Monday, February 25, 2019

Birthday Scones and Birthday Fun

 I reached a milestone birthday yesterday, and I decided to make myself some scones with raspberries because I love them so much.  I surrounded my table with some of my birthday cards so that I could enjoy looking at them again.  

 I have always wanted a February teacup, so this year I found one on eBay at a good price and ordered it. 

 My oldest son and DIL bought me this pretty Cineraria plant.  I thought it looked pretty with my teacup.  This is the first time in 70 years that my Mom and I won't be talking on my birthday, so I included a favorite picture of the two of us having fun at my youngest son and DIL's wedding.

Yield: 8

White Chocolate Raspberry Scones

I am a lover of raspberries and decided to make these scones for my birthday. I adapted the recipe from one that I found on the Epicurious site. They are so good and VERY moist. Blueberries would be good, and dried cherries or apricots. It's not a mistake that there is no butter in this recipe. You could also increase the whipping cream a little and just make drop scones.


  • 1 and 1/2 cups + 2 T.  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon plus 1/2  teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate bits or white baking morsels
  • 1 cup chilled whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Additional sugar ( I like to use sparkling sugar)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a baking sheet (I just use parchment paper).
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, 1/4 c sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Stir in white chocolate chips and slowly add whipping cream, stirring in just enough to moisten ingredients.
  4. Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Add frozen raspberries and knead gently for about 2 or 3 minutes until a soft dough forms.
  5. Pat dough into rectangle about 1 to 1-1/2 inches high.
  6. Divide into 4 smaller rectangles. Cut each rectangle diagonally, forming a total of 8 triangles.
  7. Transfer to baking sheet,  spacing 2 inches apart. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with additional sugar.
  8. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until lightly browned.


I often cut  scones, place them on parchment paper and freeze the scones.  When frozen, transfer to a freeze proof container and then bake one, or how ever many you'd like, allowing maybe a couple of extra minutes.
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I had dinner at my oldest son and DIL's house last Friday, and shared a wonderful birthday celebration with them.  For dessert, we had an assortment of mini Nothing Bundt cakes.  It was a fun time!

Selfie Time!

I had another party with the rest of my family, last night.  What a fun time we had with great food and happy memories.  They gave me a book with letters written by all of my family members which was very thoughtful and emotional.  

I am sharing this with these lovely parties:


  1. You are such a beautiful lady in all the ways that count. You have a beautiful family, too! What a thoughtful gift to give,,,a book written by each of them. That has to make your birthday week!

    My birthday had to be postponed...poor health and poor weather created the perfect storm of a day so this year, I’ll be celebrating in March not February. 😊

    The scones sound wonderful. I like cream scones very much.

  2. Happy Belated and Milestone Birthday Kitty! My SIL's birthday is the same as yours, it will make it easy for me to remember next year :) What a beautiful family you are surrounded by love! I know your mom was with you in spirit yesterday, what a wonderful photo. Your scones look delicious and perfect for enjoying with a cuppa in your pretty February teacup. ♥

  3. Happy Birthday sweet lady! And what a beautiful family photo! We are very nearly the same age! Time sure flies by, doesn't it? Enjoy your day! Keep celebrating! Hugs!

  4. Happy Birthday, sweet Kitty! {I mentioned you in my blog post today} I'm so happy you spent time celebrating with your family. I seldom see my family for my birthday because all but one guy lives away. This year, we had a storm so my son and his family didn't get here. But I did get a cake when my other guys were home for Christmas. They made me a cake a few days early which was lovely. Birthdays are special and it's nice when we are surrounded by those we love. Your scones look delicious. I love raspberries too and I'm so glad you got a February teacup! I need to find one for January. Have a beautiful day! Love and hugs...Sandi

  5. Happy Birthday Kitty. How sweet to spend celebrating your birthday with your family! The tea cup is pretty and the scones sound so good. Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Enjoy the week.
    Hugs, Julie xo

  6. Happy Belated Birthday Kitty! It sounds and looks like it was perfect! The tea cup is perfect gift to self to enjoy. You family is so beautiful. White chocolate and raspberry is my favorite scone combo.

  7. Happy Birthday Kitty! So glad you were able to share it with your family.

  8. Happy Birthday again, Kitty. Looks like you had wonderful celebrations. xo

  9. Happy Birthday,dear Kitty!Great celebration with your adorable family!I love your gorgeous R.A.teacup and the pretty cineraria.Cute cards too.Your recipe looks delicious!That photo of your mother and you is so especial and happy!Congratulations!

  10. Happy Belated Birthday, Kitty! I'm glad that you had a memorable time celebrating this milestone birthday. I would never guessed that you're 50!

    P.S. Love the photo of you and your mom dancing!

  11. Kitty, what a lovely teacup and I love how you are enjoying your cards with your tea and scones, good recipe too. Your birthday celebrations sound wonderful with such thoughtful gifts from your family. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful family. Happy Belated Birthday Kitty :) Love and Hugs.........

  12. Happy Happy Birthday dearest Kitty! What a beautiful loving family you have. And those scones look so delicious. I will have to bookmark this recipe! xo

  13. I just KNEW your family was going to celebrate you well! How precious that picture of you and your mom is. I’m glad you had such a special week/day!

  14. Happy Birthday dear Kitty!!
    How did this slip by me??
    Your family is beautiful and what a lovely gift, so personalised.
    Your tea cup is perfect!
    You and your mom look wonderful having a good time together.

    Bless you~

  15. Aww, Kitty, blessings for your birthday, a day or so late. I'm glad your celebration was memorable. May you be blessed with many more family memories in the years to come.

  16. Kitty, what a beautiful way to celebrate your birthday. Loved seeing your favorite photo with you mom. The teacup is so pretty. Raspberry scones sound wonderful.

  17. Aww!! belated Happy Birthday.
    The scone seems delicious.

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  18. Blessings on your special birthday! I'm glad your family made it a joyous day for you. Handwritten letters always tug at my heart strings. They are my most treasured gifts.
    So glad you gifted yourself the February teacup! Fun drink tea from it during your entire birthday month.

  19. Dear Kitty, you certainly deserve all of this joy for your birthday because you bring joy to so many others...and look at all those pretty cards! What wonderful memories you have of these family gatherings and pictures to remind you as well. The scones look absolutely fabulous! I bet they would be good with black raspberries me an idea! You better drink all the tea you can out of the pretty February teacup...only 2 days left! Happy Birthday hugs!♥♥♥

  20. Happy Birthday, Kitty! You were celebrated well, and how nice to be given a book with letters from all of your family. A treasured keepsake for sure. Even though your mother wasn't with you physically this year, I'm sure you sensed her spirit and knew she was wishing you a Happy Birthday from above. Milestone birthdays are special - I always remind myself, "Birthdays are a good thing. The more you have the longer you live!" ;-)

  21. Oh Kitty, my heart just melted when I saw the picture of you and your mom. The two of you look simply precious. And the selfie with your family brought a smile to my face. I am ever so glad you enjoyed your special day. You, my friend, are such a precious lady and oh, how easy it is to celebrate your lovely self. I hope this year is extra special. Much love to you!

  22. Oh Happy Happy Birthday Kitty!!! I am so glad you enjoyed 2 special family celebrations! You must make a memory cube or board with your birthday cards! I love that you treated yourself to a new tea cup and white chocolate raspberry scones! Hugs and Love,

  23. Kitty, looks like you had a wonderful birthday celebration. I wish you a very happy year ahead, dear friend. I celebrated this milestone birthday last year. Aren't we fortunate to be celebrating 70 in good health and a life filled with love. Here's to the years ahead!

    1. Thank you, Sarah, for the birthday wishes. You're a no-reply comment blogger, so I hope that you see my response to you here. I appreciate your visit.

  24. Belated Happy Birthday, Kitty. How wonderful to celebrate with your family where there is so much love. The scones look delicious - they are always a favourite of mine. I wish you joy in the years to come!

  25. Many Happy Belated Birthday Wishes.
    Those scones look yummy and it was very nice seeing all of your photographs.

    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

  26. Kitty, another of my favorite blogging friends, Judy at Cranberry Morning, just reached that "milestone" as well. Looks like your family made quite an occasion of it! Sorry that it was a first in regard to your mother. Your cream scones look wonderful.

  27. Oh, how precious, sweet friend! How very blessed you are! Such a beautiful, loving family. It was so touching to see all of you together and to know how very loved you are. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and may God bless you with many, many more happy, healthy birthdays. SO sorry for your pain in missing your dear Mom. I can surely understand. May God comfort you in every moment of grief.

  28. Happy belated birthday! It looks like you had a good one <3 The selfie is great and now I want some raspberry scones.

  29. Happy Belated Birthday to you, missy! You look fabulous, and as though you had a marvelous time. I’ll be trying those scones! They look luscious!

  30. Sorry I missed your birthday - Happy Birthday, lovely lady! Love the beautiful family photos. The book is such a precious gift! I'm sure your Mom was with you in spirit on your special day. Scones are a perfect treat. Sending hugs to you xo Karen

  31. Oh dear Kitty i had to go back and read your birthday post since i was celebrating my birthday away and missed it . What a wonderful birthday celebration you had with your sweet family . I know that was aborecious time for you ❤️ I love your February birthday cup . How beautiful . But not as beautiful as you.❤️ Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  32. Happy Belated Birthday, Kitty! Your birthday must have been right about the time we left for our trip to California the last week of February. I can see it was a wonderful one with you surrounded by your beautiful family.


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