9.29.2010

tea at 3


I am falling in like with a kitchen gadget that we're borrowing from my parents (supposedly to make baby food). It's sold as an immersion blender but also has a chopping function that makes amazing whipped potatoes & an electric whisk that fluffs eggs beautifully. So please forgive the disappearance as the crush intesifies; for now, I'm pleased to find scones a quick bake & a hearty treat on this overcast afternoon.

English Scones
adapted from a recipe by Williamsburg Manor Bed & Breakfast

Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup hazelnuts, ground
  • 4 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla
Preparation
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter a baking sheet. 
  • Sift flour into a bowl with sugar, salt & baking powder. Add the butter & work with your fingers or a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse meal. 
  • Combine the eggs, cream & vanilla in a bowl. Add to the flour mixture & stir until moistened before adding ground hazelnuts. 
  • Flour your hands & a rolling pin well. Roll dough out & cut into biscuit shapes. Place on the baking sheet to bake for about 20 minutes until top is browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  • Remove scones to a wire rack and cool for a few minutes. Cut in half & serve warm with butter, preserves or clotted cream. Makes 8 scones.
Gadgets used
Pastry blender & Immersion blender, chopping attachment & electric whisk attachment

1 comment:

laursy lou said...

when i have my tea party in november i will surely invite you!

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