I wish you were here for tea yesterday afternoon!
The other day my friend Christine said she saw this amazing Tea Trolley on Craigslist, and it was close to my home.
She said she did not want to “tempt me”, but I could not
resist and checked and ended up buying it.
It came with the tray on top… Look at the little drawer, what should I store there?
I am not sure how I will be able to sell some of the things I buy because I went to this house and the lady told me this Tea Trolley belonged to her grandmother, and that she served tea in it for 25 years. When she passed the Tea Trolley was inherited by her mother, and she served tea in it for another 25 years… and now it is MINE. How can I NOT serve tea in it???
It has a “scalloped” edge on each side, like a “pie” edge?
The scones turned out WONDERFUL… I have made scones (or biscuits??) twice before but I have to say Christine’s recipe is the best one.
Christine’ s Scones
4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup softened butter
1 1/4 cup of buttermilk or cream (I used whipping cream)
3/4 raisins or berries (I chopped apricots and soaked them in warm water – drained them then added to batter in the end)
I also added some orange zest just to “match” with the apricots. Christine told me she “plays” with the recipe, so I did that, too!
She said she uses her mixer, so did I.
In the mixer, first the dry ingredients. Mix.
Add the butter, it will look like bread crumbs.
In low speed, add eggs and cream.
At the end, orange zest (if you want) and apricots.
Now in the summer I will try with fresh berries.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Scoop batter with ice cream scoops.
Sprinkle with sugar.
Bake 350 for 15-20 minutes.
It yields 20 scones, 2 baking sheets and a half.
I have to add a few more photos of the little things I have been collecting in my “antiquing” trips:
I love this little butter dish…
I filled it with mascarpone cheese.
The sugar and creamer… and the little sugar spoon… my grandma had a spoon like that, that’s why I bought it.
This was my
first silver teapot!
It made me so happy to finally have my tea with a scone, served in this beautiful Tea Trolley…
I need to have Christine over and do all this for her!
Today I am partying at: