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.