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Credit: Simply Splendid Victorian Afternoon Teas

Credit: Simply Splendid Victorian Afternoon Teas

Afternoon tea without a scone and a dollop of Devon Clotted Cream is an aberration. Wouldn’t you agree?

And we know that recently scones have come in assorted shapes and designer flavours – to whit: Bacon and maple syrup scones. Would Queen Victoria – the ‘it’ girl of afternoon tea –  be amused? We think not.

Scone recipes are myriad but the classic scone – the Proper English Scone – can only follow one recipe to produce round, tallish scones with an interior that is like a  bread-cake with a tender crumb and a toasted crust.

To consider also: the ingredients and the technique which produce this Very Proper English Scone. More on both in a later blog posting.