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Scones and Bones by Laura Childs 
Feb. 10, 2012 9:45 pm 
Updated: Feb. 12, 2012 2:12 pm
A Tea Shop Mystery
I had wanted to make Caramel Scones, which were talked about several times in the story, but there was not a recipe for them in the book. I was not satisfied with the ones I found on line. At that point, I decided to make my own recipe of Peanut Butter Scones.

Peanut Butter Scones with Peanut Butter Glaze

Old-Fashioned Crumpets  These reminded me of English Muffins!  For those who like making bread, you will find that these tasty treats are easy to make!

Easy Chai Tiramisu
The wonderful tasting dessert that was served as a birthday dessert!
Feb. 10, 2012 9:51 pm
The teacup holds tea, as it would have in Tea Shop! Scones were also in the story, however not this flavor! I developed the recipe, and will post the recipe later today. I made the Old-Fashioned Crumpets using spelt flour instead of the kind of flour called for in her recipe. I followed the Easy Chai Tiramisu recipe as written in Scones and Bones.
Feb. 10, 2012 9:53 pm
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Feb. 11, 2012 5:09 am
Well I did read the whole nook. I was surprised who the killer and thief were. I did not make any of the recipes. I forgot to copy them. I really enjoyed reading this book. It kept me in suspense that I could not put the book down. I loved how they described the tea pot- makes me want one!
Feb. 11, 2012 6:19 am
Couldn't find this book. I have read some of Child's books, so I look forward to hearing what others have to say about both the book and the recipes.
Feb. 11, 2012 11:30 am
I made the recipes posted, obviously! I guess I want't reading so much to solve the mystery as I was reading to get the recipes! I had not read any books by this author before, and thought that she was OK. I was surprised about the variety of recipes in this book.
Feb. 11, 2012 1:07 pm
I read the book. It was good but I'm like sueb, sometime I think I'm reading to get to the recipes. None of them really interested me enough to make them. I was intrigued by the cheese and tea tasting as I don't like wine I wonder how this would be. Sorry I'm just getting to the blog but I've been baking all day for one of my friend's daughters wedding shower. I have to say you did a wonderful job with your recipes and pictures. Keep up the great job! Finished the next book, I'm much more interested in the recipes in this one. Hopefully, I'll have time to make some before the next blog.
Feb. 11, 2012 1:32 pm
I didn't read the book but your recipes look really good.
Feb. 11, 2012 1:32 pm
I'm glad you started the book club and your pictures look wonderful but this book wasn't my cup of tea (pun intended!). I read about 25 pages and took it back to the library. I don't mean to argue or any disrespect, I just couldn't get into it.
Feb. 11, 2012 1:34 pm
Oh, BTW, I have never heard of making a scone by shaping it into a triangle - always made the round and then cut in quarters.
Feb. 11, 2012 2:45 pm
I read Diane Mott Davidson book and Joann Fluke book but didn't get a chance to read this one. I am going to look for it next time I am at the library.
Feb. 11, 2012 4:35 pm
The themes were bridal shower, sip for the cure tea, letter writing tea, Scottish tea, big hat tea, stitcher's tea, and shabby chic tea. I think she missed a very obvious one--she missed a pirate's tea! I liked those ideas for the inspirations she gave!
Feb. 11, 2012 4:45 pm
I just finished reading the book, but I didn't have time to try any of the recipes! I would like to try the lemon scones, however. I also read Crunch Time for the last book. One thing that I have found difficult is getting into the middle of a series because even though the books can stand on their own, the books leading up to these lead the reader into a better feel for the main characters, giving them a more well-wrought and meaningful personality. (I have enjoyed reading Grafton's alphabet series and Smith's 1st Ladies Detective series.) So knowing that other stories were being alluded to kind of made it mean less to me. I think I cared more for the character in Crunch Time than this story. This felt kind of like an Angela Lansbury TV show to me. I did like the descriptions of the Indigo Tea Shop, and I would definitely like to know more about tea (I'm an inveterate coffee drinker!). These books were both a light diversion and very much different from the books I care about the most. I will look forward to some of the upcoming selections. Thank you, Sue, for taking on this industrious effort! It's been fun to have a deadline again! I will let you know when I make my scones!
Feb. 11, 2012 5:02 pm
First, your tea cup is lovely! And the pictures are great. I enjoyed this book quite a bit more than the last, I thought it was written and plotted better. That said, I almost didn't get into it once I saw all the cutsey character names. ~~~~~ I'm just beginning to expand beyond Lipton's tea bags and would have liked more information on the different teas cited. ~~~~~ I returned the book to the library before I remembered to copy the recipes that interested me, so if anyone has the lemon scones or the Miss (the older lady who helps out) Tea Cake recipes I would like to make those. ~~~~~ It may be just me, but I would feel less pressured if there were 3 weeks between books. I belong to another book club that meets once a month and I also read just for pleasure, so it does get a bit muddled. Just a thought. ~~~~~ Thanks Sue, for putting this together!
Feb. 11, 2012 5:15 pm
I'll post the recipes for you later, BSM.
Feb. 11, 2012 6:11 pm
I'm sure I made a comment earlier on here about ideas for my "tea" with my grand daughters?? Was it deleted for some reason?
Feb. 11, 2012 7:04 pm
Thanks Marianne! ibbz, I saw them and thought that was a cute idea, but I don't think you posted here.
Feb. 11, 2012 7:14 pm
Nice pics sueb. This book was OK, but I preferred the last book and I think I'll get others in that series. I haven't tried the recipes from Crunch Time, but they sounded great. On to the next!
Feb. 11, 2012 7:23 pm
I'm a slow reader, so a little longer between would help me out! :)
Feb. 12, 2012 11:26 am
I would like to have a tea with my 2 grand daughters, 7+8 years. Any ideas?
Feb. 12, 2012 11:27 am
from 1bbz:Mine so far are to have them "dress up", we do that a lot around grammas house anyway, but really do it up. They don't like hot drinks so maybe a tea that is good but not so hot, not sure wht they would like, maybe something with a lemon flavor, they both like that. I thought about having them help me make the Miss Dimples Tea Cakes. Any more ideas appreciated.
Feb. 12, 2012 11:28 am
from ibbz: Maybe the Creamy Dreamy Parfait.
Feb. 12, 2012 11:29 am
sueb's response to these last 3 posts from ibbz: One of the author's suggestions was to have a big hats tea. You could do the letter writing theme. Have them print their favorite photo on a piece of paper, then write a letter on that stationery. Can you find alphabet pasta? Make a salad carrying the letter theme. They could use their best handwriting skills to make place cards for everyone! You might teach them a fancy napkin fold (get a book about folding napkins from the library)
Feb. 12, 2012 2:12 pm
Love the ideas! I even have the alphabet pasta! Oh, and I have to go to the library tomorrow in fact. I think this is a sign that we need to do this. I'll have them each invite one of their friends. This will be so cool!
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