This was a busy week for me as I got ready for A Valentine Friendship Tea Event....making enough food for 50 people.
I want to share this recipe that I made for some scones. I had saved this recipe since the 1980's when it was in Country Living. It was the first time I ever made these and I thought they were good!
Some of you will remember Lucy Wing often had fabulous recipes and this was an entire booklet just on scones. I think scones are more popular now than in the 1980's.
This recipe made 16 medium size scones using the middle size heart cookie cutter.
You will need 4 cups of flour, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, 1 Tb baking powder, 1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt, 2/3 cup butter, 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk, 6 Tb cherry jam or preserves or pie filling
Preheat the oven to 424 degrees and grease a large baking sheet (I always use 2 and have the next one ready to save time)
In a large bowl, combine the flour, 3 Tb of the granulated sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. With a pastry cutter, blend in the butter or cut it in with 2 knives until the mixture is like coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk to the dry mix and stir into a soft dough.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 5-6 times. Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with your heart cookie cutter. After you cut the firstgroup - roll the dough again and cut the rest. You will be putting a teaspoon or more of the cherry filling right in the center and putting another "top" on it stacking it and crimping all around the edges with a fork. Now sprinkle sugar on tops and bake around 15 minutes - watch till they are just turning golden.
I think you would like these if you decide to try them! Friday I made several batches. I have learned not to double or triple recipes but do separate batches.
For my event I made 2 Scottish Marmalade Loaves, my Chocolate Fudge Cake Ooooh la la, Linzer Valentine Heart Cookies, Ham Biscuits with Hot Pepper Peach Preserves, 2 Cheeseballs, A Red Pepper Dip and Apple Cranberry Chutney Spinach Pinwheels. I am sorry to say - I forgot to take pictures. Oh - I also made several batches of sugar cookies "just in case" there wasn't enough!