Friday, February 15, 2013

Country Whites Weekend #3--Good Morning!

Welcome to Country Whites Weekend!
It’s plain and simple and oh, so sweet.
Embrace your country whites and share them here!  
Inspire us. Take us home. Fill us with country charm.

Good Morning, Everyone! 
The old Rooster just crowed. . . .
It's a brand new day. . . .and a brand new party!
Grab your coffee--or tea--and join us!

I don't know about you but my day doesn't start without a good cup of coffee. . .

I admit, John totally spoils me every morning. . . .He's up way before sunrise--making sure the coffee is hot and ready when my feet hit the floor. . . .

I try to keep him happy, too, with special treats every now and then. . . .
This morning I brought out Butterscotch Scones. . . .
Afterall, what's a party without something good and sweet and homemade?

He loves his scones heated and spread with homemade butter. . . .
(Calories aren't a worry for him, Ladies)

I use a basic, easy recipe from my Great Aunt Emma--
adding in John's choice of raisins, pecans, coconut, 
chocolate chips, butterscotch pieces, white chocolate, 
dried cranberries, or whatever is on hand.
For this morning, he chose butterscotch chips--says they're "wonderful"--
and insists that I share the recipe with you.
So, here it is, compliments of John and Aunt Emma. . .
It's "lovin' from the oven. . ."

Combine 2 1/4 cups flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, pinch of salt. Cut in 1/2 cup softened butter with a pastry blender. In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 cup milk or cream, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. 
Add to flour mixture and mix just until the flour mixture is moist.
Add 1 cup--your choice-- raisins, currants, pecans, 
dried coconut,dried apples, candied fruit, chocolate chips, 
butterscotch pieces, or white chocolate, or what's on hand.
Be creative!
Scoop batter with a 1/4 cup measure onto a baking sheet 
and bake 12-15 minutes at 400 degrees.

Now that we have our coffee perked and scones in hand, it's time to party!
I'm anxious to see what you've been up to this past month. . . .

‘Country Whites Weekend’
The third weekend of every month…
Friday morning through Sunday evening.

Held jointly at
The Country Farm Home
Link here or there and you will show up on both blogs.
Features will be held the following Friday.
Be sure to check both blogs to see if your country whites have been featured.

You may link up to three posts!

Please Do:
Write your country whites post first and link back here to Country Whites Weekend with
Text or link back with the Country Whites Weekend photo within your post.
Here at the party, be sure to link up your post url, not your blog url.
We’d appreciate it if you became a follower of both our blogs.
Take the time to visit at least 3 other party participants.

Please Don’t:
Link to shops, giveaways, parties and blog hops.
Link up something that you have already shared here.
Use photos that aren't your own.

Guess that about does it. . . .
So. . . .Let's Party!!

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