Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Blackberry Scones for Christmas in July

The Charm of Home: Christmas in July
Today I am joining Natasha at Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive 365 for a Christmas in July linky party.  I decided to have a little tea with some blackberry scones.  This might be something you could actually do in December.  Most of the groceries carry berries for dessert at Christmas or you could buy them frozen.

The Charm of Home: Blackberry Scones
The blackberry scones turned out delicious!  They were reportedly best hot out of the oven and they didn't last more than a few hours on the counter!

 Blackberry Cream Scones

1 cup flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
3 tablespoons cold butter, cut into chunks
1/3 cup cream
 for glaze:
1/4 cup powdered sugar 
2 teaspoons cream

Preheat oven to 425.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in the butter with pastry blender and work mixture together until it resembles coarse sand. Add the blackberries.
Add the cream and mix until a dough forms. Make an small circle (6-8 inches across) with the dough and slice into 8 small wedges (each wedge should be only about two-three inches). Place wedges on a lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown.   
*I put an egg white wash over mine scones before baking. Take the white of one egg and brush over scones.
To make the glaze, mix together the powdered sugar and cream.  Drizzle over the scones.

Adapted from :Eat, Live, Run

The Charm of Home: Christmas in July
My Christmas teacup is by Portmeirion, the pattern is the Holly and the Ivy.    

The Charm of Home: Christmas in July
The verse on the side of the cup reads:  
The holly and the ivy 
when they are both full grown
of all the trees that
are in the wood
the holly wears the crown.

The Charm of Home: Christmas in July
Here is a recap of last year's Christmas tea in which I made White Chocolate and Peppermint Scones recipe in the link.
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 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
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
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters Stuff 
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
The Best Blog Recipes link party 
Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party
Table It! at Rustic & Refined
Creative Ways link party at Posed Perfection
Your Going to Love it Tuesday At Kathe with an E
Project Inspire at An Extraordinary Day
Anything Goes Party at Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo
Sweet and Savoury Sunday at Baking in Pyjamas
What I Made Yesterday at Oh! My Heartsie Girl
Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creations
Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life


Martha's Favorites said...

Sherry: How every perfect. I am going to try to start buying Christmas gifts this month. Love your tea today. Blessings or should I say Merry Christmas! Martha

Catherine said...

Christmas in July is a wonderful idea; though Christmas really is just around the corner, seeing how quickly July is going by.
The scones look wonderful. Blessings, Catherine

Poppy said...


You are such a talented baker! Did you ever bake professionally? Such beautiful and mouthwatering treats each and every time! Thanks for sharing your Christmas in July inspiration!


Betty said...

You have gotten me in the mood for christmas with this post. The scone looks so good and I will be making it soon.

Beth in NEPA said...

I really like your holly and ivy tea cup and the blackberry scones look delicious!

Faye said...

Why didn't I think of this! We have tons of wild blackberries growing in our woods but they are finished for the season...next year I will do this! Thanks for the idea!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Those scones look positively mouth watering, so moist and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Bernideen said...

Your scones look wonderful and such a fun posting!

Antiques And Teacups said...

How fun! I am not a blackberry fan...too many growing up...but they look wonderful! I love your teacup and the setting is so pretty. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Pura Vida said...

reminds me of my sweet sister!

Eve said...

We've been picking so many wild berries, I keep trying to come up with new recipes for them. This scone is next! They look amazing. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

Carrie said...

Wow, your pictures looks so great! Thanks for sharing the scone recipe, it looks delicious. Have a great week :)

A Joyful Cottage said...

Yup, I knew I'd like your recipe. It looks like the type of scones I prefer. . .1/4 c sugar means they're not too sweet. I've pinned it to my Recipes To Try board. Thanks for sharing, Sherry. ~ Nancy

Alison Agnew said...

I love scones, and these look so yummy! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded. Pinning!



I'm loving this recipe for my tea parties. Thank you so much for sharing and it's easy too! Love fruit scones!

Deborah Montgomery said...

these look delicious Sherry! and I love that teacup. Love the idea of celebrating the Christmas spirit in July!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Christmas, beautiful photo's. Those scones look lovely, I love the glaze. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Yum! Sherry you have my mouth watering. This scone looks so amazingly delicious. :)
Thanks for sharing your recipe and beautiful photos with us at Project Inspire{d}!

Lou Lou Girls said...

Oh my! This looks amazing! Pinned. Please come and party with us tonight. We love having you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

Lou Lou Girls said...

Merry Christmas! Yummy! Pinned. I'm always impressed with your creations. Please join us tonight at 7 pm. I can't wait to see what you have been working on! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls