A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Kate's Birthday, Pecan and Cream Cheese Scones

Good morning and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea. I am joining other tea related blog parties, several of whom are listed at the end of the post. 

I hope you have had a lovely weekend...we did because of a Sunday night of some wonderful PBS viewing with Jane Austen's Persuasion, then Miss Austen Regrets followed by season 2 of Downton Abbey...which is remembered by a faux pas by a PBS announce last season urging us to support Downtown Abbey!

It's of course a bit late, but to Jan. 9th is Kate Windsor, nee Middleton's 30th birthday. 

This photo is, of course from her April 26, 2011 iconic wedding to Prince William. The birthday prompted my teacup choice today from the time of the engagement in November 2010.

Quite fun, English bone china, and holds a decent cuppa. Wonderful memories of an exciting time for our Brit home. We think Kate has done marvelously well. Queen Elizabeth thinks so as well and has begun including Kate as her representative at functions both with Prince William and now on her own. Well done!
For more info on the engagement mug at Antiques And Teacups click on the photos.

I have this so-cute miniature tea info and recipe book. I just found it recently. I have had it since 1992 and love the diminutive size, with the bookmark hanging from a string like a tea bag! The little book is only 3.5 inches high by 3 inches wide called Tea Time and was written by M. Dalton King from Running Press.  I wanted to share a scone recipe from the book which is perfect for your tea time:

Pecan & Cream Cheese Scones

2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsps baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 tbs butter
3 tbs cream cheese
2/3 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 egg yolk
2 tbs cold water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Sift together the flour sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter and cream cheese into the flour ingredients until crumbly.

Beat together the milk and egg. Pour into the dry ingredients, stirring until well blended.  Add the chopped pecans and combine well with the dough. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out the dough and place on the baking sheet. *

Beat the egg yolk with the cold water. Using a pastry brush, brush the glaze onto the scones.

Bake 25-30 minutes, or until golden. Serve hot or cold with butter or clotted cream and jam.

*  I also make this recipe by patting into a circle on a floured board and cutting into wedges before baking.

Have a wonderful day visiting the other blog parties and have a cuppa tea with a friend!

Terri~  http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/ 
Teacup Tuesday
Trisha~  http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/ 
Tea Party Tuesday
Lady Katherine~  http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/ 
Teatime Tuesday
Teatime Tuesday
Kathy~  http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/
Victoria - A Return to Loveliness
Martha~  http://www.marthasfavorites.com/ 
Teacup Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea Wednesday
Tea With Friends
Tuesday Afternoon Tea  http://attitudeivlife.blogspot.com/
Miss Kathy http://thewritersreverie.blogspot.com


  1. That is a cute mug, Ruth, and the scones look wonderful. Happy Birthday to Kate! Thanks for joining me for tea and thank you for your prayers.


  2. The more I read of your blog,post's and comment's the more I realize we have a lot in common.I love Jane Austen and Downton Abbey.I love tea parties ect...And now to find out our families have something in common-amazing.

  3. What a fun post! Happy Birthday to Kate! I'll have to cut and paste that scone recipe to try later. It looks delicious! :)

  4. Oh my, those scones look and sound so delicious! I think Kate and William are such a lovely couple! I think Diana would have approved! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I adore the thatched-roof cottages and all things British, in fact. I do hope I get to visit one day!
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. I heard on the morning news that Kate would celebrate her BD quietly with friends and family, a delightful addition to the royal family.
    The tiny tea book is sweet and the recipe sounds yummy.

  6. I love Jane Austen! What a lovely tea mug! I love the British, too and was a huge Princess Diana fan. Those scones look so delicious. I may have to try that recipe later today. Thanks for sharing!

  7. YUm... these scones sound and look so yummy! That little book must be filled with wonderful tasty treasures. I love that photo of Kate and William ~ they look so natural!! Happy Teacup Tuesday .. and thank you for your visit and sweet comment..xo HHL

  8. Lovely picture of the happy couple! What a pretty mug to commemorate their engagement. I do love the English commemorative cups.
    I eagerly watched the Downton Abbey second season episode 1!!! Yay! It was marvelous too! They do such a grand job of it all.
    Your scones looks so delicious, thank you for sharing how to make them.

  9. Those scones look so good! Would love to have one with my cup of tea this morning:) Thank you for sharing them!

  10. Hi Ruth,
    what a pretty mug for the pretty couple. Hold nice memories for ever. Thank you for the yummy recipe. When I lost enough weight, I will try it. Best greetings, Johanna

  11. How lovely the mug is. I think Diana would be very happy for and proud of Kate! The recipe looks divine!


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