I'll admit to being an Anglophile from an early age (hey, I even married a Brit - no, that's not why I married him but it didn't hurt - LOL!) So of course, I was front and center (in front of my TV that is) this morning for the Royal Wedding. What fun! Although I did timeshift my viewing with my DVR by a couple of hours!
I've watched all the royals weddings televised during my lifetime, I sadly watched Princess Diana's funeral and we happened to be in London for the Queen Mother's funeral. It was so nice to see such a happy occasion for a few hours this morning.
I spent last night preparing....
Of course, I needed some tea sandwiches - cucumber and egg salad...
I'm working on this, but it's still kind of a secret so this is all I'll show for now...
And if I don't start on this it won't be ready for Mother's Day....
[yes, I have a tiara - long story]
Long life and happiness to the Newlyweds! Maybe I should have made them a quilt?!
My very favorite and very easy scone recipe:
2 cups flour
1 tbls baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup dried fruit or chocolate chips (optional)
1-1/4 cup heavy cream
Glaze - melted butter, 2 tbsp sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Use ungreased baking sheet. Combined first four ingredients and stir until mixed well. Stir in dried fruit or chips if using. Stir in heavy cream and mix until dough holds together in a rough mass. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface. Knead 8-9 times (or do it in a stand mixer on slow speed). Pat into 10" circle - cut into wedges or roll dough and cut into circle. Brush melted butter on top of scones and sprinkle with some sugar. Bake 12-15 minutes until brown. Yummy!