Wednesday, March 17, 2021

IRISH CURRANT SCONES FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY

 


 I always look forward to getting out 
the tea cozy I made from one of the
napkins in a linen set my Grandmother 
made me 52 years ago when I got
married.  Several of the napkins were
stained over the years so I used those.
 

Today I set a little table for us to enjoy
our tea time down in my basement tea
room.  I have made us some Irish Currant
Scones to enjoy with our tea.


I haven't crafted much this year but
made the little decoration last year.


You might enjoy baking these scones 
which were super easy so I leave the recipe 
at the bottom of this post.


I found the little Dome Tea Cozy 
at a mall in Kansas City last year.
It would be for a tiny teapot.


This is an old vintage shamrock apron
in the collage above.

I love these
darling personal
sized pieces for
cream and sugar.


I have to tell you that we have had a week
of rain.  It just keeps coming and more
is expected tonight.  The little birds
are all wet and this morning I saw a 
squirrel climb into one of the birdhouses
trying to escape the rain.  I
will be glad when the sun comes
back out but I do remember that
our rain in Missouri would have
been snow in Colorado!



And now here are the ingredients
 for some very easy scones.  

IRISH CURRANT SCONES:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line
a baking pan with parchment baking
paper which really helps to keep it clean.

Combine dry ingredients first and then add
the other items:  2 cups flour, 1 Tb baking powder, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, 1 tsp salt, 3 Tb soft butter, 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 cup sour cream, and at the end add 1/2 cup of currants

I cut these 1 1/2" deep with a medium
scone cutter and baked them for 8 minutes in my convection oven so possibly 9-10 in a 
regular oven.
This recipe made 9 scones.


3 comments:

Rosemary said...

Love all your Irish themed treasures - from the tea cozy to the spring tea cups - lovely! And the scones recipe sounds very tasty! Happy St. Patty's Day! Happy Spring!

Lynn said...

What a lovely St. Patrick's tea you had. The embroidery of your
Grandmother is a joy to see. And you have shown how you appreciate it
by finding a terrific use for any that may be a bit worn or stained.
I know what you mean about the early non-stop rain. But am grateful
it was not snow here either.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, I'd love to join you in your fabulous basement tearoom for some tea and these delicious scones. I can bring the clotted cream (posted this week) as I still have one little jar in the freezer. Love your dozy made from the napkin made by your grandmother. And your new flat-bottom cozies were a brilliant idea.