Scones and Cucumber Sandwiches for a Royal WeddingPosted: May 8, 2011
Wow, this post is a little late… Sorry about that! We’ve been a bit busy on our end. My sister Michou got married yesterday, quite the celebration! That, of course, postponed my posting on the royal wedding. But here it is!
I decided to make some English classics as finger food for my Royal Wedding party: Scones with Raspberry Butter and Cucumber Sandwiches. Hmm… Delicious!
Jacquie’s Tasty Scones and Raspberry Butter
You will need:
For the Scones:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup milk
For the Raspberry Butter:
- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup of your favourite raspberry jam
For the scones:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter. Mix the egg and milk in a small bowl, and stir into flour mixture until moistened.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly. Roll dough out into a 1/2 inch thick round. Cut into 8 wedges, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
For the raspberry butter:
Warm butter briefly in the microwave, until soft. Whisk jam and butter together until smooth.
They were sooo good.
Jacquie’s tasty Cucumber Sandwiches.
You will need:
1 cup of white vinegar
1/4 cup of sugar
2 Tablespoons of dried dillweed
5 mini cucumbers
8 slices of whole wheat bread
margarine for spreading inside the sandwhiches
Combine sugar, vinegar and dillweed and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Slice the cucumbers up and marinate them in the vinegar mixture overnight. When the cucumbers are marinated, spread the margarine on the bread, line with cucumbers, and slice sandwiches into triangles. Enjoy!