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Raspberry Scones

I love scones.  I actually like all things British Afternoon Tea.  So much so that I want to have a tea party for my bridal shower, complete with fun hats.

I’ve tried a few different recipes and haven’t had much luck until this one.  I’ve made this recipe for Cream Scones twice now in the past few weeks!  The first time I used fresh raspberries and the second time I used fresh blueberries.

From Everyday Food

Ingredients:

3/4 cup plus 1 TBL heavy cream

1 egg

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups all purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

6 tablespoons cold butter cut into small pieces

1 cup fresh fruit or 2/3 cup dried fruit

Directions:

Prehear the oven 400 degrees

Combine egg, 3/4 cup of cream and vanilla in a small bowl

In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together

Using pastry blender, cut butter into the flour mixture until it is course meal with a few pea sized pieces of butter remaining

Mix in fruit

With a fork stir in the egg, cream and vanilla mixture until just combined

Put the dough on a lightly floured surface and shape into a 6 inch circle.

Cut into 6 wedges and brush with the remaining 1 TBL cream

Bake for 16-18 minutes on a greased sheet or parchment paper rotating the pan halfway through

YUM!

What I Ate Wednesday

This week is really flying by for me.  I can’t believe it is already Wednesday! Only 2 more days of work until some really nice weekend weather.

As I’ve started to record what I eat, when you know you’re posting pictures of what you ate for all of the interwebs to see, it makes you want to make better choices.  If that is going to help me eat a bit healthier, I’m going with it!  Without further ado, my eats for today.

Breakfast: blueberry oat cake and coffee with milk and sugar

20130529Breakfast

I baked the cake last night with the blueberries that were starting to go soft.  Mine totally looks the same as the Martha Stewart Living recipe right?

Blueberry Oat Cake

Lunch: grilled buffalo chicken sandwich on wheat from Potbelly.  Toppings included hot sauce, lettuce, tomato and blue cheese.  Enjoyed with a side of watermelon and seltzer.

20130529 Lunch

Snack: sliced banana with peanut butter.  The honey roasted peanut butter from Whole Foods is awesome.

20130529 Snack

Dinner: sushi and wine to celebrate a friend’s last day of work

20130529 Dinner