Saturday, February 12, 2011


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! 


  1. Dear Bernideen,
    this is really a "hearty" idea to make heartshaped scones. The recipe with cherry filling sounds as yummy as they look on your beautiful chintz tray.
    Oh my that sounds also to a fantastic party event and to a bunch of work for you before. You are really diligent.
    Greetings, Johanna

  2. These look really good and I love your heart plates!!! They are so wonderful for Valentine's!

  3. Yum! You sound like me. Last time I made sometthhing extra just in case, I had enough for double the number of people.

  4. These look wonderful! Come link up to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  5. i will LuV to make these
    & THANK YOU for sharing such delish photos to inspire us...
    HapPy St VaLenTine's Day to you, Bernideen !!
    i hope you have a minute to relax & enJOY some LoVe around you & sent your way!!

  6. These scones look perfect for a Valentine's Tea.

  7. The cherry scones look wonderful. I've never tried making filled scones - thanks for the recipe.

    Your Valentine Friendship Tea menu sounds delicious and the chintz heart plates are pretty.

  8. What pretty scones! Your photos are so good that I want to reach in and pick one of them up. Yum!

    I've haven't ever made filled scones, but I will now. Thanks for your genrosity in sharing the recipe. Beautiful table setting!

    Love, Carol B

  9. These scones look wonderful! Will have to try them out one day...I laughed when you said you forgot to take pictures of your event! That happens to me all the time; I finally assigned one of my kids to the camera!! I get so busy with the last minute things that picture taking doesn't come to mind until after all the food has been eaten! ha...

    I am sure it was a lovely event...


  10. Yummy ..These scones look so delicious... Thanks you for the teatime treats and the lovely read... I'm following you now. ...

  11. Wonderful treats for a Valentine tea! Perfect!


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