Friday, February 25, 2011


... on FLOWERING JASMINE... 2.24.11 @ 4:55pm
JPE & I had an "unexpected" gift today!
We got home from WORK before 3:15pm!! 
What a treat!!!
Belinda from UPSIDE DOWN BEE hosted & selected the WEEKWORD! Yes, I'm still playing - wish you were too!

I get a kick out of learning NEW words; visiting different blogs; and trying to "stretch my imagination" to take a picture that suggests my interpretation of the WEEKWORD.  Belinda's selection was "L-A-G-N-I-A-P-P-E" which I had never heard of AND is a word native to Louisiana... 

you can read the definition at my original post HERE or AT THIS SPOT!

I stretched the definition to be "an unexpected gift"...
JPE "gifted" us with homemade SCONES for our tea-time!
BENEFIT of coming home early from work!!

(makes 12 scones)
  • 2 c flour
  • 3 TBSP firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 TBSP cold butter, cut in 3 pieces
  • 1/2 c dried cranberries
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 TBSP granulated sugar (for sprinkling)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheet (we use a SILPAT LINER to prevent burning on the bottom).
2. Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt & cinnamon in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in dried cranberries.
3. Whisk together heavy cream, eggs & vanilla in a small bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Pour in egg mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Do not overmix.
4. Drop by heaping spoonfuls into 12 mounds onto baking sheet. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.

Although we've not used other dried fruit - you can substitute dried apricots or cherries. AND, you can also use COARSE SPARKLING SUGAR to add that gourmet touch!

JPE topped his scones with HIS homemade peach jam... aren't I a "lucky gal" to have such a WIZ in the kitchen!?? 

WISH you could smell the kitchen! 
this recipe is "melt-in-your-mouth" goodness...

My "gift" to you... his favorite scone recipe...
have a cozy weekend...
(ours will be wet, drizzly & chilly)


  1. What a great way to start the weekend...boy, do these scones look yummy and knowning who made them I am sure that they are!

  2. You always have a way of making me hungry. :-) Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. The raindrops are gorgeous and the scones are literally making my mouther water!!!!!!! Great post. :-D

  4. Could I borrow JPE from time to time? I never find those lovely surprises in the kitchen. My hubby loves to eat but NOT to cook. Sometimes he helps, though, and then I make him peel potatoes!

  5. Oh I love scones, what an unexpected gift to get this recipe :)

  6. I wasn´t hungry until I started reading your post. Hmmmmmmm, I´m definately much better at the food consumption end rather that creating, oh such pleasure!

  7. Hi Christine,
    I love the photo of jasmine. I am such a city kid that I am fairly clueless about what plants really look like, LOL.

    And those scones, they look like "to die for". Mmmmm, maybe I should bake today.....ah but I am trying to eat healthy :-). Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    And thank you so much for dropping by my blog and the comment. It is really hard when you are working crazy hours to find classes that fit your needs. That's why I like internet classes like Suzi Blu's, you can download the videos and see them whenever you want to!

  8. I was thinking of you because my secret pal sent me Bill Bryson's Notes from a Small Island all about travels in Great Britain which made me think how I ran across your blog while you where there. I told hubby I want to stay at the place you stayed next time we go. Anyways, I just wanted to let you know you and your blog was on my mind as I travel with Bill in my imagination.

  9. What yummy looking scones! And to get home early from work is definitely a treat.

    Have a great Monday!

  10. Mmm... I bet those scones were delicious. What a wonderful treat!



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