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This is actually a repost from last year.....
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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!