My mother-in-law is throwing a tea party tomorrow in honor of the royal wedding. She arrived in town on Wednesday with a tiara and bags of tea. So I thought I should do my part and make scones and jam!
I’ve never made either before so I did a bit of web scouring to find doable recipes. Lots of cool scone recipes: classic raisin, tangelo-buttermilk, and maple oatmeal. Such a versatile little biscuit!
And I remembered seeing Ina make strawberry jam that looked too easy to believe. We had blackberries and strawberries on hand … so I went with blackberry scones and strawberry jam.
While the strawberries simmered away in sugar, I worked on the scones.
I’m not sure how many scones will be left tomorrow but we are going to have enough jam for a loooong time. (Sorry the photo is blurry. The things disappear before I can get a decent shot!)
Can’t wait to share photos of the event!
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup very cold butter
1/2 cup blackberries
1 large lemon, zested and juiced
1 1/2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and halved