“Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power, has the ability to comfort.”
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“People who love to eat, are always the best people.” - Julia Child (1912 - 2004) American cooking teacher, author, and television personality.
It’s been a week! Phew! 😜 Glad that one’s over. With a major reno underway, there are a lot of interruptions, hiccups happening and obstacles in the way.
Today is the beginning of a new week. Today is a good day to have a good day!
Today is a day to focus on making “things” happen in life and in business and removing obstacles that are in the way. Today is also a good day to make some delicious comfort food.
Sharing a yummy recipe 🤤 😋 (See recipe below) with you that you can savour with your cuppa this morning, while you work on your goals!
Take time to enjoy a little comfort food along the way. Let’s do this Monday!
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These Earl Grey Honey Scones are perfect for any breakfast, brunch, coffee break or afternoon tea setting. They taste like Earl Grey tea.
Scone; a humble biscuit, a simple pleasure to enjoy with tea, or anytime. Some people prefer not to bake scones because they feel they need to be eaten only when they are fresh. The best part though, imho; always make a full recipe because, once they’re baked, extra scones (is there such a thing? lol) can be popped into a plastic freezer bag and frozen. Next time you don’t have any bread #athome take a scone out of your freezer and reheat for 1 minute in the microwave; delicious! This recipe is easy to make and has only 8 ingredients:
Earl Grey Honey Scones with Honey Glaze
1 cup buttermilk + 1 tablespoon
3 tablespoons honey
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, very cold
2 to 3 tablespoons earl grey, 1 tea bag + 1/3 cup boiling water
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
In a measuring cup, measure out the buttermilk and whisk in the honey. Set aside.In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Using a grater, grate the butter or cut butter into small chunks, over the flour mixture and transfer to the freezer to chill for 5 minutes.
Remove from the freezer and toss the butter with the flour until it’s evenly coated. The key is for the butter and flour mixture to be chilled. Mix the butter throughout the flour, pressing the butter into the flour using your fingers.
Create a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the buttermilk mixture. Using buttermilk adds a slight sour tang to the scones, which some people like. Mix until it comes together. Place dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead gently until it forms (about 3 to 4 times).
Kneading the dough too much will make your scones tough and they won’t rise. Press into a circle that is about 1-inch thick. Cut down the middle of the circle and then across, creating 4 big scones. Cut those 4 big scones in half, which makes 8 scones. Transfer them to your prepared sheet pan. Transfer to the freezer to chill for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Brush the scones with buttermilk and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the tops are light to medium golden brown and the scones have risen. Remove and allow to cool, if you prefer. When I host afternoon tea, (rather when I will again in the future), I prefer to serve and savour scones warm.
TO MAKE THE GLAZE:
In a measuring cup, measure 1/3 cup boiling water. Add the tea bag and allow to steep for about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the tea bag and discard.
Whisk together the powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of earl grey tea together. Whisk until smooth, thick and barely pourable. If it’s too thick, add a teaspoon of liquid and if it’s too thin, add a few tablespoons of powdered sugar.
Only a little bit, otherwise it will affect the taste. You want the scones to have a soft and fluffy texture.
Pour the glaze over the scones and serve. For best flavour, serve warm. If you make plain scones without a flavour or glaze, you can enjoy with jams, preserves, lemon curd and clotted cream that you set on your table in small serving bowls. For an added touch and atmosphere, decorate your table with flowers, nice dishes and pretty napkins.
If you want to make the scones in advance, that's easy-peasy! Prepare them, form and cut the scones. Place them on a baking sheet and transfer to the freezer to flash freeze. Chill for 1 hour. Then place them in a plastic freezer bag or container. Bake them from frozen for an additional 1 or 2 minutes. Enjoy!
Author - Rita Siebert
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