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Friday, April 20, 2012

Scones and pillows and such..


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..

ENGLISH SCONES
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.. 
Serve with butter and your daughter's homemade caramel apple jam (smile) or with cream cheese...


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..
 Finally... 


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.. 

Wonderful memories.. 

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.. 

Hugs...

11 comments:

  1. So sorry about your Uncle Jimmy. He was a good man and he lived a long life. He's with the Lord now.
    Have a beautiful night, Faye.
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  2. Sorry to hear about your Uncle. Your scones look like very good teatime treats to me, Faye! I would love to see the recipe for caramel apple jam? That sounds delicious. Perfect for fall. Have a wonderful weekend. We are expecting heavy rains here. xo

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  3. Hello Dear Faye...I am so sorry to hear about your Uncle. Please pass on my sympathy to your family.

    I especially love the first cushion or pillow. I was wondering how that technique was done. Did you say it was your step father's quilt? Interesting.

    Have a blessed night. We are tired here tonight..... going to bed early.

    Susannah

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  4. Faye..
    I'm so sorry about the loss of your uncle and for Val's loss too.
    Saying prayers for you.

    Delicious looking scones, and wonderful sewn crafts.
    You are so talented.

    p.s. In Utah, we have a different version of scones.
    More like fried bread dough, eaten with honey butter, or whipped honey.
    It always throws me off when someone comments on scones, or scone recipes. I need to try this version of scones --LOL

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  5. Condolences to the family, and you. So difficult, the good byes for now. Thank Jesus that they are temporary, until we meet them again.

    Loved the recipe!

    Blessings on the weekend, really cute crafts!

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  6. So sorry about your loss! I'll remember you, your uncle and his family this weekend in my prayers.

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  7. Morning Sweet Faye Henry
    So sorry of your loss of your Uncle,but He is Home. How wonderful that we know that.
    Your scones look amazing. Oh how I could use one with my coffee right now.
    Love to you
    Trace

    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  9. So sorry for your family' loss !
    This is the same Scone recipe my mum made . I think you will enjoy this British site as we both love things British .
    http://www.robertsplace.ca/recipes/scones.htm
    Have a great day !

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  10. so sorry for your uncle's passing and family's loss, faye. thank you to Country Gal for her link to british scones! i can't wait to try the cranberry scones! i love any red fruit/vegie in anything & everything!! your 'quilt' pillow is absolutely fantastic!! i tried similar fabric manipulation on a jacket i made yrs ago. i will snap a few pics of it to send to post on Simple Gifts. it was/is truly a 'conversation starter'!!! ^)^linda

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  11. Looks your Uncle Jimmy was a blessing to many. I am sure God is happy to have him "home". I really like that CAT pillow! As for the scones, they must taste different there, I really don't care for them here - of course I have never made them...

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