Teashop Girls book series in a past blog. The books are a bit young for Eleanor now, but we both still enjoy them, in part because they are nice stories and in part because it takes place in Madison.
The second one has quite a few recipes in it. I always like a novel with recipes!
Parmesan Berry Scones:
2 c flour
1 T baking powder
1/2 c sugar
1/2 t salt (I omitted)
3 T cold butter
2/3 c buttermilk ( I used skim milk with a squirt of lemon juice in it)
1 c grated Parmesan cheese
1 c stawberries
1/2 t secret ingredient ( I assume it's tea, I omitted)
1/4 whole milk (I omitted this as well) for brushing the top before baking
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix dry ingredients together first then cut in butter. Stir in one beaten egg and add cheese and berries. Slowly add buttermilk to form a thick dough. Knead and roll to 1" thickness and cut into triangles or rounds. Place each on greased cookie sheet (I used silpat) and bake for 12-15 minutes.
This is a nice combination of flavors....not too sweet. We have made quite a few of the scone recipes from the book (Eleanor has been really into baking scones), and this is our favorite.