Rosemary Scones with Blackberry Jam & Lemon Drizzle
Lammas and Lughnasadh are just around the corner on August 1st. Lammas is known as the first harvest. These scones will be a great treat to share in your rituals or even with yourself if you are a solitaire. They go great with a cup of hot herbal tea or, if you live in California like I do or somewhere really hot, make that an ice tea, please.
I saw a cooking show that made scones and added rosemary to them. The thought of that sounded really good. I made them but they were just to dry for me and needed something sweet. I looked up different recipes for scones and saw some had added jam to them after they baked. Hmmmm why not add it before kinda like thumb print cookies right? So I tried it and ohhh yessss it’s what they needed. You can use any flavor of course even orange marmalade.
I make a certain type of banana bread that I use a sweet drizzle on, so of course I thought lets try a yummy drizzle and it was even better.
I have a sweet tooth can ya tell? So I ended up with this amazing scone. It’s not like a biscuit at all but not quite a cookie either but it IS amazing. So here we go…..
In this recipe I picked three magickal ingredients. Ok they are all magickal right but lets just focus on three today. Lemons, Blackberries and Rosemary.
Lemons yum who doesn’t love lemons? Wait what did I hear someone say I don’t? I’ll pretend I didn’t hear that hee hee. Lemons are a great source of vitamin C, it promotes hydration, helps with tummy-aches and helps prevent painful kidney stones.
Lemons are also used for protection so make sure to save some of your lemon peel, dry it out and add it in your spell work, protection bottles and medicine bags.
Lemons are ruled by the Moon and its element is Water.
Blackberries are also packed with vitamin C, high in fiber and a great source of potassium and magnesium.
Blackberries represent an abundant harvest and are used in magickal cooking and spells for Prosperity.
Blackberries are ruled by Earth and of course its element is Earth.
Rosemary is great to reduce muscle aches, boost up your immune system, helps digestive issues, helps your memory and helps hair growth.
Rosemary can also be used in making your own incense to give peace of the mind, it also releases psychic, spiritual and physical purification.
Rosemary is also used for smudging.
Rosemary is ruled by the Sun and its element is Fire.
Makes 12-14 depending on your cookie cutter size.
For the Dough
2 Cups Flour and extra for dusting the table
1/2 Cup Sugar
1- 1/2 TBSP Rosemary chopped up
1/2 TSP Salt and a pinch to toss over your left shoulder for luck
2 TSP Baking Powder
6 TBSP Butter cut up
1 Cup of Heavy Whipping Cream
For the Topping
1/3 Cup of Blackberry Jam
For the Glaze
1/4 Cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice (you can use store bought if you don’t have any fresh lemons)
2 Cups of Confectioners Sugar
1 or 2 TBSP of Water
Now to start baking these delicious treats. I like to burn incense or burn a little sage before I start. Then I like to go to my Kitchen Witch Altar and ask my Kitchen Witch to help me with what I’m making. I haven’t given her a name yet and I’ve had her for many years. It was a gift from my sweet friend Jenny. It actually belonged to her mother and was passed down to her and then me. I believe she was made in the late 60s. So shes a huge part of my Kitchen Witch altar
Get all your kitchen tools ready. I used 2 bowls, a rolling pin, baking sheet, parchment paper, mixing spoons I love using wooden spoons for doughs. Measuring cups and spoons, knife and cookie cutters. You will notice I used a Moon, Star and Witch Hat in this pic BUT it was to small and it made a mess of the scones. I’ve always used bigger cutters but I thought it’d be cute, well it wasn’t haha and in this case size matters so please please nothing to small. I’ll add a picture of what they looked like towards the end of this article. Try and stick to 3″ or bigger. Remember these are scones not cookies.
Now get out all your ingredients
Now preheat your oven to 350 F
Don’t forget to line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
Its time to chop up your Rosemary. Mmmm doesn’t it smell wonderful? Chop it up nice and fine.
Now in a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, butter, baking power, salt and rosemary. With a wooden spoon mix it really well. I like to go clockwise.
You can use a food processor at this point if you need to. Sometimes its much easier especially if you have a hard time mixing by hand as I do at times.
Slowly pour in the heavy whipping cream. (if your using the food processor please dump it into a large bowl now)
Now stir with a wooden spoon until it forms a dough ball.
Next step is very important haha. If you wear a lot of rings like I do TAKE THEM OFF now. Nothing is worse then trying to get dough out of all the grooves of your rings.
Now mix the rest and knead the dough.
Form a ball.
Now the fun part, I really love rolling out the dough and cutting it out. So dust your work surface with flour and roll out dough 1/2″ thick. You can do half at a time or whatever your comfortable with and what space you have. I usually split the dough in 3 and do it that way. Its very important though to make sure its 1/2 ” thick.
Next grab them cookie cutters and cut out your shapes.
Fill your cookie sheet, they don’t really spread much so you don’t have to leave a lot of space between them. Here is the tricky part if you have long finger nails like I do, you need to make an indentation in the middle of each to hold the jam. I’ve tried my knuckles on my finger it works most of the time until I thought hey wait a sec how about using a measuring spoon. Tada it works great!! So simply press the back of the measuring spoon into the middle of each scone.
Now drop in about 1/2 a TSP or a tad more to fill each indentation. Doesn’t it look yummy?
Now place in the oven and set the timer to 10 mins. It can take from 10-15 mins depending on your oven. Mine took 11 mins.
When the edges start to turn golden its time to take them out and let them sit 3-4 mins before you remove them.
Now carefully remove to a cooling rack.
I let them cool off for about 45 mins before I add the glaze. So go grab something to drink and clean up your mess and get the next ingredients ready. They should be cooled off by now.
The glaze is simple. Add the 2 cups of confectioners sugar in a medium bowl and add your lemon juice. Stir really well and add a bit of water to make it a drizzle.
Now use a fork and drizzle all over the scones. You can add as much as you like. I like a lot but I don’t want to over power the flavor so I try to hold back.
Guess what? Your finished. Yep you did it. Now the hardest part of it all. Let them rest till the glaze is dry, it depends on the temperature of your house. I usually give it a couple hours just to make sure but the good news is you don’t have to wait that long to try them. Store them in an air tight container.
Oh I almost forgot to add the picture of what happens if you use small cookie cutters. I bow my head in shame with these but they still taste great but not very pretty are they?
Hahaha lesson learned and it saves you from making the same mistake right? Hmmm maybe I did it on purpose, yep that’s it. Ok I had no control over it but the Universe did it and I’m sticking to that story. Wink Wink.
A little about me. I’m 45 years young and live in California. I was born in England but came to the California when I was 5 years old. My mother who is no longer with us was a magickal cook. She wasn’t a witch (or was she I always wondered) but her cooking was amazing. So the apple didn’t fall far from the tree and it must be why I love to cook and bake. I love making my own recipes and adding magick to them. I am Pagan/Wiccan and honestly I feel I was born a witch. I finally came out of the broom closet in 2008 but I always knew I was. I was just scared to tell people, but now I know there is no reason to be scared. I am who I am and I’m very proud of it. I started a Kitchen Witch group years ago on Facebook and now I’m honoured to be your Pixie Witch here. Some may say Pixie where does that come from, well I’m 5’1 and barely 100 pounds with long long red hair. So my friends started to call me Pixie and it stuck. So here I am Pixie Witch.
I hope you guys enjoy this recipe. This is my first article with you and I’d love to hear from you guys so please leave me a comment and tell me what ya think. Blessed Be!
About the Author:
Sarah Mascorro AKA Pixie Witch. I’m 45 years young and have been married to my soul mate for 27 plus year. We have 2 boys and live in good ole California. I was actually born in England but came to the states when I was 5.
I’m Pagan/Wiccan and have been practicing over 10 years now. I always knew I was different but didn’t figure it out till 2008, that’s when I came out of the broom closet. I’m a Witch and I’m proud of it. When I say different I mean I just didn’t fit in with what others did or believed in. I’m sure you all totally understand that feeling. Now I know though I’m not different, I’m me and there are so many others like me.
I hold rituals at my house with my circle for each Sabbat and we do a lot of witch crafts together. I love to do all types of crafts not just witchy like I make dream catchers, wood burn, make soaps and bath salts. I love to cross stitch and make latch hook rugs. I have a small page on Facebook that I sell my goodies. You can FIND THEM HERE at Pixiewitchcorner.
I love to cook and bake. My mother was a great cook & I picked up her talent. I love to make my own fun recipes and add some magick to them. I mean cooking is magickal right so why not add a little extra to it. I started a Kitchen Witch Group on Facebook over 4 years ago. If your on FB come check it out.
I love to spend my time with my hubby & boys. We love to be out in nature especially the beach & the forest. I belong in the forest, I guess all pixie’s do hee hee. My friends call me Pixie due to my size I’m 5’1 and barely 100 pounds with really long red and silver hair hee hee.
I collect stones like hag stones, labradorite, amethysts, quartz etc… I also collect witch statues, Goddess statues, owls, crows and the Moon. Oh & sea glass I cant forget that. Do tattoos count? If so I have over a 100 of them I’m about 80% covered.
Another hobby is photography. I love taking pictures of nature such as flowers, animals, trees, mountains, the ocean and my favorite of all the Moon.
I love to unwind two ways one is with a great book, usually witchy or paranormal ones catch my attention the most. I do read & research a lot about the human body and diseases due to my families rare health issues. The other is going outside under the stars and Moon. What a great way to end the day looking up at the dark beautiful sky.
That’s pretty much it, you see what you get hee hee. You either love me or hate me. Hopefully you all will love me haha.