Brace yourself, tea time is coming…
While baking trends continue to change at a dizzying pace, with jazzy new creations such as ‘gravity defying’ cakes, ‘loaded’ drip cakes and even ‘raw’ cakes it is nice to know that the humble scone will always remain a constant tea time favourite.
HOWEVER that is not the say that the scone has been left behind in the fast changing baking world. The other day I stopped to ogle the window display at the Bluebird café in Edinburgh where they sell an array of different scone varieties including maple bacon, blueberry and lemon curd, peanut butter, banoffee and even jaffa cake. While the concept of a jaffa cake scone is something that would make my grandmother and even mother wince, I was in awe.
While my Cranberry and Coconut and Chocolate and Banana scones may not be as zany as some of the Bluebird’s creations, I hope they do a good job at showing that scones don’t always need to be just plain or fruit.
p.s. If you don’t watch Game of Thrones, you should. It’s very good.