today was one of the girls birthday and we enjoyed a nice tea party with family. The birthday girl help me make some delicious scones just for the occasion.

Black Currant Scones

Black Currant Scones

This is a quick and easy tea time treat.

Ingredients 

  • 3 1/2 cup of flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter cubed (cold)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup of black currant
  • zest of 1/2 of an orange
  • 1/2 of a nutmeg freshly grated
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of sour milk (add 2 tsp lemon juice to milk and rest for 10 min)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Black Currant Scones

Tea Party

Method

  1. Preheat the oven at 400 degrees
  2. In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, spices)
  3. Add the cold cubed butter to the dry ingredients and rub with your fingers or a pastry cutters, until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir in the sugar, orange zest and currants
  5. Pour the milk, vanilla, egg and mix with a wooden spoon or by hand until all the wet ingredients are well incorporated. Do not over-mix
  6. Turn the dough on a floured surface and roll until you reach 1 1/4 inch thick and start cutting with a cookie cutter.
  7. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 15 min or until the top or golden brown.Cool on a cooling rack.

Black currant scones

It’s hard to believe that my oldest turned eight today. So many things happened in the last eight years, it’s been an interesting ride. Eight, is no longer a baby and yet not a teenager. Seeking independence, but yet still needs me or lots of things. I have to admit eight is a good number of years to train them to be good helpers in the kitchen, and of course they are always willing to be taste tasters at that age.

Here a few pictures of this afternoon tea party

Tea Party

Tea Party

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Tea Party

Tea Party

Tea Party

Have yourself a good evening!

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