Monday, February 16, 2015

LEMON CREAM CHEESE SCONES for "Friends Sharing Tea"



This morning as snow fell on Colorado, the smell of scones baking in the oven welcomed another "Friends Sharing Tea" posting:


We have had some unseasonably warm weather causing bulbs to start popping out of the ground.  I am glad it is gone as it was 70 degrees here on a few days which seemed silly for February.  I am sharing a new but old teapot today that I recently found!
  I just love it.  It has a lot of crazing and has certainly been used.




The scone recipe I used today is one I have baked numerous times.  I used the smallest of three sizes of the scone cutters.






I thought I'd share a tip about these darling little spoons you might like to purchase for your clotted cream or lemon curd.  They are generally silver plate or gold plate and require specific care to last.  First of all - never leave them with food on them or in the sink.  As soon as your teatime is over - wash them by hand  with a soapy dishrag and dry them immediately.  Their life will be much longer if you follow this rule.  Absolutely NO dishwasher.


Do pour yourself a cup of tea and bake some scones for yourself if you would like too!




We have Mrs. Darlington's English lemon curd and English clotted cream:







Here is my recipe for 
Lemon Cream Cheese Scones

 I like to try different ways of using ingredients in scones, so this is what I did today.
  Another day I might try something else.

2 1/4 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar (- 1 tsp high alt), zest of 1 large lemon, 2 tsp baking powder (less 1/2 tsp high alt), 1/3 cup firm butter, 4 oz cream cheese, 1 egg, 3/4 cup buttermilk today (sometimes I do heavy whipping cream), 1/4 cup lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine flour, sugar, lemon zest, baking powder.  Using a kneader, cut in butter.  In a small bowl combine cream cheese, egg and buttermilk and lemon juice - combine into flour mixture and make dough ball.

I prefer to roll out my dough on a floured pastry cloth with a cloth covered rolling pin which has also been floured.  I cut these scones with the smalles of 3 sizes of scone cutters.  Bake on ungreased baking sheet about 13 minutes (because these were smaller) and remove from sheet.  Serve warm.  Made about 24 smaller scones.

Today is my blog party "Friends Sharing Tea". 
 I also enjoy participating in these other parties:
Tea Time Tuesday
A Return to Loveliness
Martha's Favorites
Mosaic Monday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea









31 comments:

Ruth W said...

Hi Bernideen...it has been warm for us here in the west, hasn't it? Love your pretty teapot! I love lemon curd...do you carry the clotted cream? We used to when we had our bricks-and-mortar antiques & tea itens store...it was a big seller...minus the jars we liberated and brought home! Lol! Scones look wonderful!
Ruth

kitty said...

I always love to visit your sweet teas, Bernideen, and you've baked some yummy lemony scones. I would love to have one with my tea. Your new old teapot is so vintage looking. You find the prettiest treasures, I must say. Thanks for the tip on the sweet spoons, and thanks for hosting.

Janneke said...

I see snow outside through your windows, brrr it´s really nice to have a cup of tea. Your new but old teapot looks gorgeous, so unusual with the gold. And what about lemon cream cheese scones, I´m going to copy this recipe. Thank you Bernideen.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your teapot is darling! I love the shape of it adorned with the roses and gold. Nice find! I always wash my little spoons right away and yes, the dish washer is a no-no. I would love to try a scone for they look so flaky and would melt in your mouth. Clotted cream and lemon curd sound lovely too. You always set such a charming tea table. Thank you for hosting and joining me for tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Margie said...

I always enjoy lemony treats with my tea and would definitely love to have some of your lemon cream cheese scones! Your music-themed spoons are so cute!

Beth said...

Your scones sound fantastic, Bernideen! You seem to be a fan of lemon - I remember an excellent lemon tart recipe from you (I've made and enjoyed it) on a past blog post. Pretty teapot!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Mmm, I like the idea of adding some lemon to scones besides having lemon curd. I play around with my recipe sometimes too but prefer it without an egg.
Thanks for hosting your gathering Bernideen.

angie said...

awwwwww, thank you for recipe, bernideen!!! i love your pictures!!! thanks for hosting!!!
have a nice evening!!! hugs, angie from germany

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Everything looks absolutely lovely! I adore your treble clef spoons, they are so very charming!

Mrs.Rabe said...

That recipe sounds wonderful, and I think I can modify it a bit for the eating plan I am on!

Lovely teapot too!

Deanna

Snap said...

Fresh baked scones! I'll be right over!!!!! Love the teapot. Happy Tea Day! Thanks for hosting!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh how I wish I were there sipping with you and enjoying those lemon scones and curd with clotted cream YUM!

Thank you for hosting, it's fun to be able to join in the fun. Hugs.

Martha said...

Your scones look yummy. And real cream and lemon curd! I adore lemon curd!

Carrie said...

Hi Bernideen! Lovely tea for a snowy morning! It's snowing here right now, which I'm also a little glad for...this is our first real snowfall this season. Those scones sound delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe! I really like your new to you teapot! The gold is terrific. Have a great week!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Bernideen.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your tea table looks divine today! I love your pretty teapot find and those treble clef tea spoons are so special. I have never seen anything like them and I do treasure anything musical since my father owned a music store and my mom, sis and I sang in the church choir. Your scones look so yummy too. Wish we were closer to visit and share teacup tales. Happy Tea Day and Thank you for hosting.
Karen

Marilyn said...

Love seeing the snow out your window and the color of your tea table. The teapot is just lovely.

Susan Clayton said...

What a perfect spot to enjoy a little bit of nature while staying warm and cozy. Food and drink always taste best made and served in well loved items. The tea pot is beautiful and has a very comforting 'vibe'. Loved joining you for tea time. Thank you for hosting. I look forward to visiting others tonight or tomorrow as time allows.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a lovely tea - it is so bright and cheery - the yellow just lights up the room. The photos are wonderful and I do love that teapot.

Jann Olson said...

Beautiful teapot Bernideen! Still crazy warm here, in fact I'm heading out to work in the garden. We got a dusting of snow yesterday, but it quickly melted. Your scones sound delicious! Wonder if you can buy clotted cream here? Or do you make your own? Thanks for hosting!
hugs,
Jann

Carolyn said...

I love the teapot and the scones look delicious...love lemon!

It looks like you have just a nice amount of snow but we were just buried in more.Love that view!

Thank you for hosting,
Carolyn

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

I am a huge fan of lemon and can't wait to try your scone recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it along with photos of your gorgeous teapot.

Martha's Favorites said...

Your tea pot is amazing! I would have grabbed it right up too. Love the way you have set your table this set. Bernideen, you are amazing. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Martha

Angela McRae said...

Yum! These sound delicious, and I just love that rich gold band around the top of your teapot — lovely!

Beverly Kirk said...

Dear - Dear - Dear Friend in Blogland... You almost shamefully inspire me in your elegance and beauty. Can't wait weekly to peek into your world. My blog posts shout the reality of my world right now... and I'm preparing and dreaming and planning for the backyard, table setting and beauty of life -- with and just liek -- your cup of tea!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, those scones look and sound fabulous! Of all the different things I've done with scones, I've never made them with cream cheese! Must try them soon.

Susan Clayton said...

popping back to say - featuring this post for SYC Thursday at Jann's

Maya Harrison said...

Oh what beauty! The teapot is so beautiful and so is the spread. I would love to be in this tea party :-) The picture of the bird feeders in the snow is also so delightful!

Susan said...

I'm baking these tomorrow morning for breakfast! Like my mom, I love anything lemon, XOXO

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Now I feel like eating some scones, with lemon curd, please!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, I'd like to know how I missed that adorable treble clef spoon the first time I read this post! I did not comment on it, so I know I missed it.