Saturday, June 25, 2011

Scones for a cause

Posted by: Paulette
A wonderful friend of mine, Jill, is an angel who adopts special needs children. Jill travels thousands of miles and meets these special kids and then falls in love with them and leaves part of her heart behind while she does a ton of paperwork and dreams of some day being able to take those kids in her arms again and bring them to her home. She is currently holding an auction to raise the money to bring two of her children home. This woman is my hero for all that she does to save these children from living a less than full life in an orphanage in their country of origin. She spends thousands of dollars to bring these kids home and then to take care of them for the remainder of their lives. She adores her children and loves being a mom.

When she asked for some donations for her auction, I offered up a doll that I'd made and then later offered to make some scones and lemon curd. The links for the recipes that I used will follow.
Traditional English scones are a sweet biscuit and usually use currants. I used orange flavored cranberries and orange zest in these delicious scones. A combination of real butter, milk, sugar and flour give these scones a wonderful crumb. Add to that a traditional lemon curd made with eggs, sugar, butter, lemon juice and lemon zest and you're almost ready for tea. Scones make a great breakfast or dessert.
The winner of this auction will get 8 scones and a pint of lemon curd.

Recipes below!
Cranberry scones recipe
Lemon curd recipe


Go here to bid:
Pierce Family Adoption Auction

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