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