Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Strawberries & Cream

Strawberries & Cream: The Charm of Home
I have a confession.  That got your attention didn't it?  I tried to bake a sponge cake and I ruined it, not once but twice!  Have you ever made a sponge cake?  They are tricky.  I finally gave up and made strawberries and cream.  If anyone has a foolproof sponge cake recipe, please share.

Strawberries & Cream: The Charm of Home
Strawberries and cream are really easy and they are delicious together.  You just chop up the desired amount of strawberries and  sprinkle with a tablespoon of sugar and then pour 1-2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream over that.  Easy!  I had every intention of making a Victoria sponge cake with strawberries and cream but, I will have to leave that for another day.  It wasn't happening this week, even after I tried two different recipes.

Strawberries & Cream: The Charm of Home
I have another Brambly Hedge plate to show you.  I found four more plates at the thrift store and this is the first one, "The Engagement."  

Strawberries & Cream: The Charm of Home
I believe this is a collectible plate but, it matches the other tea pieces really well and it is a nice size at 8 inches across.  Here is the Spring mug with it.

Strawberries & Cream: The Charm of Home
Strawberries & Cream: The Charm of Home
Spring has arrived here.  Everything is blooming at once. It is really beautiful.  Now to dig all my plants out and assess the damage from the harsh winter.

I will link this to:
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Be Inspired Friday at Common Ground    

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Say G'Day at Natasha in Oz
Cottage Style Party at Lavender Garden Cottage
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 
Do Tell Tuesday at Mabey She Made It
Sundays at Home at Thoughts from Alice 
Tasty Tuesday at The Comforts of Home 
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So pretty!!

living from glory to glory said...

Hello Sherry, My Mother used to make an Angel food cake, is that the same thing? But my all time favorite was her pound cake. I want a slice right now ;o)
Hope you take some pictures of all your spring flowers. Out here we have very little that blooms. But it does look like we will have another bumper crop of tumbleweeds:o(
Blessings, Roxy

Terri said...

Hello Sherry. I love your header! And your post too. Brambly hedge is a favorite of mine. I am so glad you found some more. I never seen them in shops here.
I have never made a Victoria Sponge. But I wish you the best with your next try. The strawberries look delicious!

RedSetter said...

I'm not terribly fussed on cake so the strawbs are a better deal as far an I am concerned!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Those are sweet dishes you're using and I like the spring bouquet.
I use Bernideen's (Tea Time blog) sponge cake recipe, if you want to email me, I can send it to you and it's delicious and easy to make.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sherry, I love the Brambly Hedge. Such an adorable collection you have. I made a sponge cake from a mix a while ago but not from scratch. I believe Bernideen has a recipe for sponge cake on her sidebar which I keeping planning to try. Strawberries and cream are always a welcome treat here. Thanks for coming to tea and enjoy your week.


Simply Suzannes at Home said...

Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

Strawberries and cream is quite delightful. Have you had blueberries and cream? Try it with frozen blueberries for an extra special treat, yum!
Your photos are so beautiful.
Have a wonderful day Sherry!

Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

Your dishes are so pretty, Sherry. The Strawberries and Cream look divine too! I love seeing all the tea parties you put together and know your love of good tea. I thought I would extend an invitation to you to enter my giveaway for a Steeped Tea Teapot and assorted teas. It went live today and will go through Saturday night. Have a wonderful week!

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

I've never seen Brambly Hedge, but now, it's one of my favorite things to say!

Anonymous said...

So pretty! Love the Brambly Hedge dishes and mugs!

Bernideen said...

I was talking with a lady today who collects Brambly Hedge. Your pieces are darling!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It's absolutely lovely. And you were so lucky to find four!

Tea in the Library said...

Love Brambly Hedge! Since I have no more of my own visiting with your Brambly Hedge is always a special treat.

Rattlebridge Farm said...

A feast for the eyes, Sherry. I love your Brambly Hedge, and will look for it. Your table looks like it sprang from the pages of Teatime.

Kathy said...

Your photos are gorgeous as always, Sherry - the strawberries and cream look wonderful! I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness,

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Sherry, those plates were meant to be found by you. Perfect for your collection! I love strawberries and cream with or without shortcake. I've made angel food cake, but never a sponge cake. Haven't made an Angel Food in years. Need to again. Thanks for sharing with SYC.