Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Fall Themed Evening Tea with Maple and Pecan Scones


There are just some days when you need to have an Afternoon Tea. We just turned ours into dinner, which we've done before, and this was just a time when we needed it. Enjoy! I'm sorry you couldn't join us.


These are lovely sausage rolls (or bangers) from Willy's Emporium in Old Colorado City. They're the most delightful people ever, such a sweet couple, and the shop is named after their little dog, Willy. And yes, they're British.


These are pecan and maple scones, our own recipe altered from a couple of different recipes. They were absolutely yummy!


Another look-see at our delicious pecan scones. Ooh, and we topped them with turbinado sugar, which added just a lovely bit of shine to the top. And we toasted the pecans. Yum!


One of our favorite teapots, plus it's large enough for three of us. And yes, we always use a drip catcher on the spout of our teapots. It helps so much in containing any messes.


King Soopers made the tart shells, and we bought the lemon filling from Bernideen's, also down in Old Colorado City, which is sadly no more. The owners retired and are very much missed!


Here we have raspberry jam and homemade clotted cream, flavored with just a tinge of caramel. It was a perfect pairing with the scone.


Delicious sausage, flaky pastry, and HP sauce, an authentic sauce from England that really pairs nicely with this particular sausage. So good.


One of my favorite teacups, hand-painted from Japan, part of 6 teacup set that I absolutely adore and spent waaaaaay too much money on. The tea we chose for the evening was Celestial Seasoning's Roastaroma, a delicious caffeine free herbal tea with a rich, full-body flavor, almost like a black tea. And you can use cream!


Getting ready to dive in!


And now almost done. And the scone was as delicious as we were hoping. Wish you could have joined us!

9 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a great afternoon tea, Carissa! Those maple scones sound amazing. Gotta' love the autumn season, simply for the rich, spicy baking projects we get to enjoy.

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    1. They were pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.

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  2. What fun! One day my kids will be old enough to enjoy having a fancy tea once in a while, and we'll do something like this :-) Everything looks and sounds so yummy!

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    1. Oooh, definitely. I'm sure your kids will love it and better yet, they'll be old enough to help you prep. Always a plus!

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    2. And better able to help clean up as well! Right now they do at least clear their places, but that's about it.

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  3. Scrumptious! Great shots. I'm inspired again for the tea party that I still haven't done since the last time you inspired me! Hehehe!

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    1. Thanks, Lizzie! It was such a fun night, and something that we really needed to do to relax. This year has been a bit crazy for my family. :)

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