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That’s right I received a invitation to attend a Royal wedding viewing at 5:00 am for Harry and Meghan! I couldn’t even read street signs at that time of the morning! Elayne Hestad hosted a brunch for a group of her friends (approx. 14 of us) at that ungodly hour! Everyone rose to the occasion wearing their Sunday best complete with hats and gloves! I didn’t see any wedding dresses however. Elayne out did herself, as you can see her buffet table was beautiful and truly fit for a prince and princess. We were served mimosas along with tea and coffee, two kinds of scones with lemon curd, raspberry jelly and Devonshire cream, blueberry and raspberry with a lemon sauce parfaits, little spinach quiches, along with assorted tea type delicious cookies or as the British would say biscuits. Then settled around the telly to watch the festivities. It was a lovely time and a beautiful wedding! Lucky for you Elayne shared her recipe for her cranberry scones which melted in your mouth. Thanks Elayne for a memorable morning!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup butter, chilled and diced
1 cup fresh cranberries, roughly chopped
1/3 cup white sugar
1 grated zest of one orange
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup half and half cream
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar,baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a separate bowl, toss cranberries with sugar, add to flour mixture along with orange peel and nuts. Mix lightly.
In a another bowl beat together cream and egg; slowly pour into dry ingredients, mixing with a rubber scraper until dough forms. Knead 4 or 5 times, being careful not to over handle. Divide dough in half. Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Shape each half into a 6 inch circle, cut each circle into 6 wedges. Place scones on lightly greased baking sheets or parchment lined sheets. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown about 20 minutes. Enjoy!
Last week in the pancake ingredients 2 eggs were omitted. Have a great week!