Tuesday, 26 March 2013

In Search of the Perfect Scone Recipe

If you live in Britain, then you have to know how to bake scones.  They sound easy to make but they are seriously tricky.  Even the name is tricky.  Some people say scone as in cone...some say scone as in gone.   




The debate continues in Devon and Cornwall, do you put the jam on first and then the clotted cream or is it the other way around?



Should you cut the dough into individual rounds or should it be cut into wedges? 



So this is an appeal to all you scone bakers out there.   Could you please help me find the BEST scone recipe?  I'd love it if you would leave your recipe suggestions and scone baking tips on the comment section of this blog.  



In the mean time, the search goes on for the perfect scone recipe! 

Sorry about the ghastly photos...done on the fly with a flash.  I will do better, I promise!

9 comments:

  1. I have the best scone recipe! I will be posting it some time in april. And for me it's cream then jam :)

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    1. Excellent! I can't wait! I know it will be delicious. : )

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  2. Your scones look lovely. My favourite scone recipe is this one by Delia Smith
    http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/sweet/buttermilk-scones-with-west-country-clotted-cream-and-raspberry-butter.html. I think the buttermik makes them nice and light.
    By the way, I say scone as in 'gone'!

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    1. Thank you for your recommendation. Delia is a legend so I am sure her scones are delicious. I will give them a try! I am sure they will soon be 'gone scones'. ; )

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  3. I would definitely say Scone as in gone and jam then cream. I recently did a blog poll on this and jam then cream was by far and away the most popular method! Your s-gones look really tasty and I like the wedges for something a bit different! I shall definiely look forward to the ultimate scone recipe! :-)

    I haven't really made that many scones so the only tip I've ever heard is to ensure that you don't twist the cutter if you're cutting rounds. Apparently if you cut down and then twist the cutter around it can affect the rise of the scones...but I've no idea if this is true...may be utter nonsense!

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    1. Oh excellent, you have researched the scone controversy. Thanks for the official statistics. I have actually made the 'twisted' scone cutter error and it does affect the scones. They went wonky! : )

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    1. Thank you! They were yummy! Time to bake some more! : )

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  5. Your scones look amazing. I like this search a lot - I look forward to hearing what your 'winner' is! I used Paul Hollywood's recipe but I used plain flour instead of bread flour, and I added chopped cherries. They're ok. The best scones I ever had were at The Connaught Hotel in Mayfair - they were incredible. If you can find the recipe and you're allowed to share it, then do!

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