It's a very British tradition.
Made the savoury variety, pretty damn good. I think you've tipped me over into "buying a kitchen scale" territory. I have such little counter space, I'll need to look for a scale that can take a bit of a beating, having to be moved off the counter after each use.
Ta, Nicola. Should I happen to veganize this recipe, I'll let you know.
Where does one purchase clotted cream in the USA? Is there a recipe for making that at home?
Not sure i'd want cucumbers on a biscuit.
Looks scrumptious. When I get back home I look forward to making them.
Yeah, that's the issue with a lot of houses in the area...
I've never had much luck making clotted cream. I may try again now. BUT this is something I use instead, although I know it doesn't taste like clotted cream (and keeps the cholesterol level up nicely):
3 oz cream cheese
1 C heavy cream
1/2 t lemon peel
1 T lemon juice
1/4 C powdered sugar
Beat cream cheese and cream together until creamy. Add other ingredients. Enjoy.
This is versatile - you can use it to frost a cake or as a filling for pastries or mix it with other ingredients (I add lemon curd to it and use it in a cake roll).
Just a thought....
Also, how many people pronounce "scone" to rhyme with 'stone' or 'dawn'?
Nice recipes! Mrs.Zap just started making regular old scones and they're great too. "Yes, us English stole them from Scotland — we tend to do that a lot." Aye lassie.
Neds more cedar cheese.
I dream of scones and clotted cream. I was at Tea & Sympathy in Greenwich Village far too often to be healthy when I lived in nY
My mother and her mother, both dedicated and expert scone bakers, also produced excellent date scones and sultana scones. Naturally Australian supermarkets have fucked them up by making chocolate scones, to go with chocolate muffins and chocolate hot cross buns.
BTW rubbing the butter into the flour is not recommended for people who get cramps! Takes me hours to get my thumb working properly again.
This is exciting! Thank you! I can hardly wait until my new stove goes in and I can use an oven again.
My mother made the best buttermilk biscuits ever. The best was when we had them with homemade pear preserves.
if anyone here reads my notes I just posted a phot of one possibility for the bouquet for my nieces wedding. I am doing all the flowers.
I would love some feedback as to what people like/dont like/ would add/take away etc
Ha. Grandma's scones sound like a Cardiologist's Nightmare. Yum.