I felt like having a tea party. So I found my favorite tea pot, some cloth napkins, my favorite Tinkerbell tea mug from my Uncle and my favorite little saucer. My favorite part of any tea party are the scones and lemon curd. I decided to whip up some homemade scones and lemon curd.
I found the scones recipe from allrecipes.com. The scones came out moist and delicious. It was also very light and airy. I believe that is because of the 5 teaspoons of baking powder in the recipe. It’s been a long time since I’ve made scones so I was surprised with how many teaspoons of baking powder went in the recipe. The baking powder definitely helped the batter to rise enough and make enough bubbles in the batter to make a very light and airy scone.
The dough was pretty tricky to handle because it was so sticky, but I managed. Instead of making scones that were triangular, I made them circular since it was easier to drop them onto the baking sheet.
I also made mini scones using a mini cupcake tin. They came out great!
Next, I made the lemon curd. I found the lemon curd recipe at allrecipes.com. It was very easy to make. I’m lucky to have a lemon tree in my backyard so I picked a nice big lemon for this recipe.
I have never made lemon curd before so I was surprised to find out that there are eggs and butter in the recipe. Also, it has to chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Our tea party turned out great. The scones and lemon curd were delicious.