Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tea and Treats

I buy a magazine called Tea Time.  This soup recipe came from that magazine.  Simple to make and absolutely yummy. 

The Apple Walnut Scones also came from an edition of Tea Time Magazine.  However, I did not find this recipe on their site so I'll share it here.  It's one of the best scones I have ever made.

Apple Walnut Scones

Yield: 12 scones

2 cups self-rising flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup cold salted butter
1 cup diced, peeled green apple
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1/3 cup cinnamon baking chips
2/3 cup cold heavy whipping cream
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar

*Preheat oven to 350*.
*Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
*In a medium bowl, combine flour and sugar, whisking well.  Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Add apple, walnuts, and cinnamon chips, stirring to combine.  Set aside.
*In a small bowl, combine cream, egg, and vanilla extract, whisking well.  Add to flour mixture, stirring until mixture comes together and forms a soft dough.
*Using a levered 3-tablespoon scoop, drop dough onto prepared baking sheet.  Sprinkle tops of scones with turbinado sugar.
*Bake until light golden brown, approximately 20 minutes.

*HELPFUL HINT -- I used my food processor instead of a pastry blender.

Click on Turbinado Sugar to read more about it

This little creamer found it's way to me and fits in perfectly with my Autumn tea things.  I have many lovely handmade tea things from special friends.  My tea of choice to serve with these delectable delights was HarSha from Harney and Sons.

~Piecefully, Stephanie


Char said...

Thank you for sharing the recipe. Everything looks so yummy.
A trip to Harney and Sons is on our list of places to visit. I hope to get there soon. I'm running out of Jasmine tea.

Nedra said...

yum, yum. And that cute little creamer is a perfect addition, too.

Ulla said...

Sounds delicious! The creamer is beautiful.

Needled Mom said...

Oh yum! Thanks for sharing!

Cille said...

Okay... That's it. Enough temptations. I'm going to bake today :)

Solstitches said...

I love scones and these look delicious. What is turbinado sugar?
Soup looks good too!


Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely tea you must have had!

Candace said...

Just what we need for our foggy and damp day, here! Love the creamer - is it Howard Holt?

Jackie said...

Love squash soup, and scones, and Harney and Sons tea... I'll be over right away!! Thanks for sharing!

Kaaren said...

I am not familiar with turbinado sugar, Stephanie. Can you describe it or is there something that can be substituted?

The soup and scones look delicious. I made soup today as well. Must be the weather. I

QuiltSwissy said...

It took me ALL DAY and 5 stores to find the donut you send me out for green apples and turbinado sugar.....woman, you will be the death of me!


Lynn said...

Another delicious recipe! thanks so much for sharing.
cute pitcher!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Sounds like lunch was a great success! The soup and scones look SO good. Now I have to stop for lunch...

Unknown said...

Hmmmm, I have about 5 years of Tea Time, love that magazine! Not just for the recipes but for their lovely table layouts, so beautiful! Barbara in western NC

pratima said...

Looks Delicious!! Thank you, Stephanie for a tasty recipe :) cute creamer!