saturday scones.

02 September 2011
There's something insanely satisfying about crawling out of bed to a quiet house very early on a Saturday morning. The tiled hallway chilly and the wood floors creaking as I walk to the kitchen. Out of coffee, I put on two pots of tea. For me, the final bag of Bengal Spice (sent by my mom in the mail a few months back) and for my already awake husband, the dwindling stash of Seattle's Remedy Tea number 84 Himalayan. As the sun rises, kids slowly emerge from their night-- rubbing their eyes and sporting porcupine-style bed heads. I gather some ingredients, set out the raspberry jam and begin...

Saturday Scones
(adapted from The Joy of Cooking's basic scone recipe)

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 stick of cold butter, cut into cubes
4 eggs
2/3 cup milk
lemon zest, from 1 lemon

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add the cold butter and use your hands to cut it into the dry ingredients. You are done when the mixture resembles a coarse sandy texture. Add the eggs and milk and lemon zest. Mix gently until a dough is formed. Do not overwork (the dough does not need to be smooth, just merely holding it's shape). Form into two balls. Working with one ball at a time on a floured surface, gently pat it into a thick circle about the diameter of the length of your hand. Cut into four equal wedges and place on a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees Farenheit just until the bottom is very golden in color, about 15 minutes (but watch closely as all ovens vary a bit in temperature). Serve hot, with jam and a cup of tea.

product sources...
Glass tea cups: bodum, 8 ounce Pavina model
Glass tea pots: bodum, older versions of their current The de Chine model
Kids' tea set: Schylling

This entry is linked at Today's Creative Blog.


Patrick said...

I really like your teacups. They are so clean and simple. Where did you get them?

Elizabeth said...

I love your cups too! (I'd also like to know where you got them!) The scones look delicious. It's not Saturday yet where I live so I've bookmarked your page and will use the recipe tomorrow morning for my family. But, I'm hoping to sleep a little later than what you did!!! LOL

Anonymous said...

Yum! I like those kid teacups!

Shelby from said...

I updated the post above to include the product sources for all of the tea sets!

@Elizabeth: I hope your family enjoyed the scones (and I hope you got to sleep a bit later than I did!).

Anna-Leigh said...

Yummers! That seems like a pretty easy recipe, we'll have to give it a try ;-)

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