Tuesday, February 12, 2013

VALENTINE SCONES FOR "Friends Sharing Tea"

Welcome to "Friends Sharing Tea" and thank you for visiting my blog!  I love to bake and I know that many of you do too.  I baked these nice flaky scones which have raspberry jam inside of them and there is a chair for you too!  I hope you have a few moments to enjoy a cup of tea and a scone.

You know, it worked out well yesterday that we had a "snow day". It snowed all night Sunday and lightly on Monday.   I made homemade soup and bread and there was plenty of time to bake scones - the same ones I had made last Friday I baked again for my hubby and I.....and half to give the neighbors.  Scones need to be consumed while they are fresh.

I have a Valentine Tea Set from 4-5 years ago called "Lucy's Love" which I'm using here. I'm not generally drawn to contemporary type tea sets but I thought this one was great fun and bone china is really nice. (I have 6 plates and 6 cups and saucers)  I've been leaving the little table by the window in our living room so I set up our tea there. 

This recipe will make about 20 medium scones or 14 larger ones.

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and grease 2 baking sheets with butter.

You will need 4 cups of sifted flour, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, 
1 Tb baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 2/3 cup of butter, 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk, 6 Tb jam or preserves and red sugar crystals if desired to sprinkle on top.

In  large bowl combine the flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.  With a pastry cutter, blend in the butter or cut it in with 2 knives until the mix is coarse and crumbly.

Add the buttermilk to the dry mix and stir into a soft dough.

Turn the dough out into a lightly floured surface and knead 5-6 times.  Roll it out to a 1/2" thickness and cut with a Valentine Heart Cookie Cutter.  Use a 2" cutter for smaller scones (more) and a 3" cutter for larger scones (less).  You will be putting a teaspoon of jam on top of one and then another dough heart on top of that.  You will take a fork and press the edges down all the way around to seal the scone layers together.  Sprinkle red sugar crystals on top.

Bake at 425 degrees for about 15-18 minutes

If you are a blogger who posts about tea - you are invited to join me by linking something from your blog below.  Please include a link to this post on yours as well.

I will be linking this post to several other wonderful blogs:
A Delightsome Life
Rose Chintz Cottage
Antiques and Tea Cups
Tea Cup Tuesday With Terri
Tea Cup Tuesday With Martha
Share Your Cup Thursday


Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Bernideen,
this tea set looks so pretty. The pattern of white with pink hearts remind me to raspberries with clotted cream. The Lilies are perfect matching and the hearts look oh so yummy. What a wonderful Friends Sharing Tea. Thank you for the pretty tea time and for hosting this event.
Best greetings, Johanna

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Bernideen, I'm especially drawn to your pretty things. I love the cherub as she surely adds such a presence on your table. I love the Lucy's Love on the cake pedestal and the scones are served in the most beautiful serving piece. I will try your scone recipe soon!

Susan said...

I just love that tea set--it always puts a big smile on my face:-D I baked scones today too; Cherry~Chocolate Swirl and would love to come to tea, XOXO

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen. I absolutely love your teaset with the hearts. So decorative! Wonderful scones. I'll be baking some for tea today. Thanks so much as always, for sharing your lovely photos and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Tanya Rachelle said...

Bernideen! I agree, our cherubs look alike! Maybe they are sisters?!! Thank you for hosting a lovely party again!

Marilyn Miller said...

I do love contemporary tea sets and this one is quite beautiful. I especially love seeing your tea table sitting in front of the window too. The scones look delicious!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your tea set is so pretty and the setting very charming. Thank you for having me and Happy Valentines day to you and your hubby!


Clara said...

Hi Bernideen!
A beautiful tea and I love your new hearts teaset. The scones look delicious and thank you for sharing.

relevanttealeaf said...

Your Valentine's tablescape is beautiful - I love your Lucy's Love tea set! I don't have my Valentine's post up yet, so I've shared my Mardi Gras tablescape instead. Happy Valentine's Day! ~ Phyllis

Unknown said...

Such a lovely Valentine Tea. Your tea set is beautiful, and wishing you a Lovely Valentine's Day.


Terri said...

Oh a beautiful and delicious Valentine's Tea! Very very pretty and I love that you put the angel in there too.
Your hearts tea set is just perfect! Lucky you to have it for the upcoming day!

Elizabeth said...

I love the valentine Tea set!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
I like the china with the hearts on it, makes for a special Valentine tea. We think the same about scones being best the day they're made although I've taken to toasting day old ones for breakfast.
The fudge in my post is your recipe; I wish I had shared with our neighbours. It's so good, I can't leave it alone. :-)

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

I love your pretty Valentine's Day tea set! I am planning on making strawberry scones in the next couple days. Yum!

This is my first time linking up to your party. I'm hosting my Homemaking Linkup Weekend and would love to have you join, if you'd like!

Have a great day!
Mrs. Sarah Coller

Angela McRae said...

What a lovely Valentine's table! I can see I need to be on the lookout for LOTS of pieces to go with my teapot like yours. Like you, I don't normally like too many contemporary tea sets, but I adore this one!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Your heart tea set is perfect a for Valentines tea, so pretty! Your table is so lovely and I'm going to make the scones soon. I love the stained glass with the cute birds in your window and also the spring flowers. Thank you for the recipe and also for hosting your tea party.

Kathy said...

This is such a lovely tea setting - love the sweet angel overlooking the tablescape - the snow in the background makes it enchanting. We're building an ark here - day after day of rain! A pond has formed at the bottom of the backyard - Dearest is considering putting in fish! No, just kidding - Your scones look delicious! Such a delight to share tea with you early in the week, I hope you have a wonderful Valentines!

KathyB. said...

I would love to have a neighbor who baked too many fresh scones & shared them with me. Will you be my neighbor? We could take tea together.

Oh well, guess we can be blogging friends and share virtual tea, and that is one of my weekly treats. Tea time all over the world, right from my cozy chair.

I very much like the tea set, and I have never seen one like it.It IS perfect for Valentines day.

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Dear Bernideen,
Your valentine's day tea is lovely. I really like your heart themed teapot and matching china. Thanks for sharing your scone recipe.
Happy Valentine's day!

Michele said...

Such a pretty and festive table you have set for us, Bernideen!

Thank you for hosting.

Betty Stapleton said...

What a lovely post, love the teapot set,so pretty. Does it match Sandi's? I ended up finding one small dish for valentines, not something Ihave a lot of. I must look around.The scones look delicous too. God bless...

GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh my, those look so good. I'll have to try out your recipe for jam stuffed scones next time my best friend comes over for a cup. The pink sugar on top makes them extra sweet, too.

xinex said...

Your heart tea set is adorable, so perfect or the season.....Christine

Micupoftea said...

Hello! Happy Valentine's Day! Lucy's Love is a gorgeous set! The table looks inviting and the scones look delicious- thanks for the recipe. I especially love the cherub overlooking the scene~

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Bernideen,
Those scones surely look yummy! Everything looks so festive.
XO Ruthie

Anonymous said...

I just love the pictures. The tea set looks lovely and it would be an amazing gift for Valentine's, I have to show your blog post to that certain someone.
Hearts and pink do make my cup of tea and keep me optimistic!

Blog related. I also have a tea blog, quite new, but I hope you'll check it out and I also look forward to getting a feedback from you. My blog: http://rivertea.com/blog/

highheeledlife said...

Bernideen thank you for hosting such a lovely tea and sharing your scone recipe. Everything looks so lovely. xo HHL

Beth said...

Hi Bernideen, Your scones are beautiful, your tea table in front of the window delightful. Love your teaset!!! This is a fantastic tea for Valentine's Day!

The Charm of Home said...

This is beautiful Bernideen. I love your angel! She has a commanding presence at the tea table.:) Thank you for hosting this lovely party!

Rosemary said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Bernideen! Lovely post, beautiful photos!

Anonymous said...

Hi Bernideen! Oh, this is so beautiful and yummy looking. Thank you for the invitation to Link back. I will!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)