I love this sweet little teapot that I
am sharing with you today.
And it was not made in China so
that's saying something because it
was made in the good old USA.
I first saw a picture of this teapot
in a book years ago. A darling book
came out by a Christian writer, Patsy Clairmont.
I had ordered some of
these books to sell at my shop (back
in the day) and one of the chapters
was a sweet story and sentiment regarding
these teapots. Having written over 35
books, Patsy is still a popular
speaker now at age 76.
So years ago, I gave a friend the book for her birthday. When my birthday rolled around, she gave me the teapot pictured
in the book which is the one I am
sharing about today.
I later found one of these teapots for my friend. In fact, over the years I have bought several others and some that were very inexpensive because they were chipped or
not perfect so they have found a place
out in the garden.
So today since it was snowing, I decided to bake some scones that I have featured
before numerous times over the years:
Lemon Cream Cheese Scones:
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour, 1/4 cup sugar,
2 Tb grated lemon peel, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/3 cup cold butter diced, 4 oz of cold cream cheese diced, 1 egg, 1/3 cup buttermilk, and I add 1/4 cup lemon extract to make for an ULTRA lemony taste.
lemon juice to brush on scones and
sugar to sprinkle on top - before baking
400 degree oven using a 2 1/2" scone cutter
with the dough rolled out at least 5/8" thick
Bake for 12 minutes convection or
16+ regular oven
You have probably baked scones and
it is your usual procedure here: dry ingredients mixed first, then wet items added and then cut in butter and cream cheese
So this is also a bit of a tribute to my friend who made sure life was full of adventure and fun and always lived her gift of giving.
November 1, 1952 -
June 9, 2012