I just made some cute little scones for Tea! The recipe came from a
cookbook in my collection called HORS D'OEUVRES by
Eric Treuille & Victoria Blashford-Snell.
These little two bite cream scones are topped with sweetened whipped cream
and a strawberry half. So yummy and the perfect size for Tea! I
added a bit of pink food coloring to my whipped cream of course!
After the scones cool, pipe some whipped cream on each one.....
Top each with one half of a Strawberry.......
Finish with a sprinkling of powdered sugar!
Tiny Heart Shortcakes with Strawberries
from HORS D'OEUVRES
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
3 tbsp butter, diced
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup cream
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp sugar
10 strawberries, halved
2 tsp powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Sift flour, baking powder & salt.
Crumble butter into flour with fingertips until mixture resembles
fine crumbs. Stir in sugar. With a fork, mix in the egg & enough
cream to make a soft dough. Turn dough onto a floured surface
and knead lightly until smooth. Gently roll out to a 1" thickness
and cut out 10 rounds with a pastry cutter. Place rounds on a
greased & floured baking sheet. Bake until firm & golden,
8-10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Cut each scone in half!
Whip cream until it holds stiff peaks. Beat in the sugar.
Fill piping bag with cream. Pipe 3 small rosettes onto
each scone. Top with a strawberry and dust with
powdered sugar. Makes 20 scones.
I have to confess that many times I'll quickly read through a recipe and
miss something important in my haste! That is exactly what happened
in this recipe. As I was adding the recipe to this post, I realized that the
recipe says to cut each scone in half after cooling! (This would make
your scone base thinner.) Will I ever learn?!
You could change these up by adding raspberries, blueberries or
blackberries in place of the strawberries. You could also
add a kick of flavor to the whipped cream by adding a
tbsp or so of jam. You might create a pretty tray of
scones by using a variety of berries!
These would be so cute for a Valentine's
Day Tea or any Tea!