Wednesday, March 14, 2012

BLARNEY SCONES FOR YOUR IRISH TEA PARTY - Friends Sharing Tea

Welcome to Friends Sharing Tea! 
This is actually a repost from last year.....
If you have something to share about tea - please link up at the bottom and join in the fun!




Here is an idea for your Irish Tea Party!  These Blarney Scones were fun to make and taste delicious. Last night after dinner I made them from a recipe found in the March/April Issue of Tea Time Magazine 2007.



You might like to purchase a shamrock cookie cutter for this project...










Here is what you will need to make the scones:  1/3 cup plus 1 1/2 Tb butter softened, 1/2 cup sugar - plus 1 Tb divided, 1/2 Tsp vanilla extract, 1 1/2 cups cake flour, 1 1/4 cups bread flour, 2 1/2 tsp baking powder,1/2 cup dried currants, 1 cup heavy cream - plus 2 Tb divided and 1 Tsp ground cinnamon (I did forget this)



Preheat your oven 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  In a medium bowl, using a mixer, blend these: butter, 1/2 cups sugar and vanilla.  In another bowl, sift flours and baking powder (I did reduce mine to 2 Tsp. because of high altitude)  Fold in the currants and then add to the butter mixture alternately with 1 cup cream.  Beat on low speed mixing well.

You will roll your dough out on a floured surface to 3/4".  I used the shamrock cutter on some and the round scone cutter for others and got about 20 scones.  You will brush the tops with the 2 Tb cream and sprinkle with 1 Tsp sugar and the cinnamon - what I forgot to do!  Bake about 15 - 18 minutes.




My grandmother made me the green tablecloth and napkins when I was first married.  I told her I had some olive green very pastel china but she had bright green thread.  Being a frugal woman, she was going to use what she had so I always use this for St. Patrick's Day and anything with an Irish theme!


If you are decorating for an Irish Tea Party - you might be surprised how many green things you can find at your house!




19 comments:

Carol said...

Your Grandmother did such beautiful work! What a great gift to cherish. Thanks for the recipe. Blarney scones is a really fun name.
Love, Carol B.

Carolyn said...

The blarney scones look delicious.I will have to do a search for some green.

Carolyn

Deanna said...

Yummmmmmm!
Lovely post for this time of the year with St. Patty's Day coming.

God bless,
d from homehaven

Antiques And Teacups said...

That's one talented...and dedicated grandmother! A beautiful tablecloth set. There's not much green in my home...too much of a blue addict. So your post is refreshing and gorgeous as usual! Trying to decide if I should make Irish soda bread for dinner tomorrow night! Maybe scones are a better idea....
Ruth

Johanna said...

Hello Bernideen,
nice idea to ue a shamrock cutter. Would love to join such a tea time.
Greetings, Johanna

Martha said...

The scones look good and I love your cloth and napkins and what a great sentiment it has! I love your "St. Patrick's Table"! Can I come for tea?

Rizzi said...

LOVELY POST TODAY, YOUR LITTLE IRISH LASS IS ADORABLE. I LOVE ST. PATRICK'S DAY
WE COOK THE TRADITIONAL CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE, AND ALL THE TRIMMINGS.
I JUST ATE A CRANBERRY
SCONE YESTERDAY WITH MY AFTERNOON TEA. WE GET TEATIME ALSO, MARVELOUS MAGAZINE.
HAVE A NICE DAY, I ENJOYED ALL YOUR PHOTOS, AND HOW FORTUNATE TO HAVE A GRANDMOTHER WITH SUCH TALENT, MY GRAM CROCHETED LACE DOLIES.
RIZZI

Rosemary said...

Yummy! And love all the green touches. May the luck of the Irish be with you always!
Nancy

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2011 said...

I do love scones....and even better when they're in the shape of a shamrock! But I could be biased since my family is Irish, you know. :) LOVE the tablecloth and napkins, very very beautiful gift.

Marlena said...

So springy and pretty. God Bless Grandmothers - we have so many lovely things from them. I was really beginning to think Spring was coming but we got 18" of snow instead. Rats.

Lavender Cottage said...

Your blarney scones look delicious for St. Patrick's Day Bernideen.
I like the tablecloth and napkins, perfect for the occassion.
Judith

Joyce said...

I loved your Tablecover and Napkins made by your Grandmother. How dear to your heart they must be to you. I too have some items my Grandmother's made and I am so glad I own them!!
And your set does look very "Irish"...works perfect for St. Patrick's!

parTea lady said...

Your Grandmother's linens are beautiful. The blarney scones sound yummy - I've always liked traditional scones with currants.

Johanna said...

Hi Bernideen,
love all your Greens. The scones look delicious and your china and tableclothes make every tea time very special.
Best greetings, Johanna

Beth said...

Bernideen, Your tablecloth and napkins are beautiful! Your scones look really good too.
Beth

Angela McRae said...

Don't know if I did that exactly right, but I remembered I had some green things I'd posted in the past. I LOVE all your pretty green teawares, and that's no blarney!

Lady Linda said...

A great St Patty's Day post Bernideen! Everything look so pretty. I love the linens.
Linda

South Bay Ladies' Tea Guild said...

Those scones look so good! I will have to make some when my tea guild friends come over on Saturday for tea. Your photos also make me wish I had some green and white china to use, because I love that color combination!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Bernideen, These look quite delicious - your setting is beautiful! I hope you have a blessed weekend,
Thank you for hosting,
Hugs,
Kathy