Happy Weekend, everyone..
How are you all faring?
It was another sunny day here but a bit cooler..
How is your weather?..
We had to go to the city to do a bit of shopping this morning
(I found some lovely thrift store finds) and this afternoon we had a bit of company..
I thought that I should make something nice for Saturday morning breakfast and wondered if you might like it also..
I decided to make a pan of Scones and then all I have to do is heat them either in the oven or toaster (never in the microwave)..
I found this recipe in one of my cookbooks and it said they were called English Scones..
I will have to ask my friends across the pond if the recipe is right or not... smile..
Here it is...
*please note.....one of the scones is already missing in the pic ..
Someone needed one right away.. with peanut butter.. ugh..
* note.. it was not me.. smile..
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 T. white sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chilled cut up butter
1 c. raisins or currents or cut up dried apricots
1 large egg
1 c. buttermilk
Egg wash... 1 egg and 1 T. milk, slightly beaten..
In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.. Whisk together..
Cut in butter until well blended..( I used my hands)
Add fruit.. In a separate bowl combine egg and buttermilk and add all at once to dry ingredients.. Stir lightly to form a soft ball..
Turn the dough onto floured surface and knead gently..
Pat into a round shape and place on a greased cookie tray..
Turn oven to 400 degrees F.
With a knife cut the circle into pie shapes and brush with egg wash..Separate slightly with knife..
Bake for 20 -25 minutes until baked through and golden..
They are very good but I have not tasted a British one.. smile..
For Supper tonight we had a Canadian organic chicken..
Grown by our neighbor farmer....
Baked with garlic and thyme..
Lovely and tender..
I thought I would show you a couple of cushions I finished..
This piece of quilting is awesome.. Some of those squares has 4 separate pieces sewn together..Most are 3 pieces and then puffed out somehow.. Amazing..
I bought the small piece years ago at a sale and always wanted to make a cushion with it..
A little cat pillow... smile..
I do have another project almost finished that I will try and share with you next time..
You will love it.. I think.. I do, anyway...
My sweet cousin Valerie called me early this morning..
(You may remember her teaching crafts at our Keepers meeting
and sharing some of her many talents with me HERE and me preparing her room HERE or on my previous blog.. PRIMITIVE LACE ..)
Her dear Dad and my lovely Uncle passed away early this morning.. He was one of my Mom's older brothers..
Uncle Jimmy was such a wonderful husband and father..
He was 91.. (and ate bacon every day) smile..
Him and Aunt Barb have the dearest family...
Their children are like my brothers and sisters..
He was a soldier in the Second World War and came home safe and sound.. Thank the Lord..
Whenever we visited my Gram we would meet all of our cousins at the bottom of her lane where Uncle Jimmy and his family lived..
He surely will be missed..
Please pray for Val and her sweet sweet family..
God bless you all this weekend and I am so happy you dropped by for a few minutes...
Looking forward to receiving a note from you all..