It was a busy day at Linderhof
The morning spent at my volunteer job
The afternoon spent cleaning house
For we were gone yesterday
And two loads of laundry as well!
But at half past three
I always stop
For a pot of tea
And a nosh
Freshly baked cheese scones
On the porch
Because we've been having unusual weather
for August on the prairie
Real English scones
made with Cheddar
and served pipping hot
To melt on the scone
A wicker tray with tea things
My Wedgwood Asiatic Pheasant
It was a pleasant respite
Before I headed to the Farmer's Market
The screen porch
is at the front of the house
Doogie and Dolly
"I need a treat"
look on their face.
Little dog noses
Making marks on the
clean porch door.
The scones are easy.
They're truly English and I did use real Cheddar.
Although the recipe did use American measurements!
They're a great tea treat.
2 cups self-rising flour
1/2 stick cold butter, cut into small cubes
1 t. baking powder
1/2 c. grated cheese
1/2 t. salt
1/4 cup milk (plus a little extra for brushing scone)
Heat oven to 400
Generously grease a baking sheet with butter, then sprinkle with flour (or use a silpat).
Put flour, baking powder, salt into a mixing bowl. Add butter and mix until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add and the grated cheese and mix well.
Add enough milk to make a soft pliable dough (you may use a little more or a little less than the 1/4 cup).
Turn the mixture onto a floured board and knead very lightly until just smooth then lightly roll out to 3/4 inch thick. Cut rounds with 3 inch butter. Place on baking tray and brush with additional milk. Bae for 15 minutes or until golden brown and well risen.
Serve warm with plenty of butter.
Oh boy, they do look good. I love your tea-pot today. The shape is quite unusual. Thanks for the recipe, Martha. I just may try them this weekend. Deb
Tea time is good for one's soul!
It is especially welcome when one has been busy and needs a nice break!
Your china is lovely and the scones look delicious!
How lovely for a cool day when hot hits the spot. Besides all the rain, we are also having cool weather!
Looks lovely, that tea with scones! And your little dogs look very appealing. They are so expressive.
Tea and scones go together like nothing else, especially late in the afternoon of a very busy day. I love your teatimes!
Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing the recipe... I'll have to make them and 'pretend' I'm enjoying them on your porch with you! Such a lovely setting!
Your nosh of Cheddar Cheese scones looks divinely delicious to me, as well as to Dolly & Doggie!
My MoMa used self~rising flour. I have other recipes that list self~rising flour. May have to make a purchase and give these scones and some family favorites a try!!!
Thanks for the recipe!
Enjoy this lovely pre~Autumnal weather!!!
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