Lemon-Ginger Scones

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With every season of Downton Abbey, I’d try a different scone recipe.   Set in the Roaring Twenties, season 5 featured fabulous costumes. I thought a sassy scone recipe would suit this era.

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I whipped up 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 of 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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Currant Cream Scones for a Fireside Afternoon Tea

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If you’ve been missing Downton Abbey, let’s set up a fireside afternoon tea and travel back in time.  image 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 with classic English cream and currant scones. Continue reading