Recently, one of my hobbies has been tracking my genealogy. Basically, I’m from Great Britain. In a nut shell, there is some Irish ancestors, some Welsh ancestors, and then loads and loads of English ancestors. It’s no surprise to anyone who has met me. I have three skin options: Casper-the-friendly-ghost-fair, freckled, or hot tamale-burned. Needless to say, the sun and I don’t agree with each other.
Add my interest in heritage to my love of history (plus fashion, weddings and dresses, who am I kidding, I’m a girl and a hopeless romantic) and you have the makings of a gigantic obsession with the royal wedding. I’ve always been fascinated with British royalty. One look at my bookshelves stacked with a borderline unhealthy number of biographies and historical fiction novels about Queen Elizabeth I and the Tudors and you’ll see what I mean. But who doesn’t love a good old fashioned fairy tale love story like William and Catherine’s romance. I certainly do.
So yesterday morning at 5:00 AM, I crawled out of bed, looking quite unglamorous, and enjoyed these scones and a cup of tea in honor of the Royal Wedding. They were delicious and the perfect treat.
- 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/3 cups plus 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon pieces
- 2/3 cup well-shaken buttermilk plus additional for brushing