Monday, January 30, 2012


Last week I spent quite a bit of time reading Hoffman Media's new book "Scones and Tea" and even googled a number of the tea rooms they featured.  I also became enamored with the Lime-Coconut Scones recipe in the Gluten Free Section of the book.  This morning I baked them - only with regular flour!  You will find this recipe on  page 83. 

My new bouquet of dried hydrangeas came from my sister-in-law -Vivian's garden in Des Moines, Iowa.  My husband brought them back in December and some were 12" from top to bottom.  

I found these scones easy to bake before work this morning - I used a 2 1/2" scone cutter and rolled the dough out onto a pastry cloth. It made 16 scones.  I used more key lime zest than the recipe called for and was GLAD I did. 

 They are wonderful!  I highly recommend this book: "Scones & Tea".

I love this Scottish "Mrs Bridges Lemon Curd" because it was just the right "tartness" for these scones.  I sell several types in my store and  would recommend this one for this scone - rather than a more "butter" based curd.


  1. Hi Bernideen,

    Your tea table with hydrangeas is beautiful! I bet your homemade lime coconut scones were wonderful.

  2. Tea and beautiful hydrangeas on your table. The scones sound yummy

  3. A new book to put on my "to read" list, thank you!

  4. A totally gorgeous table from the china to the hydrangeas! The scones look yummy, I love them for tea time, I should make them soon. Great book too. Have a sweet week.

  5. Oh bernideen, how I would love to sit on this beautiful set table and to enjoy your sweet treats. The scones looks fantastic and I didn't knew that there exist different sorts of Lemon curd. Oh my, I have to learn so much about tea time. The hydrangeas look absolutely gorgeous, almost like fresh. And the soft faded color goes so well with the china. Thank you for this gorgeous tea time.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  6. Hello Bernideen,
    What a treat! Your table is just gorgeous with your fluffy green hydrangeas. The scones, lemon curd, and teapots all make it so inviting. Would love to sit and sip tea with you. Thank you for joining me today.


  7. Mmm ... I love lime, so these sound dee-lish!

  8. This is the new Hoffman Publishers book, isn't it? I love their publications! Your tea table looked gorgeous, Bernideen!! :)

  9. Your table looks beautiful, Bernideen! Love those hydrangeas and the scones sound great! I have been doing a lot of baking from Miss Spenser's cookbooks. We are at 59 degrees today!
    Hugs, Beth

  10. Lime coconut scones sound so good. The dried hydrangeas are gorgeous. Your tea-tablescape is lovely. Love the tea pots! Happy Tea Day!

  11. Anything lime and coconut appeals to me!
    I have an almost identical hydrangea bouquet!

  12. A lovely table as always. I haven't tried the lime scones but will have to do so with your reccomendation!

  13. Gorgeous setting .. this sounds scrumptious! thank you for sharing the book title! xo HHL

  14. There's a lot to love about your post this week. I adore dried Hydrangeas - these are gorgeous! I am thrilled that they dry so well and keep for a very long time - your dining room is lovely - I was intrigued by the peak at your chandelier in a photo - it looks quite romantic. Love the tea set and the zest of a lime coconut scone sounds marvelous! Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,

  15. What lovely photographs. Your tea setting is beautiful. Love the hydrangeas. And your tea pots are so pretty..
    Enjoy the time..

  16. Everything is beautiful Bernideen. And the scones look so delicious!

    Jocelyn @

  17. Bernadine, your tea setting is so gorgeous! With those two beautiful tea pots and your amazing tablecloth, it looks so inviting. The scones looks very good! The tea and scones book is lovely too, I haven't seen it before. I will have to keep an eye out for it.

  18. Yum, the scones look great. I have the cookbook so will have to give it a try!


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