Lemon-Ginger Scones to Celebrate Downton Abbey Season 5!

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Happy days are here again!  Downton Abbey returns tonight for the much anticipated season 5.  Set in the Roaring Twenties, the costumes are sure to thrill.

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I can barely contain my excitement!  Beloved by more than 120 million passionate viewers worldwide, the series has captured our imagination and hearts.

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To celebrate and to while away the hours of anticipation until the 70 minute opening episode of this beloved period drama,  I have made a batch of scrumptious lemon-ginger scones that I think even the exacting Dowager Countess of Grantham would enjoy. If you are a lover of ginger you will adore these scones which are bursting with big chunks of crystalized ginger.   The scones offer tantalizing bits of spice in every bite, just like the spicy drama in every episode.  The recipe is adapted from Nancy Silverton’s Pastries from La Brea Bakery.  Did you know you can catch up on past episodes of Downton Abbey directly on the PBS site?  Click on the “watch online” tab.

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Downton Abbey Fireside Afternoon Tea

With tonight being the launch of Season 4 of Downton Abbey this side of the pond, I thought I would invite you to a cozy afternoon tea by the fire. image Since the weather is still dreadful for much of the country, a steaming cup of tea with warm scones by the fire should get you ready for more  Downton Abbey drama  tonight!  Although my living room is not as  opulent and magestic as Highclere Castle’s, I’m hoping it will transport you to England to take Afternoon tea. Continue reading