Daily Archives: September 2, 2011

Afternoon Tea

Cucumber Sandwiches

Blackberry Scones

Jam Cookies

good neighbours

a happy baby

a perfect sunny day

and a pot (or two) of tea.

If this makes you hanker after an afternoon tea of your own  I can share the recipe for the scones and cookies, which will get you part way there!

Blackberry Scones (adapted from a cheese biscuit recipe a friend shared with me)

Preheat oven to 400.

In a bowl mix 2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

2 tbsp sugar

a bunch of blackberries (if you have a chance stick them in the freezer for a few minutes to help them keep their “integrity”)

Then add

sour milk: 1 cup milk plus tablespoon vinegar, let it sit for a few minutes before adding

1/3 cup vegetable oil

Drop scones onto parchment lined pan (I made 12) and bake for 15 minutes.

Jam Cookies from Winnie-the-Pooh’s Teatime Cookbook. (I know!!)

This is half the recipe, which fit perfectly on a large cookie sheet. Just enough for tea when you are having other things, with some leftovers.

Cream together 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup sugar

Beat in one egg yolk and 1/2 tsp vanilla

Stir in 1 1/4 cups flour.

Refrigerate for 2 hour, ish. Then preheat oven to 350.

Make little balls with dough and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment. Make dent with thumb in the middle of each and fill with your favourite jam. Bake for 15 minutes.


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