Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal Wedding!!

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
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.

Best wishes William and Kate! 


  1. Thanks for the delicious recipes! Like you, I am being a night owl awaiting this wonderful event!! Have fun with your daughter!


  2. It was fun and the scones were amazing! I love lemon curd!!! =)


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