Oh the scones I’ve known

Some American “scones” may be delicious in their own way, but they aren’t scones. Now that we’ve got that clear, let’s move on.

Scone + clotted cream + strawberry jam.

I had at least one a day. The scones they made at the restaurant across from the gift shop were seriously good. I had one or two there, but more often than not we would get them to go so we could sit out in “our” garden. This would mean that I was eating them at 5:30 pm most evenings, but hey, when the sun doesn’t disappear until almost 10, why not?

Absolutely perfect. If I do say so myself.
At the cafe for this cuppa. I should say that I’m not much of a tea drinker, but when accompanying a scone, it kind of hits the spot.
At 5:30 each night, after everyone else is gone, the living room door opens out onto the White Garden, we emerge, and it’s time for (late) afternoon tea.
Our table in the White Garden. After a few days John preferred beer and crisps over scones and tea.
One evening this little guy came to visit.
At the end of the trip, the scones in the BA business class lounge were pretty awful. The scone itself might have been okay, but the industrial strength strawberry jam was almost entirely without taste. Interestingly, the scone BA gave us on the plane was delicious.
Not my last scone of the trip, but I couldn’t leave you with that substandard BA scone.

5 thoughts on “Oh the scones I’ve known

  1. Liz Dexter July 10, 2019 / 3:54 am

    I have to be a bit careful with scones due to the butter (and jam only for me) but I have to say I’m already anticipating with joy the ones in our rented cottage in Cornwall that will be waiting for us in September!


  2. Nadia July 10, 2019 / 8:47 am

    Scones are amazing! When I lived in England I would them all the time. Clotted cream and strawberry jam on a scone – oh, my! The ones in your photos look delicious!! I make them here in the states, but honestly, they can’t compare to the ones I used to devour :) Thanks for sharing this!!


  3. Desperate Reader July 11, 2019 / 7:41 am

    The blueberry muffin I was eating when I opened this post has turned to ash in my mouth (rescued a bit by the BA scone).


  4. TravellinPenguin July 11, 2019 / 9:16 pm

    When you visit Tasmania I’ll be able to find very good scones for you.


  5. Susan in TX July 12, 2019 / 6:55 pm

    I’ve never had an authentic scone, but I’m ready whenever the opportunity arises.


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