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.
This is a quick and easy tea time treat.
- 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
- Preheat the oven at 400 degrees
- In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, spices)
- Add the cold cubed butter to the dry ingredients and rub with your fingers or a pastry cutters, until it looks like breadcrumbs.
- Stir in the sugar, orange zest and currants
- 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
- Turn the dough on a floured surface and roll until you reach 1 1/4 inch thick and start cutting with a cookie cutter.
- Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 15 min or until the top or golden brown.Cool on a cooling rack.
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
Have yourself a good evening!