tisdag 24 februari 2009

Afternoon tea


The best kind of rain, of course, is a cozy rain. This is the kind the anonymous medieval poet makes me remember, the rain that falls on a day when you'd just as soon stay in bed a little longer, write letters or read a good book by the fire, take early tea with hot scones and jam and look out the streaked window with complacency.
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Afternoon Tea Scones
1/2 lb. flour, 1 teaspoonful baking powder, 2 do. sugar, 1 do. butter or "Nutter." One egg. Mix dry things. Rub in butter, beat egg, and add with as much milk as make nice dough--about 1 gill. Roll out 1/4 in. thick. Stamp out with small cutter or lid. Brush over with egg. Bake 10 minutes.
From "Reform Cookery Book"

Up-To-Date Health Cookery for the Twentieth Century. (1909)
By Mrs. Mill

2 kommentarer:

  1. Serve with Cornish clotted cream and the best strawberry jam you can make or buy...delicious! To think I used to eat these regularly with gay abandon, no thought of my waistline, nor my cholestrol consumption, sadly those days are past on both counts.


  2. Carole,
    I've only had clotted cream once in my life - we can't get it here, and it might be as well considering calories and cholesterol.
    Memories are the next best to the real thing....