The Tea Party
My Favorite time is Tea Time. 🙂
Especially a Valentine’s Day Tea with my Mom!
I would have never guessed, that I would be spending a day with my mom just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Last year she sent me and the boys a Valentin’s Day Tea in a box. We were so delighted to receive her package last year.
So, I was even more delighted to hear that my mom and dad were visiting Phoenix for a week, and my mom suggesting that we have a little tea party! She posted about the party here if you want to see all of our fun.
We had our party at Kathy’s house and were able to use Kathy’s amazingly beautiful Hungarian china. This china came from Hungry with her and her family, when they immigrated and holds a European beauty that I haven’t seen in most traditional pieces of china.
My mom and I played with different recipe ideas and finally decided to do a Rose Water theme. I made Rose Water Vanilla Tea Scones. My mom made a Rose Water Tea Cake. For her recipe you may click here. This is a beautiful four layer sponge cake with whip cream and raspberry filling, and a rose water glaze for the top. It was so moist and the flavor of the rose water was the perfect combination with the whip cream and raspberries. I couldn’t imagine anything more lovely with our tea.
The Scones were very scrumptious. I think they might be a regular staple in our household. The Rose Water paired beautifully with the Vanilla in the Scone. I usually have some kind of fruit, but this time the scone didn’t need any help and could hold their own.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and have a Rosie Valentine’s Day Tea Party for yourself!
Happy Valentine’s Day to you 🙂
There is something about that special moment of time, when you sit down, fill the tea pot with boiling water and select a beautiful piece of music like this piece or perhaps this one to listen to. It can be one of the most peaceful moments of the day!
Rose Water Vanilla Scones
2 Cups Flour
1/3 Cup Sugar
1 Vanilla Bean
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
8 Tablespoons Butter Frozen if you can
1 Cup Sour Cream
Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt
Grate butter into flour mixture with pastry cutter tool. I use my fingers to work butter into flour so as to encourage mixture to resemble coarse crumbs. Add the Vanilla bean to the mixture and stir till combined.
In a small bowl, whisk cream and egg until egg is dissolved.
Using a fork, stir sour cream and egg mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form.
Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together)
Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into 2 circles about 3/4-inch thick. With a sharp knife cut 4 triangle shapes out of each circle. I ended up cutting 8 triangle slices to make mini scones.
Sprinkle some sugar over the scones and place in the oven to bake until golden brown, about 14-17 minutes, depending how large your scones are.
Rose Water Glaze
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Rose Water
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
1 -2 Tablespoons water
Use any natural food coloring you have.