Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tea Time

Last night I made raisin scones.
They are perfect for breakfast or as a snack along with a hot cup of tea.
The ginger in this Twinings brand is nice and zingy.
Preheat oven to 425. Combine 3 cups of flour, 3 TBS sugar, 1 tsp of baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt. Cut in 6 TBS of butter until mixture resembles fine meal. Add 1/4 raisins. Mix in 1 lightly beaten large egg and 3/4 cup of buttermilk to form a soft dough. Turn onto lightly floured surface and pat to 3/4 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutter and transfer to lightly floured cookie sheet. Brush tops with a bit of buttermilk. Bake about 18 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.

Over the weekend I came across this page of potholder patterns and decided to do the teacup. I thought by using cotton yarn, it would come out much smaller and could be a cute motif or coaster, but it turned out to be a whopping 8 inches by 6 inches.
Not sure what I will do with it now but at least I can say I did it.

My 14 year old son had me playing a game online with him and his friends tonight.
It's called TypeRacer.
Each guest has a little car that they race to the finish line by typing a paragraph.
It tells you how many wpm you type and your accuracy rate.
I must say, it was quite addictive and fun.

Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday.


  1. Teapot hot pad? placemat? whatever it may be used for , it's pretty.
    Scones are always so good with hot tea. I haven't made any in awhile, but I will try your recipe soon. Thanks for sharing.

  2. The tea sounds yummy and I love your coaster too! Thanks for sharing and hope to see you during "14 heARTS"!

  3. Hot tea and fresh scones would make a lovely treat today - it's drizzly, grey and cold here.

  4. umm your tea and scones look and sound just perfect

    Love your BIG crochet tea cup = such fun!

    I can almost imagine the fingers flying in that online game you all are playing ... time must really fly by :)

    Have a lovely week dear Tammy

  5. Your scones look yummy, and I love your tea holder...so cute. I must look up that typing game for my kids.

  6. Great and interesting post. I like it.
    I also invite you to my blog. ;)
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  7. Oh I do like your coaster, hot pad, teapot rest, whatever you decide. It's really cute. The scones sound delicious. I paln to make scones for a gathering of knitters this Saturday, maybe I'll try these! :-)


  8. Thanks for the scone receipe, looks like it will be yummy!
    Wonder what you will make it into?

  9. The tea cup mat is gorgeous.
    An afternoon tea tray mat maybe?
    Yummy scones.

  10. That would be a great mat for your morning tea and scones .... Super cute!

  11. Hi Tammy. I LOVE raisin scones. They are my fave.

    Glad you are enjoying the online game.

    Cute new project, too! You're amazing. Susan

  12. Oh I would love a warm scone... love the tea cup coaster!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  13. I have had a hankering for scones for weeks and just haven't gotten around to making any. I would just love to nibble on one of yours right now along with some hot tea. aww... guess I will just have to enjoy your photo with the pretty scallop-edge mat. Cute potholder too. I like the lazy-daisies :)

  14. Thanks for the scone recipe. I've made them before but I always forget about them and they are a little more filling and probably healthier than stuffing myself with cookies! LOL! I'll make them tomorrow as I was going to make cookies. I always need a little something in the evening with a cup of tea. I also love ginger tea and some are bland. I will have to order some Twinings so I can taste it.
    I love your teacup....if that isn't the cutest! I bet if you used thread and a smaller hook it would turn out smaller? It is really neat though! Hugs!

  15. Those scones sound delicious! And the potholder is so cute :)

  16. Very cute tea cup, and I love the recipe, very similar to what my Grandmother used to make.
    Hugs to you,

  17. Oh yum! I love a good scone!! And your tea cup is adorable

  18. Precious tea cup. Confession here: I've never had a scone!!!

  19. Hmm mm mm Your scones sound so yummy :))

    A very pretty teacup , could use it as a mug coaster with a difference ..

    Have a great day :))

  20. Lovely cup you have crocheted. It would be fun as a teacup mat to serve your scones and tea upon. I must try that tea...I love ginger. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

  21. hi, Tammy! I loved that big tea cup, will be great decoration for a tea party!:)
    your scone look yumm! unfortunately, I lost all my baking mojo, because I simply don't have any good baking device... so, held my cookie and cake baking for a while.
    have a great day ahead!

  22. Dearest Tammy,
    Don't know the size of that crocheted teacup but it would make a lovely birthday card!
    Hugs to you,

  23. cute teacup! maybe it could be used for a wall hanging or as a doily for tea partys! your scones and tea look delicious, i love both lemon and ginger.

  24. Tea and scones how very English, you just need some strawberry jam and clotted cream and you would be enjoying a Devon Cream Tea.... de..licious!!

  25. Your scones are looking so yummy! Why I have started a diet yesterday! :)
    The potholder is looking great, I´m sure you will find a nice place for it!
    Have a wonderful day Tammy!

  26. I can never get enough of scones!! =) Thank you for your recipe. The teacup would be a great trivet! I'd be a big loser on the TypeRacer!! LOL! wonderful that you are sharing time with your son... that's always a good thing. ;) blessings ~ tanna

  27. Hello Dear Tammy
    If I had the buttermilk I would be in my tiny kitchen making these right now because they sound so yummy.
    This morning when I found you had visited my site I had a big smile on my face because I love hearing from you but also because before I went to bed last night you were on my mind and I had intended on coming by and saying hello. Then something happened and my good intentions went to bed with me.
    I do find this happening to me a lot out here in this amazing blog world that a lot of times I think of someone and then there they are on my site. I know I have mentioned this before to others but it still kind of blows my mind. lol Of course we all know my mind is not what it use to be.
    Anyway long story short hearing from you and coming by here always makes me happy.
    Your little/big teapot is cute. I am sure you can find a spot for it. lol
    I caught up on some post while here and I love that post about making your son his little black and red piece for him and his friends.
    Too sweet
    Hope your having an amazing week. Be gentle to yourself and know this ole Texas Grandma loves you

  28. I love scones and yours sounds wonderful! Such a cute crochet potholder. In my kitchen I have a drawer full of crocheted things like this. It is wonderful to watch my guests ooh and aww over the contents when I open it. You could make yourself a drawer of these crocheted treasures!

  29. You bake so much good! What a nice potholder you crochet.

    Hugs from a very cold Sweden

  30. The teapot is adorable!

    I love tea, but even this week, my stomach is still nervous with all things. Hasn't been the same since I was sick and guess what - I've been off 2 days again this week, this time with Sarah who caught it. I think that's everybody in the house now, unless we count the cats. ;) It's been miserable. Hoping for better days ahead.

    On the bright side, yesterday, while I was home nursing her, in between, I was painting a mural in her bathroom that she requested when we redid that bath some 3 years ago. Projects take a while for me... lol. It's a Japanese Cherry Blossom tree to go along with her asian-inspired bathroom. Pictures posted in my 2013 facebook album.

    So, now just tomorrow and Friday and a three-day holiday weekend here.

    Hope you have a good remainder of the week,

  31. I like the idea of a tea pot coaster.

    I do love scones, and just started making them. The last ones I made are pretty fancy with apricots, white choc. and nuts. My next batch will be raisin.

  32. HI Tammy,,, your so right about my Marmalade and your Scones.. I need to try these... thanks so much
    for your visit and sweet comments.

  33. Adorable teapot, Tammy! Love the look of those scones, too--yummy!

    I think computer typing games are about my favorite--they ARE so addicting! You should try "Typing Maniac" through Facebook. Drives me crazy & I love it!

    Wishing you a wonderful day, dear friend!


  34. A little snack with a cup of tea always hits the spot! :)
    Wishing you a terrific weekend Tammy!
    xo Catherine

  35. The scones look delicious as does your spinach black bean recipe. I think I will try that! I tried to get my nieces to eat a cooked spinach recipe and they were leary of it. So I played a Popeye cartoon on my smart phone while they ate it and in no time they had consumed it all. LOL The pot holder is sweet .. it would make a nice gift!

  36. P.S. thanks for your kind thoughts on my mom and I.

  37. You have a lovely blog, thank you for sharing. I am a new follower and 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun at the party!

    Evalina, This and that...

  38. Your scones sound so yummy, and tea I need right now. It has been very cold here. 2 PM right now and it is 30 degrees. A heat wave from what we have been having. Your crochet is darling. Your rocks are my favorite though. Have a great weekend.

  39. Yummy recipe...thanks!

    I'm thinking it might make a great teapot coaster or perhaps a place-mat as someone else suggested. What ever you use it for, it sure looks great!

  40. a crochet teapot??? i would frame it and hang it on my kitchen wall. it looks great!


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