We were on our way home from a two-week vacation in Italy. Our plane was late leaving Malpensa Airport in Milan, so we had little time once we got to London Heathrow to make our connection into New York. We were dragging heavy suitcases, loaded with goodies (Venice has the most AMAZING paper stores...but I digress), breathing heavily, worried that we wouldn't make our gate on time. We zoomed past younger passengers with skilled ease. We ignored our parched throats every time we passed a beverage stand or café, knowing our gate was our only mission. And then I saw it. The most wonderful little Sherlock Holmes teapot in the front of a shop of British goods that I knew belonged in my collection. I had nothing like and I knew that I must, MUST!! I say, add it to my collection. Without breaking stride I veered to the right. I shifted my purse and two cases into my left hand, pulled my credit card from my pocket and secured it between my teeth. With my free arm I scooped up the boxed teapot and in the blink of an eye slipped into the checkout, leaving heads of tourists behind me in a spin. My lips parted and my credit card dropped onto the counter. I nodded at the checker who knew what to do. Swipe! And the deed was done. I signed, thanked him, and pressed on. I made it! And so did this little gem from England. I smile every time I see it remembering that moment as though frozen in time. Ahhh, the beauty of it all!
The cinnamon scones are delicious and the recipe is a breeze.You can find it here.
Nothing beats clotted cream with any type of scone, but
when it's not readily available you can make a reasonable
(though not authentic) Devonshire Cream at home.
1 cup whipping cream
½ tsp. cream of tartar
½ cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat all together until stiff. Refrigerate. Serve with scones and jam.
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