Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Extra Foggy Afternoon Tea


On this extra foggy afternoon, we are having raisin scones with clotted cream and orange marmalade. I have read about lemon, grapefruit or cherry marmalade but so far, have only tried orange marmalade, which is a perfect companion to raisin scones..

  Here is a tip when adding raisins to the scone mixture. First soak the raisins in an equal amount of water. If the recipe calls for a half cup of raisins, add half cup of extremely warm water and wait awhile to let it plump out the raisins and the water is raisin color. Substitute that amount of liquid for some of the liquid in the recipe.  It will make the scones fluffier and more flavorful, especially if you do not add any sugar. The raisins add enough sweetness.




Pat the dough out thickly and cut with heart-shaped cutter. The dough should be as high as the cookie cutter.








Pomegranate tea was served with these scones. If you would prefer something non-herbal, yet light, try white tea, which is similar to green tea.



8 comments:

Julian said...

I have not heard about the other marmalades,interesting! Your tea looks delicious,and thank-you for the tips on soaking raisins. Have a blessed day.
Christina

budgeteer said...

Oh this is lovely LadyLydia. Orange marmalade is one of my favourites too. Did you make your own clotted cream?

Anonymous said...

So cute, love the hearts!

~ Ann

Anonymous said...

I might make that tonight!

Anonymous said...

Lady Lydia, your tea cup is just beautiful...the scones look delicious...and I appreciate your tutorial on the raisins too!
Your foggy scene is lovely...
LM

Gayle said...

Your tea tray is so pretty and inviting.What a nice thing to do when you need some cheer in your day.

living from glory to glory said...

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LadyLydia said...

I am glad to know about your blog and have added it to my list. I am always looking for nice blogs.

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