Today we will be talking about quite a serious topic:
What is a scone, you might ask?
A scone is the perfect Sunday afternoon tea time treat.
It is a little bit of heaven in your mouth.
It is the Yin to your cup of tea’s Yang.
It is perfection!
A scone can be described as a baked good made of flour, baking powder and other goodies. It is laid out on wax paper, glazed with egg wash, perfectly baked and ready to enjoy in minutes (usually around 15 minutes).
What makes this topic so serious is not necessarily the scone itself, but rather what goes on it.
Traditional condiments include clotted cream, lemon curd, jams and marmalade.
All good up to here, but what now?
What follows next is the very technical application of the condiments to your scone.
There are two optional techniques to follow:
The Cornish method
With this method, the scone is split in two, spread with strawberry jam and topped with a spoonful of clotted cream.
With this method, the scone is split in two, covered with clotted cream and strawberry jam is placed on top.
Please note that this is a very serious decision and not one to be taken lightly. Please also note that butter is never an element to be introduced to scones, as they are allergic, and you will be sent to scone jail.
The topic of what comes first, the cream or the jam, is one debated by many.
At the end of the day, whether you choose to go with the Devonian or Cornish method, the truly wonderful experience of enjoying a scone at tea time is what makes life worth living for!