HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE DELICIOUS SCONES & BUTTERMILK

Welcome to the 30th Tea Time Tuesday


This week I want to share with you a simple way to make delicious scones,
 and how to make buttermilk, without having to run out to the Market.


TO MAKE BUTTERMILK
Pantry Items
One tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice
One cup of whole milk less one tablespoon

PREPARATION
Add one tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in measuring cup
Add milk up to the one cup measuring line
Stir together the milk and vinegar or the lemon juice
Let stand fifteen minutes at room temperature
When milk starts to curdle, stir
Buttermilk is ready to use

Making buttermilk is easy and if you live in the country as I do, 
then this recipe comes in handy by saving you a trip to the market.
COLLECTING PANTRY ITEMS
Mixing bowl, I use my old dough bowl
Pastry blender
Rolling pin
Cookie sheet pan
Sharp knife
Parchment paper
Cookie cooling rack

INGREDIENTS
Original Recipe flour mix
One and one half stick of chilled salted butter
One cup of buttermilk
One cup of blueberries
Grated cinnamon mixed into granulated sugar 

PREPARATION
Cut one sheet of parchment paper to fit cookie sheet, to bake scones on
Cut one sheet of parchment paper to roll dough out on
Add bag of Original Recipe Victorian House Sconces to mixing bowl
Add one and one half stick of chilled salted butter, cut into small pieces using panstry blender
Blend the dough and butter until fine and crumbly
Slowly add one cup of butter milk
Work dough with hands until soft ball is formed
Place dough on floured parchment paper
Knead three or four times
Divide dough in half
With rolling pin shape each half into a 6 inch flatten circle 3/4 inch thick
Add fresh or frozen blueberries
If using frozen blueberries, leave in freezer until, just before adding to dough to keep them from thawing out to fast, and bleeding the color into the dough
Place blueberries into the dough, now fold the dough into half
shape dough into circle with edges closed to hold the blueberries
Do the same with the other half of dough you have made, if you like add a different berry or fruit
Cut into eight slices, I loved making the scones into a pie shape
At this time you can place on parchment paper cookie sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake,
(my oven was set at 350 degrees for about 13 minutes)
When baking do not let the parchment paper turn  dark tan or brown, then you will not cook them too long
Bake scones until light golden brown
Sconces mix makes about 16 scones, depending on size you cut the scones into
Serve warm with butter, preserves, or as I did with dream whip
Or freeze, I placed my scones in a Ziploc freezer bag and placed on a cookie cooling rack in the freezer to keep their shape.
I emailed Debbie at Victorian House Scones about freezing the scones.  
Debbie says the scones should be double bagged in Ziploc freezer bag and should be good for about three months frozen. The scone flour mix shelf life is one year, also if you are keeping it for a year, you may want to add the bag of scone mix into a Ziploc bag.

I have added where I buy my scones mix for I get many emails asking where I buy my mix from.
I order my sconce mix from Victorian House Scones
I also love to make my scones homemade, but these scones are really fast to make and taste wonderful
The parchment paper makes cleaning up so easy and its great to bake with.
I buy my parchment paper at Walmart.

I like to place my scones on the bottom tier, for they need to be warm when served.
I then added my famous permission cake to the second tier,
on the top tier holds chocolate puffs.
I will show you this Tea soon.

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As always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine

I will be joining Michael Lee at Designs by Gollum
for Foodie Friday
Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie
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LITTLE GIRL’S TEA

Welcome to the 29th Tea Time Tuesday 
One afternoon I found my granddaughters going through a box,
 and setting this Tea Set out on the floor. 
I bought this miniature Tea Set for my daughter, Suzette when she was just a little girl.
The Tea Set is sitting upon a platter that was my husband’s Grandmother’s.

I asked my granddaughters if they wanted to use this Tea Set for their Tea Party. They started loading up the platter and picking out dolls from the box for their Tea Party. 

First I asked, May I please wash it up for you, for the Tea Set has been packed up a long time.
They helped dry each piece and were off to set their Tea Table.
My little Granddaughter’s placed each piece on the table cloth they picked out to use.
My granddaughters, Brianna is 3 years old, and Hannah is four years old.
Waiting patiently for me to capture their pictures. 
Can’t you see they are saying, Please hurry Granna!
Hannah is the oldest, so she gets to pour the Tea.
Many spills, but a quick wash will bring out the stains. 
Brianna is watching closely how Hannah pours the Tea.
Oh, the teapot lid fell off, Granna how do I hold it to keep it on again?
It a little hard to hold it on and reach across the table, next time stand by Brianna and pour her cup of Tea.  Don’t worry all is fine, you are doing a lovely job. 
Brianna is so happy to have her cake and Tea already to sip!
Hannah is very proud of their Tea Table and so ready for her cup of Tea!
Now Granna, I can sip my Tea?
How wonderful it is to have two lovely Granddaughter that love to share Tea together!
If only Granna would stop taking pictures! 
Thank you letting me share my lovely Granddaughters with you today. 
For they make my heart sing every time they want to have Tea!
Sharing a wonderful Tea Time together!

I have not been able to visit much the last few weeks, I so want to, and know I missing so much.
I love reading each of your lovely comments.
Until next Tea Time.
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me! 
Lady Katherine

This week I will be joining:
 Susan at Between Naps On The Porch 
Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie
Beverly at How Sweet The Sound

Tea Time Tuesday 
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TEA WITH MARYANN

Welcome to the 28th Tea Time Tuesday 

My friend Maryann came for a visit, and stayed the whole afternoon with me. 
We had a little Tea and lots of conversation!
We haven’t seen each other in near a year. She gave me a call fifteen minutes before she arrived.
As we ran around straighting the house. I put on a kettle of water. 
I went from room to room gathering accoutrement for our Tea.
 As I had a Tablescapes going in one room, my parlor holding my hospital bed.  
 I was looking for a place to have Tea. 
So the Family Room it was to be! 
Now you will notice we are remodeling our 100 year old home and many things need to be done, like the French Doors do not have trim around them as of yet, Just look over the remodel.
 For we had such a Lovely Time!
My friend, Maryann from Alabama
Yes, she tasted her Tea first, I then talked her into taking a little milk too! She loved it with milk!
With Time so little, and my family stopped by, no time to bake the scones, 
I keep in the freezer for times like this.
I wanted to make a few sandwiches, but Maryann had a late lunch.
So I opted for Chocolate Wafer Cookies and Raspberry Sticks. 
Thanks BJ at  Sweet Nothings for the wonderful tip on how wonderful these chocolate wafers are!
While searching Walmart for these rich chocolate wafers, 
I spotted these wonderful raspberry sticks! They are divine! 
Garnished with my spearmint and raspberries.
I served my favorite Vanilla Cream Tea. Which is so lovely with sweets.
I love to use this sterling silver tea leaves strainer.
Some say there is no place for a strainer at the Tea Table, Oh but I do love using it!  For I like to add my tea leaves to my teapot and pour the hot water in from the kettle, after I have tempered the teapot, by adding a little of the hot water and swirling it around and pouring it out of the Teapot. I then add one heaping teaspoon of tea leaves per cup and one heaping teaspoon for the teapot. I do love my Tea Strong, so always add a little more tea leaves and brew the same amount of time should you like your tea stronger. You can’t tell by how dark the color is, for having strong tea.  By adding the tea leaves to the teapot, doing so the tea leaves have enough room to expand. Some tea leaves infusers are small, lacking room for the Tea to expand. Most of my teapots have a strainer made in the spout, but I find the fine leaves will seep through.
You can see the small tea leaves in caught by the strainer.
I love the sterling silver ornate designs and notice the strainer has a little pot for you to sit the strainer on, so no mess is made on your tablecloth.
Tea Set, cups and saucers,  from Marshall’s
Metal Iron Tray, from Hobby Lobby
Tea Napkins, a set of six given by my sister, Gloria
Flatware: Renaissance Pattern reproduction, from Walmart
Table and chairs, garage sale finds  for$30.00

 I sent  Maryann off with samples, of different flavored black, green and white teas.  I hope she is having many Tea Tasting, while she working/traveling with a friend! 
 I can’t wait to hear which Teas Maryann loved, 
I know she is going to love drinking Hot Loose Leaf Tea!  
What a lovely way to spend an entire afternoon with a wonderful friend and a lovely cup of Tea!
Even though we didn’t have the sconces, sandwiches, and cakes.
I enjoyed this Afternoon Tea so much my dear friend!
I will be joining Susan at Between Naps On The Porch 
for Tablescape Thursday

Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie 
for Saturday Favorites

As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine

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TEA WITH MARYANN

Welcome to the 28th Tea Time Tuesday 

My friend Maryann came for a visit, and stayed the whole afternoon with me. 
We had a little Tea and lots of conversation!
We haven’t seen each other in near a year. She gave me a call fifteen minutes before she arrived.
As we ran around straighting the house. I put on a kettle of water. 
I went from room to room gathering accoutrement for our Tea.
 As I had a Tablescapes going in one room, my parlor holding my hospital bed.  
 I was looking for a place to have Tea. 
So the Family Room it was to be! 
Now you will notice we are remodeling our 100 year old home and many things need to be done, like the French Doors do not have trim around them as of yet, Just look over the remodel.
 For we had such a Lovely Time!
My friend, Maryann from Alabama
Yes, she tasted her Tea first, I then talked her into taking a little milk too! She loved it with milk!
With Time so little, and my family stopped by, no time to bake the scones, 
I keep in the freezer for times like this.
I wanted to make a few sandwiches, but Maryann had a late lunch.
So I opted for Chocolate Wafer Cookies and Raspberry Sticks. 
Thanks BJ at  Sweet Nothings for the wonderful tip on how wonderful these chocolate wafers are!
While searching Walmart for these rich chocolate wafers, 
I spotted these wonderful raspberry sticks! They are divine! 
Garnished with my spearmint and raspberries.
I served my favorite Vanilla Cream Tea. Which is so lovely with sweets.
I love to use this sterling silver tea leaves strainer.
Some say there is no place for a strainer at the Tea Table, Oh but I do love using it!  For I like to add my tea leaves to my teapot and pour the hot water in from the kettle, after I have tempered the teapot, by adding a little of the hot water and swirling it around and pouring it out of the Teapot. I then add one heaping teaspoon of tea leaves per cup and one heaping teaspoon for the teapot. I do love my Tea Strong, so always add a little more tea leaves and brew the same amount of time should you like your tea stronger. You can’t tell by how dark the color is, for having strong tea.  By adding the tea leaves to the teapot, doing so the tea leaves have enough room to expand. Some tea leaves infusers are small, lacking room for the Tea to expand. Most of my teapots have a strainer made in the spout, but I find the fine leaves will seep through.
You can see the small tea leaves in caught by the strainer.
I love the sterling silver ornate designs and notice the strainer has a little pot for you to sit the strainer on, so no mess is made on your tablecloth.
Tea Set, cups and saucers,  from Marshall’s
Metal Iron Tray, from Hobby Lobby
Tea Napkins, a set of six given by my sister, Gloria
Flatware: Renaissance Pattern reproduction, from Walmart
Table and chairs, garage sale finds  for$30.00

 I sent  Maryann off with samples, of different flavored black, green and white teas.  I hope she is having many Tea Tasting, while she working/traveling with a friend! 
 I can’t wait to hear which Teas Maryann loved, 
I know she is going to love drinking Hot Loose Leaf Tea!  
What a lovely way to spend an entire afternoon with a wonderful friend and a lovely cup of Tea!
Even though we didn’t have the sconces, sandwiches, and cakes.
I enjoyed this Afternoon Tea so much my dear friend!
I will be joining Susan at Between Naps On The Porch 
for Tablescape Thursday

Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie 
for Saturday Favorites

As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine

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Julia’s Tea

Welcome to the 27th Tea Time Tuesday
Today we will be visiting Wears Valley, Tennessee
Julia, has shared pictures of her home with us today.

Every year Julia participates in the Dogwood Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee
Each year each participate is asked to pick out a painting from Crescent Bend Historical Home.
They use the painting as an inspiration to do a Tablescape.
Julia shared her first place Tablescape win in the Floral Division. 
Her Tea is a Fairy Garden Tea, 
I showed a few weeks ago. Today Julia is sharing her home with us for Tea Time Tuesday

Julia’s lovely Tea set she used for her Fairy Garden Tea
Julia bought scarfs to drape on each chair
The pink and green colors in Julia breakfast room are so lovely
Tea is ready on the table.
Julia can sit and relax on the window seat, looking out at the mountains
enjoying a lovely view and a cup of Tea!
I am sure Julia has lovely Tea’s on her wonderful deck. I love the flowers hanging on the rail.
Julia’s loves to decorate with birdcages. Her floral design is so lovely on the birdcage.
In mid-October, Wears Valley will be having a Fall Festival
Gatlinburg, Tennessee is near by. 
I hope to visit Julia then for she has invited my husband and I to stay in her Guest House. 
 I do hope we shall get to go! 
Julia has promised an afternoon Tea for the Two of us!
How lovely it shall be to have Tea and look out at the mountains!
I can’t wait to meet Julia in person, she visits my website regularly. 
I have had such a lovely time getting to know Julia, through Email!
Thank You, Julia for sharing your home with us today! 

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend.
I want to say Happy Birthday to 
Charlotte, from Mississippi, and Maryann, from Sweet Water, Alabama. 
These are special ladies in my life, we had so much fun working and traveling together!
Many days of shopping all over the Southeastern States! 
Thank you for all the times you took me out shopping, and pushed me around in a wheel chair.
I am so glad I am not in the wheel chair! 
I am Thankful for friends like you that made my days special! 
Happy Birthday Ladies!

 I have two Teas this weekend and will be sharing them in the next weeks.
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine

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