Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Melrose Tea Cup with Maple Tea Scones and Homemade Devonshire Cream

This week I wanted to share my favorite purchase I made while traveling cross country.  I'd planned on posting it with my shop reviews and then realized that I bought it at a shop that was so busy I didn't take any photo's of.  So instead I'll share a fabulous tea/breakfast recipie.  Stay tunned for some cross country shop reviews, coming in the next few weeks. 

My favorite thing about this cup is the color, it is such a wonderful peacful shade of greenish blue and the gold is a perfect compliment.

Can you beleive I got all three parts for $7.50, the store was having a 50% off sale, I wish I had had more time to peruse the shop but I was traveling cross country and on a time line.

Maple Tea Scones with Homemade Devonshire Cream

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup bread flour (the original recipe calls for 3 cups of all purpose flour but I ran out and subsituted)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup milk (whole)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375

Combine flour, baking posder, baking soda and salt, cut in butter with a heavy duty electric mixer until resembles coarse crumbs. 

In a 1 cup measuring cup combine milk, syrup and vanilla.  Add to the dry mixture and stir until a sticky dough is fomed.

Turn out onto slightly floured work surface and kneed about 6 times, until holds together. 

Roll out into a 1" thick round and cut with a 3" cookie cutter.

Place cut scones on a greased cookie sheet and cook for about 20 minutes, until golden brown. 

Devonshire Cream:
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon powdered sugar (sifted)
3/4 cup sour cream

Whip the heavy cream with the powdered sugar until soft peaks form, add the sour cream and beat until fluffy.  Scrape into a covered container and refrigerate until serving.

I sprinkled cinamon sugar onto the Devonshire cream when I served these.



Anonymous said...

Looks delicious! Can you clarify the "tble" for the powdered sugar? Is it 1 tablespoon, or some other fancy measuring unit I'm not familiar with?

parTea lady said...

Your Melrose teacup trio is beautiful. The color is lovely and the cup is such a pretty shape. The maple scones look delicious - thanks for the recipe.

Martha's Favorites said...

Your tea cup is amazing. I love the color. Everything looks so good. Thank you for sharing it with us. Blessings, Martha

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Love the blue china, perfect!
The scones sound wonderful, I am going to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
enJOY a lovely day!

Terri said...

I adore your new cup! The color is my favorite! The shape is great and the designs on it are lovely. What a fabulous find!
Your scones are making my mouth water....mmmmmmmmmm.
Thank you for your gorgeous post!