So excited about the Royal wedding!! My married daughter is coming over tonight (or should I say morning), at 1:00 am to watch with Maddy and I. I remember staying up all night to watch Princess Diana's wedding and 5 years later, Sarah and Andrew's. So romantic.
In honor of the festivities I am making lemon scones and vanilla bean scones, along with Devonshire cream and Lemon Curd. Oh, yum!!!! I have a fabulous book, If Teacups Could Talk by Emilie Barnes. I love this book so much, the beauty of the whole tea party idea and so many wonderful recipes!
Over the years I have hosted many tea parties and here are a few of my favorite recipes:
Mock Devonshire Cream (From the above mentioned book)
8 ounces softened cream cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
Mix together well and chill. Serve with scones, muffins and/or fresh fruit.
Chicken Salad Finger Sandwiches
1 cup chopped, cooked chicken
1 apple~ peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup craisins
1/2 cup craisins
mayo to taste
salt & pepper
1/2 tsp curry powder
White or wheat bread
Mix all ingredients until well blended. Add salt & pepper to taste. Chill well. Butter white or white bread and spread with filling. Trim crusts and cut into triangles.
Double Chocolate Scones
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 beaten egg
1 8 oz carton plain yogurt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Powdered sugar & milk for glaze
Sift together all dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in center of dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl, mix together egg and yogurt. Mix into dry ingredients until just moistened. Fold in chocolate chips. Knead gently a few times on a lightly floured surface. Pat out into a 9" circle. Cut in to wedges and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 about 18 minutes. Cool then glaze with a mixture of 1/2 powdered sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons milk.