It’s hard to believe that I’ve lived in Cornwall for over two years, but until recently I’d never made a scone. My excuse is that living in a place where every other shop is a tea room where you can buy cream teas all day, every day has made me lazy in the scone-making department. (My absolute favourite place to indulge in a cream tea is De Wynn’s on Falmouth’s main shopping street, do pop in if you get the chance!) But I was spurred on by the fantastic BBC show The Great British Bake Off which pitted bakers against each other to find Britain’s best amateur baker. I knew the programme was going to become a favourite when a man in the first episode cried over his sunken marmalade tea loaf – classic! The addition of Mel and Sue as presenters sealed the deal.
So I followed the silver fox Paul Hollywood’s scone recipe from the programme’s website and here’s the result:
Pretty darn tasty they were, but I think there’ll have to be a lot more batches baked until I get it exactly right.
(By the way, I know the scone on the right looks like it’s got egg oozing from it, but it was mango sauce which is all together more appetising).