I never thought I would be writing a post about scones, but it turns out, I love them! Who knew? So it all started when I arrived in Martha’s Vineyard and was introduced to this cute little general store that is known for their amazing scones. They are so popular and delicious, they usually sell out on a daily basis. I tried one and I was hooked. They were nothing like the dry, hard biscuits that I always imagined them to be. They were crumbly and buttery and perfect. They are best when warmed in the toaster oven and spread with butter or clotted cream, and jam. I also have to drink tea while having them, it just doesn’t feel right without it. I now understand why “cream tea” is a daily ritual in England.
So over the summer I was asked to make scones for a tea party and given an old recipe to use. I have to say I was relieved because there are so many different ways to make a scone: with eggs, without eggs, with buttermilk, or with cream. Thankfully this recipe was perfect and they turned out really well and tasted exactly like those sold at the general store. Now that I have mastered this recipe, I’m looking forward to hosting a few tea parties of my own! You can’t lose with these, try some for yourself!