moriartea party

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So the Moriartea Party was a tremendous success, to nobody’s surprise. 8DDD ALREADY WISHING FOR ANOTHER. YOU GUYS BETTER GET ON THIS

(re: cara & jackie playing death frisbee: I WAS NOT TRYING TO UPSKIRT YOU CARA 8’“’‘DDD

also about the scribble, John looks really tiny compared to Sherlock. I think I do that instinctively. OTL)

Jennally's Scone Recipe - You asked and I answered

So I was asked for the recipe for my scones again yesterday by more than a handful of people.  I believe that warrants a new post for it, yes?  Even though I posted them last time- here goes.  Eventually I’ll work up a step by step or do a video of making them just so you can see the process and not overwork the dough c: I think that might be the most important party.  Are we good and ready?  It’s not as hard as you think it is, I promise!

Ingredients :

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter - chilled and cut in pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup of light cream or half an half
  • Anything you would like to add into the scones (cranberries, dried fruit, chocolate or cinnamon chips. You’ll only need about a handful a batch!)

Now, here’s the part where I tell you the important thing.  You need to make sure that butter is cold. I don’t mean let it sit out for ten minutes and then put it in.  The colder you can get it, the better! I suggest cutting it into squares before gathering up the rest of your ingredients and setting the little bowl in the fridge again.  That way you can just grab it and go.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400. Make sure your butter is cut into cubes and in the fridge while you gather your other things.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a medium mixing bowl.  Stir it all together with a fork or whisk.
  3. Take your nice, cold, cubed butter out of the cold bowl in the fridge and dump it in.  Use a pastry blender, a fork, or just your fingers to ‘cut’ the butter in.  Basically you’re mixing it up until the butter is in there in clumps but evenly spread clumps.  You don’t want it to look like a batter but more like a crumbly mess. That’s fine.
  4. In a small bowl- whisk together an egg and the light cream/half and half.  Add to the dry mixture and stir until just moistened.  It might still be a little crumbly and falling apart but that is OKAY.
  5. Spread some flour out on the table or counter you’re working on and roll the dough onto it.  Then knead it a couple of times just to make sure it’s well mixed. Don’t do it more than ten times.  It’s okay if it’s still falling apart on you.
  6. If you wanted to add something into your scones, do it here. Then knead it maybe another three or four times.
  7. Roll the dough to about an inch thick or so and cut out your shapes. The recipe I used called for three inch rounds, but what I did was take a small glass from the cupboard and put flour in the rim just to use it as a cookie cutter.  Then I cut them in half.
  8. Set them about an inch or so apart on the baking pan. They don’t expand much, just rise. Brush some of the cream over them and sprinkle with sugar.
  9. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or just until the edges are turning golden. 

c: Pretty easy, right?  I’ll post a step-by-step with pictures eventually but the things you should know is that the dough is going to stick to your fingers no matter how much flour you put on your hands. Not a big deal but before adding in anything you’d like into these scones, sprinkle flour on your hands and rub them together before kneading again.  It should take care of most of it!  Again, if you have any questions about the recipe, drop it in my ask box and I’ll do my best to explain!

Also- I used Orange flavored dried cranberries in my scones for the party. I got them at Trader Joe’s!

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GUYS THE TEA PARTY WAS JUST THE BEST THING EVER! It was so much fun and felt so relaxed… it was just an awesome day in the park with a bunch of awesome new friends!

Thank you so much to everyone that came out, and brought lots of snacks and goodies… oh my gosh I feel so fat now. We really are just the best fandom ever. I hope you all had lots of fun! I’ll try to plan something like this again, considering how well it went!

And here is the list of tumblr names I got from everyone! So go add each other and we can all be BFF *w*

Shivana | Ethan | Jackie | Megan | Mayky | Alyssa | Lydia | Ivy | Claire | Rachel | Jennifer | Allison | Ashley Love | Raven | Lauren | Jesse | Arekay | Ren | Mia | Jessica | Veronica | Katie | Patricia | Kristi | Rebecca | vintageandnostalgic | cardinal-bitchface (oh my goodness I am sorry I am a terrible person and don’t remember your names! I’m still exhausted and my head is still reeling)

If I missed someone please let me know! It was so great to meet so many of you! And now you all know what an awkward ass I am in person U/////U

Atlanta Sherlockians!
  • So hey Atlanta Sherlockians
  • We want to do another tea party/meet up for Sherlock Week
  • but it’s getting to be a bit too hot to do one in a park
  • So we might have to pay to have it in an event/party space somewhere
  • I’m going to email Doctor Bombay’s again, see if they can serve some of the blends from Adagio, and how many people their space can hold
  • but if we do something like that, we’ll have to charge people like $5 or $10 to come D:
  • But the food there is SO GOOD
  • And it’s SO CUTE
  • But anyway, if people are willing to pay to go, I will set up a raffle, so that everyone that attends has a chance to win prizes. Off the top of my head I have copies of the BBC editions of a couple of the ACD books, the Frankenstein Soundtrack, teapots/mugs, and of course Original art that I can raffle off. Plus a lot of stickers I can give away to everyone that comes.
  • But I need to know if there’s interest!
  • It would probably happen August 4th or 11th, which isn’t a lot of heads up, but…. we’ll see.
  • PLEASE respond to this if interested, and help signal boost!