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Sunday Scones – Barista Bakery Co. Chocolate Cherry

The second package of some Barista Baking Co. ready-to-bake scones my humans brought home from the local Walmart store. The first was their Blueberry. Today, it was Chocolate Cherry scones, and here are the results:

 

Our photo of the finished scones wasn’t quite as picture perfect as the one their food photography specialist fixed up extra nice. But ours is more realistic. A lot of the cherry oozed out on the baking sheet, leaving only a very light cherry taste in the scones. But there was plenty of chocolate, and the vanilla icing was the perfect touch. My humans think of these scones as more the dessert variety. TOOOT!

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Sunday Scones – Barista Bakery Co. Blueberry

Recently, my humans brought home some Barista Baking Co. ready-to-bake scones from the local Walmart store. They have been salivating over them ever since in anticipation. Today was the day to try those scones, and here are the results:

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Recipe for Green Tea Citrus Cranberry Scones

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Small pleasures are one of life’s great gifts. Holiday shopping, parties and extra work; there are so many things this time of year that can keep you from life’s simple pleasures. Take a few minutes to make this recipe and then steep up a nice cup of tea. Now just sit back let your worries fade and indulge in this simple pleasure. Continue reading Recipe for Green Tea Citrus Cranberry Scones

Our Definitive Guide to Scones

Over the years, the focus on scones as an accompaniment suprème for that freshly steeped pot of hot tea has been much pronounced across blogs and sites like this one devoted to all things tea-related. As something that is such an important part of tea time, therefore, the not-so-humble scone certainly deserves to be studied to enable full appreciation. So here goes… Continue reading Our Definitive Guide to Scones

Scones and Maine Blueberry Jam and Tea!

Two scones left out of a batch called my name. They also called for some of that Maine Blueberry Jam we bought a little while ago from a local store called Cook’s Companion. The tea was ready, so what could be better than a bit of satisfying the inner scone craver? (Don’t tell hubby, though, since I think he had these in mind for his snack later on.) A tip here for enjoying scones that have sat around a bit is to warm them very slightly in the microwave. About 10-15 seconds should do it.

Scones and Maine Blueberry Jam and Tea!This tea is some of the CTC Assam we brought with us from our move from North Carolina. Sadly, we have no stores around here that carry this tea, so each cupful is precious and deserves to be enjoyed with a special treat like this. We also don’t have any clotted cream in stock. I know, really pathetic for a scone lover. But again I have to shift blame to the local stores. None carry it around here. And ordering online is not a good option as far as I’m concerned (can you say “breakage” and “spoilage”?).

Enough chattering. Time to get scarfing those scones!

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Scones and Tea and Lots of Pumpkin Butter!

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I’m a scone fanatic. But I’m also a fairly light eater. Years ago, I discovered that it’s not quantity but quality that matters in food. (Not quite true for tea – quantity and quality matter!) So, part of the quality is a jar of pumpkin butter that we bought recently from a local store called Cook’s Companion on the one scone out of the batch that I ate. What is Autumn without something pumpkin, after all? Pretty blah! Add in some corned beef hash and a piping hot cuppa fabulous tea for a breakfast that gets the day started well. You just know things will be looking up from here. And it did, at least so far!

Scones and Tea and Lots of Pumpkin Butter!The tea is one of my blending experiments, mixing Typhoo with some English Breakfast Blend. Sort of a blend of a blend? Hee! We found that the English Breakfast Blend, one that we used to love, now comes across too strong. Either a different batch or our tastebuds have changed. I suspect it’s both. We’ve been really getting into the more subtle flavors of hand-processed teas. We still enjoy a tea like this for a morning bracer or any time we want a nice batch of scones. We smooth it with milk and liven with a bit of sweetener.

Now that I’m all fueled up, time to get back to the stuff that brings in a bit of cash to cover the bills (and buy more tea, of course). Have a great one, and thanks for reading.

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Yummy Apple Cinnamon Scone Mix

Here we go again. The Canadians are coming…to a scone mix near you! Hubby and I received a sample of Canadian company Cobblestone Kitchens Apple Cinnamon Scone Mix. That means it’s time to get baking!

The mix is in a plastic bag in the diamond-shaped box. (The box is a little large, with the bag only filling up about half of it. Our one beef with this brand is the excess packaging: big box, small contents.) Prep for getting the mix ready for the oven is pretty simple. A bit of milk and vegetable oil added to the dry mix, stir, plop on an ungreased cookie sheet, and into the oven they go. The mix has real apple pieces, which is so nice to see. We were able to stretch out the mix to 10 scones this time, which was expected based on the weight of the dry mix (7.5 oz.). The quality of these scones more than compensates for the small quantity.

The scones came out of the oven lightly browned and crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside. Plenty of apple bits, and the cinnamon level is just right. Hubby and I pigged out, adding a little butter and getting a wonderful taste experience. It inspired the poet in us, and we came up with the following little ditty:

When the kids and the spouse
Are out of the house
And you need a true tea time delight,
Bake a batch of scones up
And fill your teacup
With your favorite tea steeped up just right.

While apple cinnamon is a flavor combo that is very popular during Winter Holidays, you can enjoy these all year round. This flavor and the others are great to have on hand for holiday guests. Keep some of each on hand for your hungry holiday horde, or fix just one for your special intimate tea time all by yourself or with a “certain someone.”

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Yummy Cranberry Scone Mix

The Canadians are coming…to a scone mix near you! Hubby and I received a sample of Canadian company Cobblestone Kitchens Cranberry Scone Mix.

We began by pulling the plastic bag containing the mix out of the diamond-shaped box. (The box is a little large, with the bag only filling up about half of it. Our one beef with this brand is the excess packaging: big box, small contents.) You need a bit of milk and vegetable oil to add to the dry mix. The mix, oil, and milk stir up easily and form a sticky glob in the bowl. Plenty of cranberries in this mix, that’s for sure.

As we’d done previously, hubby and I used our drop method for the scones and once again got 8 scones, what we expected based on the weight of the dry mix (7.5 oz.). The quality of these scones more than compensates for the small quantity.

The scones came out of the oven lightly browned and crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside. The cranberries were plentiful but not overly strong. That’s good if you like your scones au naturel (without butter, jams, clotted cream, etc., on them), and these are certainly light enough to eat that way. However, if you prefer to top your scone, try some lemon curd. I did, and it was a great flavor combo. The tea ably served up by “Tea Gang” member “Bruno” (from Louisville Stoneware) was an Assam steeped up lightly so that we could drink it straight and yet not yet have it overwhelm the delicate flavor of the scones. We scarfed down 6 of the 8 scones in no time, saving the final 2 for a treat later.

While cranberries are very popular during Winter Holidays, you can enjoy them all year round. This flavor and the others available from Boston Tea Company are great to have on hand for holiday guests. Keep some of each on hand your hungry holiday horde, or fix just one for your special intimate teatime with a “certain someone.”

© 2011 A.C. Cargill photos and text

Yummy Lemon Poppyseed Scone Mix

The Canadians are coming…to a scone mix near you! Hubby and I tried the third and final of three Cobblestone Kitchens (a Canadian company) scones mixes. The first was the Blueberry-Cranberry Scone Mix, just right for the Winter Holiday Season (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s). The second one was the plain mix that you can top as you like. This is the lemon poppyseed scones.

We began by pulling the plastic bag containing the mix out of the diamond-shaped box. (The box is a little large, with the bag only filling up about half of it.) You need a bit of milk and vegetable oil to add to the dry mix.

The mix, oil, and milk stir up easily and quickly form a sticky glob in the bowl. Plenty of poppyseeds in this mix, that’s for sure.

Once again, hubby and I used our drop method for the scones and once again got 8 scones, what we expected based on the weight of the dry mix (7.5 oz.). The quality of these scones more than compensates for the small quantity. Buy several different flavors and fix ’em all for your hungry horde, or fix just one for your special intimate teatime with a “certain someone.”

The black tea we chose to have with our scones this time was Irish Breakfast from The Boston Tea Company, which we had reviewed a little while ago. Our buddy, Little Yellow Teapot, did the steeping honors of course. We opted for some sausage patties as part of our scone breakfast.

The scones were, as our previous experience went, definitely the star of the show, lightly browned and crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside. The poppyseeds, though plentiful, were not overly strong. The lemon flavoring is very delicate, not overdone. That’s good if you like your scones au naturel (without butter, jams, clotted cream, etc., on them), and these are certainly light enough to eat that way. However, if you prefer to top your scone, even a little jam or whatever you choose will end up dominating the light flavoring of these.

The bottom line: these scones are also so scrumptious that they made both hubby and me very happy. The sausage patties and tea weren’t bad, either. Yum!

Yummy Plain Scone Mix

The Canadians are coming…to a scone mix near you! Hubby and I tried the second of three Cobblestone Kitchens (a Canadian company) scones mixes. The first was the Blueberry-Cranberry Scone Mix, just right for the Winter Holiday Season (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s). This one is the plain mix that you can top as you like.

We began by pulling the plastic bag containing the mix out of the diamond-shaped box. (The box is a bit oversized, actually. The bag only fills up about half of the box.) You need a bit of milk and vegetable oil to add to the dry mix.

The mix, oil, and milk stir up easily and quickly form a sticky glob in the bowl.

Once again, hubby and I used our drop method for the scones and once again got only 8 scones, what we expected based on the weight of the dry mix (7.5 oz.). However, we’re into quality versus quantity, so this was no problem. If you want to feed a hungry horde and each of them consumes 4 or 5 scones each, you’ll need to fix several packages of this mix.

The black tea we chose to have with our scones this time was Pumpkin Spice from The Boston Tea Company, which we had reviewed a little while ago. Our buddy, Little Yellow Teapot, did the steeping honors of course. Since these were plain scones, we got some orange marmalade and seedless blackberry preserves ready, along with one of those tiny jars of Devon Clotted Cream.

The scones were, as our previous experience went, definitely the star of the show, lightly browned and crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside. They tasted so good plain that we almost ate them without the toppings — almost!

The bottom line: these scones are also so scrumptious that they made both hubby and me very happy.