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Saturday, April 18, 2020

MOTHER ANDREW'S SCONE/TEA BISCUITS




Biscuit Bitch is a great little spot in Seattle.  See the note at the bottom of the page to hear more about it.


And the baking continues....
Memories of baked goods from our friends and family give  us comfort and these days any extra comfort we can get is good.   After my last post I received this recipe from Sandra, who is one of the travel agents I work with at The Travel Agent Next Door. This is her grandmother's recipe for scones or some call them tea biscuits. 
    




  Sandra's grandmother Flora with her Grandfather David


"We called her “Mother”. All the family, grandkids and friends & neighbours did. She was born, raised and lived in Newfoundland so a true Newfie."  Now both of Sandra's parents live with them (mom(81) & dad (93)).  




 Here is Sandra's mom with her grandmother

I love when we can pass these recipes on.  I made these blueberry scones/biscuits  today and they really are deeeeelicious- especially warm! 

Sandra doubles the recipe and then freezes them.



3 Cups Flour
6 Tsp Baking Powder
½ Cup Sugar
Rind of one Lemon
1 Cup Butter (cut in pieces and put in the freezer for about 10-15 mins )
1 Egg
1 Tsp Vanilla
1 Pint Blueberries (fresh) (a little over 1 cup)
1 Cup Milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Wash your hands!!!!
Mix Flour, Baking Powder and Sugar together. Whisk to mix.



Add finely grated rind of one lemon.
Cut in the butter to the dry mix.  You can either use a pastry tool like this one but I often just use my finger tips.  This is a very important step so do not incorporate the butter too much!  It should be little pieces.




Add Blueberries and mix.



Mix in a smaller bowl  the Egg, Vanilla and 1 cup of milk.



Add wet mixture to the dry mixture a little at a time. Don’t overmix. 



Grease a cookie sheet  or line with parchment paper. Drop large spoonfuls on a cookie sheet .




Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.They should be golden.
Cool on the cookie sheet for about 10 minutes before lifting off.

This should make about  1.5 dozen, but it depends on the sizes of the scones:)


Notes:
Substitute with raisins if you want. If you do then the batter will be much drier and you can use a cookie cutter to cut out the scones.   The recipe with the fresh blueberries was really good.

Hope you enjoy them!  Dan gobbled them up!
Thank you Sandra!!!

Until we bake again
Stay healthy and keep at a distance!
Penny

From their site...
A place where you can get a kick-ass local espresso and order a comforting meal while getting to say the word “bitch” over and over… and over. Don’t worry if your face turns red, we might tease you a bit, but we’ll laugh with you! Our music will be upbeat and usually oldies, motown or southern rock because we’re a little bit trailer trash too. But even if there’s a long line you can watch our staff dance to the beat in our tiny kitchen all the while flipping your eggs and calling out the orders. The ambiance is kitschy- the energy palpable. This is a place to put a smile on your face, because even if it’s not, it feels like it could easily be home.







2 comments:

Judy said...

Mother Andrew's has the best recipe for Tea Biscuits!! This recipe never fails. I have also made it with grated Old Cheddar Cheese, and even plain, they too were a hit. DELICIOUS

Birch Moon said...

We'd love for you to try our tea and review them on your blog. Perhaps you would be interested in our chaga mushroom tea

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