using beautifully dainty dishes and nibbling on scrumptious delicacies. Boys like hearty meals that can be eaten until they are full so they can lean back and rub their tummies. Today we are dedicating time to the more delicate girls.
When we host a tea party, we invite girls and their moms. Each is
asked to dress nicely. At times we have each family bring their own tea cup to drink out of; other times we have asked each family to bring a favorite delicacy to share. Another option would be to have girls wear hats or gloves.
Yes, tea is served to the moms and any girl that wants it, but
hot chocolate and hot apple cider are also offered.
One element of tea parties that always tripped us up was scones.
They seemed so appropriate, but so dry! Ah, but we have been introduced to the best scones on the planet and they are never dry. Here is that yummy recipe:
ENGLISH TEA SCONES WITH DEVONSHIRE CREAM:
1 egg slightly beaten ** approx. 1 cup buttermilk ** 2 cups of flour ** 1/4 cup of sugar ** 1/2 tsp salt
2 ½ tsp baking powder ** 6 Tbs butter ** ½ cup of raising or
dried cranberries ** ½ cup of white chocolate chips
Put egg in 1 cup and add enough buttermilk to equal 1 cup. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Stir in dried fruit and chips. Add buttermilk mixture. Stir until dough is moistened. Drop dough ½ cup at a time onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Makes 12 super yummy scones.
DEVONSHIRE CREAM: (we often double this, because we like it so
3 ounces of cream cheese, softened **1 Tbs powdered sugar ** ½ tsp vanilla ** ½ cup of Cool Whip
Beat cram cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in sugar and vanilla. Gradually beat in Whip Cream to make it more spreadable. Do not
overbeat. Cover and chill 2-24 hours. Makes 1 cup.
Serve this with your scones! It is divine spread all over the top!
May this recipe be a wonderful addition to your entire tea party