Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tea on Tuesday with Scones

Steam rises from a cup of tea
and we are wrapped in history,
inhaling ancient times and lands,
comfort of ages in our hands.
(Faith Greenbowl)

I hope your Tuesday is off to a great start.

Rooibos is an all day drink which can be used as a pick-me-up in the morning, a superb thirst-quencher during the day and at night it helps you to relax and sleep well. (MontegoTea.com)

Rooibos on its own is rather strong but Rooibos & Vanilla is quite tasty. And having it along with a cranberry scone makes it all the better.

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 dried cranberries. 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.

The scone recipe is from the January 2008 issue of Good Housekeeping (Courtney Cox's Currant Scones); I prefer dried cranberries rather than raisins.

Best wishes to one and all, Tammy


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Hi Tammy!

Oh, tea and scones ~ YUM! I think I would prefer the cranberries too. I have a pumpkin scone recipe I am preparing to post. Maybe today if I get a chance :)

Nice stopping by to visit with you!

Celestial Charms said...

Tammy, this scone recipe sounds devine. I love scones with a tiny bit of butter, and a smidge of strawberry jam. I'm certainly in the mood for one right now!
Have a wonderful day!

Becky said...

Im thinking I should try some scones.They look yummy.I would love them with dried cranberries.

Have a nice day Tammy!

the old white house said...

i love scones, but have never tried to make them. This sounds easy enough for even me! Thank you for the tip on the tea too, we drink alot of hot tea this time of year. Have a fabulous day!
t. xoxo

Susan said...

Hi Tammy...Your scones sound great. I love scones...especially raspberry ones with a light glaze. I know you don't like sugar.

I hope your day is super today, Tammy! Just super---like you! Susan

Anonymous said...

Ooooo, sounds wonderful, Tammy!!! Wish I could stay inside and bake today! :)

Caterina Giglio said...

oh you and Elizabeth both served scones today, just yummy and I prefer dried crans too! happy tea day! xx

Hearts Turned said...

Sounds so yummy and cozy, Tammy! I'll have to try your recipe--I love scones!

Wishing you a wonderful day, dear friend...and I LOVE your new fall blog look!


Linda said...

Leave it to you, Tammy - I always come to your blog in the middle of day feeling hungry. The scones look great. :)

The best I can do for an afternoon snack is an apple from the orchard and I do think I have some tea somewhere here in my desk drawer.

Happy Tuesday.

~*~Patty S said...

ooo how absolutely yummy...everything goes better with a scone I think
Your quote is just perfect too Tammy!
Happy T day to you

Diane said...

Mmmm. Sounds very good. Diane

Catherine said...

Mmmm....these look very yummy! Love cranberries!
xo Catherine

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

The cranberry scones look wonderful...yum and will be so nice with a cup of tea. I like your sweet cutter. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
You asked about the wedding, it was in the afternoon but over here we call the feast you have at a wedding, a breakfast. Even though the name tends to imply a morning meal a wedding breakfast is far from what the breakfast is generally used for. There was a wonderful feast of delicious food and drinks for everyone.

Happy day

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Mmmm..looks wonderful and I can just imagine the smells from your kitchen :-) I use cream and sweetner in my tea, so I can handle the strong stuff..I need to try some of that blend...

Have a sweet weekQ

Bj said...

Love tea, rooibos is good, but I REALLY love Earl Grey and scones are my favorite. Your recipe sounds pretty simple, I may try to make some myself! I enjoy your blog.

Daydream Living said...

whahahaha! Yes, you are so right! (this is a reply btw, nothing to do with lovely rooibos, love to drink it as well xx), I will change my c into a G... you know, that even my 13-almost-14 year old said something about it not being written this way...hahaha, yes, I'm getting old.... I had to check the link to see what you where saying, hahaha, still laughing here...
Anyway, yes, camera's... I'm not good at the details and all, but since I am talking about this kind of camera for 3 whole years, I am so happy with it! ok, gotta go, have to make some tea, and tanks for the comment Tammy, you always can make me laugh xx Maureen

Daydream Living said...

you see...tanks instead of thanks.....sigh...time to stop...Mx

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Tea and scones sound wonderful right. It's cloudy and chilly here in the Illinois!

Grateful4Crochet said...

that recipe looks delish!
I drink rooibos tea with soy milk, is lovely that way

Rizzi said...


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the visit. These scones look so delish! But when aren't scones delish right? Have a great rest of your day, or is it tomorrow already? xox Corrine

Yvonne said...

The scones look so yummy. Rooibos is one of my favorites. I didn't know it helped you sleep better. May try it in the evenings. Happy tea day.

Steph said...

Thankks for sharing the recipe, Tammy!!! I've got to try out the 2 scone resipes posted this week on T Tuesday.... :)))
Happy T!! :)))

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your scone recipe looks a lot simpler than mine, but I seem to find the hardest recipe around when I make something. Looks like great minds think alike. Amazing that we both chose this week to make scones. Mine look a lot lighter than yours, and I used dried cranberries, too. Yours have more texture, too. I want to try yours to determine the difference.

Unknown said...

A symphony of flavors! I love anything with cranberry :)

Happy Tuesday ... Now I'm off to read your previous post about the poor kitty

Melanie said...

I love scones - haven't made any in a long time. They go perfectly with tea or coffee, don't they? I haven't tried roobibos tea yet...my hubby is the tea lover, so perhaps we'll have to try this!

Janettessage.blogspot.com said...

Love tea and this recipe sounds wonderful. I have never made scones but thought about it recently so this maybe my first recipe.

Oh enjoying your music...takes me back in time.

Angela Richardson said...

Tea and scones mmm.... my favourite. Yours sound delicious. Here in South West England a real treat is a 'Cream Tea', Pot of tea, two light as air plain scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam, There's some debate between Devon and Cornwall whether the cream or the jam is first, Anyhow the taste is great.
Have a great day,
Hugs, Angela.

SusanLotus said...

The cookies lookes so yummie and I think I´d prefer cranberries too before raisins.
And I feel I must bake something today as well.
A cake or some muffins maybe. :)
Roobois tea is very yummie in my taste and I like the strong ones! :)
Hope you are having a great day!

Anonymous said...

Tea and scones? Is it OK if I have coffee and scones?

God bless and have a wonderful week :-)

GwendolynKay said...

Sounds yummy. I have been on a diet since we got home from our trip. I have lost 4 lbs so far. eating lots of fruits and veggies. Low fat, low sugar. :)

My Grama's Soul said...

I just went through a ton of recipes today looking for scones....I think I like yours the best.

Thanks T



BumbleVee said...

Oh, yeh.... Tea and Scones.....my food blog name! What could be better!?

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