Holiday Tea Party December 20, 2012Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Special Events, Vegetarian Recipes.
Tags: Food, Holiday, Scones, Tea, Tea Party, Vegetarian Recipes
On New Year’s Day, we’ve often invited friends or neighbors over for a tea party ~ relaxed entertaining at its best. It’s always been a delightful “pause” in the midst of holiday hustle and bustle.
We serve an assortment of easy to fix sweet and savory treats pulled together from staples in the kitchen ~ finger sandwiches, shortbread cookies, nuts, cake or brownie bites, chocolate, tea, and . . . fresh scones.
Here is my great aunt Edie’s recipe for Scottish Scones. Enjoy!
2 cups flour (can use 50/50 mix of whole wheat/all purpose)
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 tbsp. shortening or butter
milk to moisten (almost a cup)
Mix dry ingredients, cut in shortening with fork or fingers. Add milk slowly, mixing between adds, until dough is stiff but pliable.
Split into 4 pieces. Roll each into a ball, press out flat into circles, 1/4″ thick. Cut circles into 4 quarters.
Cook on greased griddle over low heat, turning frequently, until lightly browned and cooked through.
Or bake at 425 degrees on pizza stone or baking sheet for 10-15 minutes.
Serve with butter, jam, orange marmalade, honey or lemon curd.
Aah . . . that’s better!