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Friday, April 1, 2016

Pink Saturday/My BoJon Heritage/Happy Easter/

Happy Pink Saturday to everyone! Please stop by to visit Beverly and all the Pinkies too. Make sure to check out the giveaway at A Simple cottage Life. The button is on my sidebar and the giveway photo belongs to the delightful owner of the blog who is giving away the wonderful items pictured there.

This beautiful photo is a confirmation photo and these two kids were my mom's cousins. Their last name was Krall but I am not sure which two kids they are. I wish they wrote names and dates on more of these old photos. I love their dressy clothes. Being confirmed is still an important part of Catholic  church life.

Look at this array of beautifully painted Easter eggs. You know for Christians  eggs stand for new life and zegec is blessing of the baskets of food.  Velika noc means Great Night. In  sLOVEnia Easter is celebrated with lots of good food including krofi pictured here:

My mom made krofi every holiday and they were so good, I liked to slice one in half and add a piece of ham. Oh my those memories were on my mind.
 I am glad no bunnies were found in our Easter ham!   I am very proud of my BoJon heritage and I am going to find a way so that I can recreate those traditional foods. Living in the high altitude is tricky when baking and especially when baking items that are filled with yeast. My mom baked the lightest loaves of bread but could not create a pie crust for anything! I can not make a pie crust from scratch but if you give me a bread maker I can make a tasty loaf of bread.

Vesele Velokonocne Praznike and in English: Happy Easter! I wish I knew the language my folks were fluent in. But their parents came from Slovenia which formerly were known as Yugoslavia. They were very proud of their heritage.




   Cherry Rose Scones

  Ingredients:

  1. 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  2. ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  3. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. ½ teaspoon salt
  5. ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  6. 1 (3-ounce) package cold cream cheese, cubed
  7. 1 (2-ounce) package dehydrated cherries*, finely chopped
  8. ⅓ cup heavy cream
  9. 1 teaspoon rose water†
  10. ¼ teaspoon cherry extract
  11. ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375˚. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, ½ cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter and cream cheese until mixture is crumbly. Add dehydrated cherries, and stir to combine. Combine cream, rose water, cherry extract, and vanilla extract. Add cream mixture to flour mixture, and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to ¾-inch thickness. Using a 2-inch round cutter, cut scones. Place scones on prepared baking sheets, and sprinkle evenly with remaining sugar. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until light golden brown.
Notes
  1. *For testing purposes our test kitchen used Organic Just Cherries, which can be purchased at specialty-foods stores or at justtomatoes.com.
  2. †Rose water can be purchased at Middle Eastern markets, specialty-foods stores, or at americanspice.com.

The recipe and photo are courtesy of Tea Time the tea loving magazine. I thought that sweet photo would be perfect at Pink Saturday and some of you might like the recipe.  You might like to know that a black tea is best served with these tasty scones.
A little chuckle from Maxine to end today's post. Next week I will share some news about the mother of the groom dress I finally found! Have a terrific weekend.

7 comments:

Pondside said...

These last posts are very interesting, Anne. I had never heard the term BoJon and was amazed to find that it came from the French, Beaux Gens. It makes sense, since people from Slovenia are very good looking!

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Hi Anne! It's been a long time- just stopped by to say hi! xoxo

Peggy Jones said...

I, along with Pondside have never hear the term Bojon. Love to learn something new each day. Thanks for sharing. Love that cartoon.

Sandee said...

Love the old photograph. My sister has all our family treasures and even with the names on the back some of those folks we never met.

Loved all the food. I'm hungry now.

Have a fabulous weekend honey. ♥♥♥

bj said...

I have quite a few of our families olden photos...I don't hang them on the walls as there's no wall space but keep them to pass along to our kids and grands, if they ever want them..lol

Jeanne said...

Hi Anne, I enjoyed reading your post. the vintage photo is darling. I too have photos that do not have anything written on them. Just think with digital photos now days, our families will not even have photos to look at. They will all be on our computers. Scary huh?

I bet your mom's baking and cooking was wonderful. My mom had most of her recipe's in her head. Sigh! The scone recipe sounds so delicious. Thank you for sharing it. It is wonderful to maintain your heritage Anne.

Thanks for the chuckle about trying on clothes. I try to never try on clothes in the store. I am a good judge of what fits and would rather take things back. HA! Can't wait to see your new dress for the wedding.

Have a wonderful week.
Love, jeanne

Betty said...

I have most of the family's old photos. Some have nothing written on the back, but I can't throw them away. My great aunt was in the Ziegfeld Follies and I have her photo album. I wish I knew who the people were. I even pulled some out in case there was something written on the back, but no luck.