Scones and Cucumber Sandwiches for a Royal Wedding

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!

I didn’t make them 100% whole wheat, as I still wanted them to be light and fluffy.

I used a heart shaped cookie cutter. They turned out so well!

Here they are, all nicely baked.

Delicious little pillowy scones. They were so good!

Raspberry butter is so easy to make and is such a treat on scones. It really does add a lot to your baking. I would suggest having some on hand, even in your freezer, for special occasions!

I used generic raspberry jam.

And mixed it half and half with butter. Using a whisk, I whipped it up as best I could.

Tada! delicious and easy raspberry butter!

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.

The cucumber sandwiches were super easy. I only used three ingredients for the pickling base. Vinegar, sugar and dill.

Mix them together in a Tupperware and shake until the sugar is dissolved.

I used local mini cucumbers. These are so tasty!

I cut them all up and let them marinade overnight.

I used whole wheat bread. Yummy.

I used margarine to keep the cucumbers in place on the sandwiches.

Then I filled the sandwiches with marinated cucumbers.

I cut them up in little triangles, just like at a real English Tea.

They were sooo good.

We ate them while we watched William and Kate get hitched!

While wearing silly hats and crowns :)

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!



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