ruffles, bows and plumes
The house featured above is not mine, but I can pretend (I'm actually a cottage sort of gal - had a mega house and it never felt warm and my friends come to see me - NOT my square footage), Lavender English transfer ware is superb - as for berries, cream and scones.....YUM!
BEST EVER BRITISH SCONES
Hot scones, served as they are removed from the oven, are an English specialty. A MUST for five o'clock tea. Serve with butter and jam.
Preparation: easy. Cost: inexpensive. Preparation time: 30 minutes; total baking time 10 minutes. Oven temperature: 425 degrees middle rack.
This is what you'll need for 8 scones:
2 c. all-purpose flour2 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. salt1/4 c. butter3/4 c. buttermilk
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add butter. Combine with your fingers, a wooden spoon or a pastry blender until coarse crumbs form. Add buttermilk. Quickly stir to form dough.
Divide dough in half. Form each half into a ball. Flatten to a round. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Cut each crosswise into 4 pieces but not all the way through. Bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Serve hot. Is properly served with Earl Grey tea, of course!