Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Cheery Cherry Tea

I have a Tea for you today that will make you smile!! I have been wanting to bake something Cherry so that I could show off my beautiful Vintage Tablecloth with the Cherries on it. It is a lovely small vintage tablecloth that is perfect for the tea table, and it came with 4 matching napkins. 

The Menu for Today :
Fresh Cherries
Cherry Scones with Cherry Whipped Cream
Rosehip & Cherry Herbal Tea

Don't they make you think of something out of a 
English Children's Storybook?

The vintage hat I got on Ebay!

Here is my recipe for Cherry Scones:

2 cups AP flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp Cherry Jello powder
1/2 cup chopped candied cherries
1/3 cup butter, cut up
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Cherry Whipped Cream:
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp Cherry Jello powder

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine first 6 ingredients, cut in the butter until mixture resembles small peas. Add candied cherries and stir until evenly distributed. (These are those cherries that you find in the grocery stores around Christmas) Add buttermilk and beaten egg and stir just until combined.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 3 or 4 times. Roll or pat dough out until it it is an approximately 8 1/2" circle. With a round scalloped cookie cutter (mine was 2 1/2") cut out circles of dough and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.

While scones are cooling, make the Cherry Whipped Cream. Place heavy cream and Cherry Jello powder into a chilled bowl and with chilled beaters, whip cream mixture until firm peaks are created.

When cool, slice scones in half and pipe or spoon Cherry Whipped Cream onto bottom half. Then replace the top half and pipe a dollop more of the cream onto top, and garnish with a cherry. I used candied cherries just because I had them on hand, but you can use fresh cherries.

A fun Tea Party!! Thanks for coming! xo!


  1. ok..your blog is absolutely FANTASTIC in every single way. I love it so much and I am so delighted you shared these with our tea today. I plan to feature new tea and baking blogs in the upcoming future as a way to raise awareness regarding great starting blogs out there and I will for sure add yours to the list. Just great things everywhere!!

  2. Trish!!! I'm so excited that you like it! I would be so honored to be in your feature!! Thanks for visiting!! Jina

  3. I am speechless -- this is absolutely AWESOME. I adore the tablecloth & matching napkins (your collection is amazing) and ADORE the beautiful scones.

    The stuff of fairy tales...

  4. Gorgeous...all of it. If the scones taste half as good as they look, I know I want seconds. Have a beautiful weekend.