Sunday, July 29, 2012

London's Calling........

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London has been calling around here lately. Big time!!!!

We love the Olympics!

I am hopelessly smitten with Downton Abbey.
I have watched both season's now.... So, I am in heavy withdrawals. Anxiously anticipating it's return to PBS in January.

I have "Union Jack" pillows and "Carry On" quilt dreams circling in my head.

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(From Fat Quarterly)

Oh!.....I cannot get the song "London Calling " by the Clash out of my head. If you would like it in your head ....or ear. CLICK HERE

I even woke up this morning craving scones..... Now, if that's not the literal definition of London Calling, I ask you, What is ?

What to do? {sigh}

Well, I guess I will bake my favorite Blueberry Scones And serve them with Sweet Lemon Butter.
Sound Good??

Look Good ??

Then Bake with me!!!

This post has a lot of pics. I must have been in a pic taking mood:)

Recipe for My Scones......


  • 2 cups  flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 or so cups of blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup half and half , plus more for brushing the tops
  • 2 big eggs
  • Some sugar crystals for sprinkling ( or just sugar)
Heat oven to 400 degrees.

(If it looks like I have more ingredients , It's because I have to double for the large family...)

Measure your flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Give it a good stir.

Cut your very cold butter in pieces like so...

Grab a pastry cutter. ( Yes, that is what that funny looking thing is for ). You can also use a big fork. My Granny did. Or, two knives. Never tried that. But, I hear it works.

Cut your butter into your dry mix until it resembles wet sand and tiny lumps. Can you see it ?

Fold in your blueberries. Be very carful not to smash them.

Whip your eggs and half & half together. Make a well in your dry mix. Pour liquid into dry.

Carefully and gently fold until it all comes together. No more. The less you handle the dough ......
the fluffier the scone. And the trick here is ... don't break the berries.

Dump your mixture onto a floured surface and collect into a nice ball.

  Gently pat our into a square about an inch and a half thick.

  Flour a knife or scrapper .

  Cut into triangles. I am pretty haphazard at this part. I just    go for it. I like random.

Put your cute lil' triangles on a buttered baking sheet.

Brush tops with half and half.

Sprinkle with sugar.

Pop your pretty babies into your heated oven.

In about 30 minutes ..... you have these beauties!!!! 
I opened the oven and could here blueberries popping. Mmmmmmmmm. 

Now to serve them. 
Some people like to put a lemon glaze on them. Which works well if you are going to serve them later or take them to a party. 
But here ....We serve them up hot. With Sweet Lemon Butter. Oh Man!! Heaven. 

                             Sweet Lemon Butter


1 stick softened butter
1 lemon ( to zest and juice)
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

 Gather your ingredients. And a juicer, zester, bowl and mixer.

Zest about half the skin of the lemon.

Juice the entire lemon.

Add powdered sugar,zest and strained juice to a bowl.

Then your softened butter.

Whip until it is light and very fluffy.

Put in a pretty dish with a proper serving knife.

Grab hot scone.

Spread on lemon butter. Watch melt..... eat and smile.

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  1. I love it and I am baking these tomorrow! Oh, yum. I generally make a gingerbread scone with a maple cream glaze but I wanted something different for me and this is it!

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  3. I just had the best scones in my life in a little tea shop in Copenhagen last week, so I was thinking in trying to make them again... and now this beautiful lemon butter just makes me want them even more!

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  5. These were great! Thank you so much!