I'm starting a series of homeschool recipe days which currently has an English themed due to my dual citizenship and the girl's grandmother being from England. The girls are enjoying selecting a recipe and then making it. We have tried egg salad and chicken salad tea sandwiches, pork pies, strawberry scones and now English cream tea cakes minus the clopped cream. So far, most have been a hit except the little tea sandwiches so I wonder how bangers and mash will go over. This morning, we started our day making the tea cakes and setting up for our little tea party. We also utilized our complimentary Prosperity Cinnamon compliments of World Vision.
Danielle is definitely in her element and is loving the idea of the Jane Austen/Regency period so she must get dressed up to include the traditional English type hat.
Jamie skips the formalities and just participates but was quite pleased with her recipe choice. She also liked this recipe since we were using a product that will raise awareness about giving back. The girls have a non-profit that delivers items to children with epilepsy and/or asthma so giving back is huge in our house.
Our recipe addition was our complimentary prosperity cinnamon we received from World Vision. This world renowned sweet cinnamon from Vietnam is collected from the Cassia tree. The villagers carve these beautiful boxes out of cinnamon bark and it contains 3 ounces of cinnamon. The symbol on the box is the Asian character for prosperity.
It's simply beautiful and a magnificent gift for those the have a love in the kitchen or Asian art. If you have not heard about World Vision, they have a Christmas edition that is released every year with beautiful, unique and handmade gifts that are available to purchase in exchange for fighting poverty across the world. The World Vision's Gift Catalog provides over 100 different ways to improve the lives of children through clean water, food, medicine, education, job training and small business loans. There are many gifting options as well that includes helping those in the United States from giving food, backpacks with school supplies to disaster relief. There are so many options to make a difference and give back from the smallest token at $20 to the very large gift donation of $39,000.
Our recipe was very easy:
1 cup of butter
3/4 cup of sugar
2 1/4 cups of flour
4 tablespoons of Bird's Custard Powder 300g
Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350
Beat butter and sugar until very soft. Add beaten egg, custard powder, flour and salt.
Knead on a floured surface.
Roll out and cut with a plain biscuit cutter.
Bake for 10 minutes or until a pale brown.
Add clotted cream or rasberry jam. I had neither one so I just mixed powder sugar and almond extract together for a slight sweetened taste.
The girls had a lot of fun with their tea party once again.
One winner will receive the same gift I received. A World Vision Prosperity Cinnamon Box valued at $85.
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World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide.
Some World Vision Gift Catalog Facts:
- The 2014 Christmas season marks the 19th annual edition of the World Vision Gift Catalog.
- More than 100 meaningful gifts ranging in prices from $16 to $39,000 are available.
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- More than 30 gifts are in the catalog at $35 or less
- Donors can choose to have a card sent in honor of a loved one.