SISTER’S TEA – LOCKDOWN STYLE

Come join my sister and me as we experiment with our first time to be together since Covid-19 arrived. We are planning to enjoy Tea and Blueberry Scones on the veranda… 12 feet apart. I will have prepared everything with mask and gloves on. Will be mindful of easy to dispose items, such as sugar for tea in individually wrapped packages. 1 ounce size creamers, so that only enough for one serving per person goes in the container, while not sacrificing some of the beautiful ways we like to enjoy serving, when together. There MUST be safe and cautious ways around this so we can still look into the eyes of those we love without risks. And what better week to share this sister time, than the week of MOTHER’S DAY, of which we both are xoxo

BLUEBERRY SCONES RECIPE – Serves 8

  • Flour – 1 3/4 cup
  • Oats – 1 cup
  • Baking powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Sugar – 1/4 cup
  • Egg – 1
  • Milk – 1/3 cup with 1 teaspoon of vinegar, OR 1/3 cup Plain yogurt
  • Lemon zest – 1 teaspoon
  • Butter – 8 ounces, softened
  • Blueberries – 1/2 cup fresh or 1/3 cup frozen (thawed and drained)

LEMON GLAZE

  • Confection sugar – 1/3 cup
  • Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon zest – 1 teaspoon

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PREPARATION – Preheat oven to 450. Can be made in a food processor or a large bowl with a hand mixer.

Mix the flour, oats, baking powder, sugar and salt together. Add the softened butter and mix until well incorporated. In a small bowl add milk mixture or yogurt, lemon zest, and egg. Mix well and slowly work into the batter. Fold in blueberries. (Blueberries will break up into the batter giving it a strange color, so it is nice to set aside a few whole berries to fold in just before baking).

As the batter comes together into a solid (kind-of) ball, lay it out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and shape it into an 8-9 inch disk. Cut into 8 slices.                             Bake for 15 minutes or until slightly golden.

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While the scones are baking, whisk the lemon glaze together. While the scones are hot out of the oven, brush the glaze across or gently pour. Lemon glaze can be substituted with orange, or lime or even rum! Enjoy with clotted cream, cottage cheese, or simply more fresh blueberries!

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