Mmm,Mmm – Saved the best for last! The Desserts.
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You can’t have a party without the delicious desserts. This is always the best part!
Apple Cinnamon Scones
This is a good basic scone recipe that you can easily add any fruit or spice too, you could even just leave them plain. These were so good, I wish I had doubled the recipe. Chris said they were the best I had ever made.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tble baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon (or spice of your choice)
- 8 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces (1 stick)
- 1 cup finely chopped, peeled apple, about 1 medium apple (or fruit of your choice)
- 1 egg
- ½ cup whipping cream (or heavy cream)
This is so easy to mix up I just do it by hand.
Place flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Use a whisk to combine ingredients. Use a pastry blender, fork, or two knives to cut in the butter. Cut in till it resembles crumbs. Add chopped apples.
In a small bowl, combine cream and egg, mix well. Add to dry ingredients until just moistened, don’t over mix. Dump onto a floured surface and gently kneed. Place on a greased cookie sheet and pat into a circle about 8 inches 1 inch thick. Cut into 8 edges, slightly separate.
This is to much work, I just scooped some out of the bowl, kneaded it slightly and shaped it into a small heart with my hands and placed on the cookie sheet. I ended up with 4 large heart shaped scones. (I forgot to take pictures the first time so I made a second batch just for you, my lovely readers)
I topped my with sparkling sugar you can get in the baking section of Micheals or JoAnns.
bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
If you don’t have sparkling sugar just use plain granulated sugar, or a simple glace made with ½ cup powdered sugar and about 1 tble of either milk, cream, water, or lemon juice. Add 1 tsp at a time until you get a nice consistency. Drizzle over the scones.
This recipe is also featured on It’s a Keeper Thursday: Recipe & Project Blog Hop
Mock Clotted Cream
At first this doesn’t sound appealing, but if you have ever had clotted cream you will love this. Clotted cream is not easy to find in the US but this is a good substitute.
- 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
- ¼ cup sour cream
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and sour cream. Using an electric mixer at medium speed, beat until smooth. Add cream and vanilla extract, beating until light and fluffy. Refrigerate until needed. Original recipe is from Tea Time Magazine. Be sure to take a look for some amazing recipes for your tea party.
- Brownies cut into 1 inch circles
- Chocolate frosting
- Caramel Sauce
- chopped nuts
These couldn’t be easier. I found some Pillsbury Brownie Bites at the store, cut them in half to resemble a layered cake. Put a dab of frosting in between the layers, spooned on some caramel sauce, then topped with chopped pecans and a raspberry. They looked so elegant but were so easy.
If you can’t find the brownie bites just bake you favorite brownies, allow to cool. Cut into 1 inch circles or squares. Depending on the thickness you might want to stack two of them or cut them in half like I did.
These can easily be changed up by using pound cake, mini cupcakes, and different flavors of filling such as strawberry cream cheese. MMMM