Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Yeah! It's give-away Teas-day!

Happy Teas-day! We have a winner! Lynne, you won! The correct answer was: Watch the hostess and do as she does. Now I have to tell you, if I were at a really good friend's house, I would just tell her. But, we were talking about proper etiquette in a formal setting. Thanks for playing everyone! Lynne, send me your address and I will send your tea right out to you. You are getting my favorite, French Creme Brulee!

Here's next weeks trivia question:

Which loose tea has the most antioxidants?




No googling! Just guess for fun!

Now, here's that vanilla scone recipe I promised last post. It is delicious and even my boys enjoyed helping make these. O.k, we didn't get them perfect looking-but they were good!

Vanilla scones-makes 12 scones

2 cups self-rising flour

1/3 cup sugar

6 tbsp. unsalted butter

1/3 cup buttermilk*

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 large egg

1 tbsp. vanilla extract

1 vanilla bean, split and scraped

1 egg white, lightly beaten

2 tbsp. vanilla flavored sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 400. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

2.In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, cream, egg, vanilla, and vanilla bean seeds. Add to flour mixture, and stir until dough is just combined; dough will be sticky.

4. Divide dough into two balls. On lightly floured surface, roll half of dough into a 6 x 1/2 inch circle; cut into 6 wedges. Repeat process for remaining dough.

5. Brush scones with egg white and sprinkle with vanilla-flavored sugar. Place on prepared baking sheets; bake 9-11 minutes, or until lightly browned. yumm!

*we substituted sour cream.
Have a blessed day!
111 John 2


Anonymous said...

Green Tea!!!
Congrats, Lynne! You will LOVE the French Creme Brulee! It is truly amazing!!!

Lynne Kennedy said...

Thank you Lori!! and Christina! I will certainly take the time to sit and enjoy my prize tea...maybe when my next Tea Time, Southern Lady, or Romantic Homes magazine arrives!

Just for fun, I'm with Christina on this one -- definitely Green Tea -- a favorite around here, especially blended with Jasmine.

Thank you again.