Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Yesterday was very fallish so I set up a little tea with my English Hunt Dishes.  I will tell you the wind was blowing swiftly as I took these photos.   I baked some awesome Apple Scones and the recipe was so easy. Have a seat here and pour yourself a cup of tea.  I did a "quality control test" on the scone and they were delicious!  

 This scone recipe comes from the book "Afternoon Tea Serenade" by Sharon O'Connor which I have featured here before.  The recipe was originally from  Claridge's in London.

Here is the recipe:

You will need:  3 1/4 cups sifted flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 Tb baking powder, 1/3 cup unsalted butter at room  temperature, 3/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 cooking apples peeled, cored and chopped.  (my tweak - I also added 2/3 cup dark raisins and 1 Tb ground cinnamon)

Sift the flour, sugar and baking powder together in a large bowl. Add the butter, pour in milk and cream and form soft dough.  On a lightly floured surface roll the dough and cut into 2" scones.  Place on greased baking sheet.  Brush tops with egg yolk.  Bake 400 degrees for 15 minutes.  Serve warm with clotted cream.  (made 20 scones)

You might also enjoy thumbing through these older
 Victoria Magazines
 which are all October issues:

October is all about APPLES so I just grabbed a 
couple bags at the grocery store and plan to do some serious
 apple baking this week!  Isn't it fun to enjoy the tastes and flavors that each season has to offer especially during National Apple Month!

Here is another post with these HUNT DISHES 
that you might enjoy.

I hope you will join me if you are a blogger and link something about TEA at the bottom here!  Friends Sharing Tea is about baking, collecting teapots/cups and saucers, going out for tea, having a tea party, enjoying tea, etc.  I appreciate all my tea loving blogger friends who participate!

I am sharing with these fellow bloggers:
Tweak It Tuesday
Tea Time Tuesday
A Return to Loveliness
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tea Cup Tuesday With Martha
Mosiac Monday
Cottage Style Party
What's It Wednesday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Homemaking Party
Tea Cup Tuesday With Terri
Simple and Sweet Fridays
Foodie Friday


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your apple scones look amazing! I love your Hunt china and the tartan tablecloth with the hunting scene topper is so perfect. What a beautiful setting there among the coloured leaves. Thanks for sharing and coming to tea.


Clara said...

Hi Bernadeen
Your apple scones sound delicious and I love your Fox Hunt china. The setting looks great on the plaid adorned tablesetting.

Beth said...

Your hunt dishes are gorgeous! The setting for tea is quite pretty with the red and yellow leaves,and the scones sound marvelous. Great tea today!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your Hunt China looks so very British! I love your red tablecloth and the shape of that teapot is divine! I would love to have some of your apple scones outside with you. Thank you for visiting me and also for hosting another "Friends Sharing Tea" today. Have a wonderful week! Take care,

ellen b. said...

Such a lovely outdoor setting! Love the plaid!

xinex said...

OMG! I love your hunt scene tea pieces,, Bernideen! I have plates but no tea stuff except for 1 tea cup and saucer. The apply scones look delicious and I love your setting...Christine

Marilyn Miller said...

Beautiful photos and setting.
Apple anything sounds delicious, but especially scones.
Thanks for the share!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Bernideen, I love your hunt dishes and also your beautiful outdoor setting for today's tea. I would love to join you for a apple scone and a cuppa tea. I'm planning on sharing an apple recipe for tea at next weeks party. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week, my friend. xo

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

what a beautiful fall setting! I wish I could have a cup of tea and a scone! Nancy

relevanttealeaf said...

What a gorgeous setting for an outdoor fall tea, and I LOVE your English Hunt dishes. They make a beautiful tablescape, and one that male guests would enjoy too.

Anonymous said...

This is my first visit to your blog. It is lovely! I'd love to sit and have a cup of tea with you. Thank you for sharing the scone recipe!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So gorgeous! The plates and tablecloth really go with the setting!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely Bernideen! The hunt dishes go perfectly with the falllscene on the porch. Lovely. Will look forward to what treats you come up with with your apples!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The first thing I always notice with your teas is the tablecloth, in this case two lovely ones. The hunt dishes I really like and apple scones sound perfect for autumn.
Thanks for hosting Bernideen, and sharing your scone recipe.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your fall tea is so beautiful and I love the china pattern! Looks like you are a little ahead of us with all the beautiful colored leaves. Thanks so much for the scone recipe! I will be making them soon. Thanks also for hosting and have a wonderful week.

Susan said...

Oh, how I would have been for tea with apple scones; my fall would be perfect! XOXO

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
you have overdone yourself with this tea time. Love the Hunting Tea set and the Tartan tablecloth goes so well with it. The Hunting scene table topper is great with them. I am sure your Apple scones are lovely. But the best of all in this wonderful tea time is the carpet of colored leaves on the grass. That looks so perfect all together. Thank you for sharing this delight and for hosting thos sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

From the Kitchen said...

I can't seem to rid myself of old Victorias, Gourmets, Mary Englebriets--well, I'm sure you get the picture!! I love the table setting!!


Angela McRae said...

That gorgeous plaid tablecloth is the perfect setting for your lovely English Hunt dishes -- love it! And I'm not a bit surprised to see you've been reading those old October Victorias, as I have been doing the same thing!

Anonymous said...

Blessings, Bernideen - and what an idyllic fall repast you have for us today! I love the way the sun dapples your spread - and I really love those Hunt dishes! So English of you! The colors are cozy and inviting. I can hear those leaves crunching as I take my place across you for a sip from our cuppa. Lovely!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Bernideen, the hunt dishes are wonderful! I love plaid and they go so great with your table skirt. I do love enjoying the fruit of the season. The scones sound yummy. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Lady Linda said...

Oh dear Benideen, this blog post is so beautiful...one of my favorites lately. I did post my story from last weekend as you asked me to do. It was really quite a fun time.
SNOW???? You must live in Colorado. You have crazy weather. It's 70 here! Not our norm, but quite nice with all the fall colors.

Terri said...

Oh my goodness Bernideen, your tea time post today looks more beautiful than most I see in magazines! Everything is stunningly well put together. You have such a gift for beauty. I wish I could sit down and have one of your delicious looking scones with you....and chat.