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Earth Day Scones


Happy Earth Day 2024! I have been celebrating and honoring this earth since I was a child. Growing up in California meant learning about conservation and planet protection early on. I remember planting baby trees one year when I was six or seven. Another year I recall attending a beach clean up. Recycling was understood as an important initiative when I still barely tying my shoes.


I admittingly, have been an advocate for Mother Earth, since the old years of the 1980s. When I was child I remember growing up with Captain Planet and the campaign, “Recycle, Reduce, Reuse.” I recall watching the news and hearing about a hole burning in the ozone. In my adolescence, I didn’t fully understand the extent of the importance of saving this planet. I did at that time understand that making a small difference could lead to a great impact. 


Every Earth Day I try to not only continue the fight for our planet, but I try and encourage others to do the same. Earth Day is about being conscious about the awareness of climate change and doing your part to improve that. I try and make small changes daily to reduce my overall carbon footprint. This year is one step closer to a cleaner and more delicious future.


These warm and earth friendly Blue Thai Tea & buttermilk flavored scones will have you celebrating your taste buds and Mother Earth! They are covered with a sweet delicious lemon glaze to highlight the essential needs for conservation. They are then decorated in fondant and even more earthy decoration. Take a bite and pledge this year to do your part to protect this planet. 


See the recipe for these eco-friendly Earth Day Scones below.





Happy Earth Day 2024! 


Earth Day Scones

( Makes 4-8 scones, based on sizes) I used 3.5" (9cm ) and 4" (10.2 cm) biscuit cutters.


Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. salt 

½ tsp. lemon zest

½ cup (1 stick) cold butter, semi frozen and grated

½ cup buttermilk

⅓ cup brown sugar, lightly packed

1 large egg 

½ cup Blue Thai Tea, (whole or crushed leaves)


Glaze

2 cups confectioner’s sugar 

½ tsp. of lemon zest

2 tbsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. vanila extract

1-2 tbsp. of water (depends on preference of thickness of glaze)


Green fondant, for decoration (optional)


Directions

Preheat oven to 400F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, lemon zest and salt. Add grated butter using hands or a fork to press butter into flour mixture, until combined and it resembles course sand. Set aside.


In a medium sized bowl or measuring cup mix together buttermilk, brown sugar, egg and Blue Thai Tea. Stir until combined together. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix together using a spatula or your hands until it forms a dough. 


Press the dough out onto a floured surface and form it into a disk about one inch thick. Cut disk into 4-8 pieces. Bake at 400F for 12-17 minutes. 


While scones are baking, in a small bowl whisk together confectioner’s sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla extract and water. Whisk until the glaze is nice and smooth and slightly runny.


Once the scones have cooled to room temperature. Dip the scones or layer glaze onto the scones to cover them completely. Decorate with fondant, Cosmic Shimmers (edible glitter) and sprinkles.


Devour and Enjoy!








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