But we're here for the scones
- preceded by a little light lunch.
Within moments, the table will be set with fine china and silverware, a pot of fragrant tea, sandwiches cut into triangles, a small cake, and two scones
. There are generally three kinds of sandwiches: tomato and egg salad, tuna, and ham.
This year, bakers are being asked to make their best fruit scone
to be in with a chance of winning a bespoke plate which has been designed and made by Wendy Kershaw, a ceramicist who lives in Lochwinnoch.
It may have taken me a couple of trans-Atlantic flights, several years and lots of baking to get here, but this scone
recipe is a perfect taste of England.
One person has created a fantastic map that illustrates the ongoing divide over the issue, tracking the spots where people say scone
to rhyme with 'bone' and those who say scone
to rhyme with 'gone'.
This recipe for tattie scones
concludes our four-week brunch series.
Choose between afternoon tea, which involves sandwiches, scones
, fresh cakes and pastries, and your choice of teas, infusions or coffee, or high tea, to which you can add a selection of warm savoury pastries.
Dip a 6cm cutter into flour then cut out about 18 scones
. You want to use one swift motion when cutting, they say it helps the scones
I can't get enough of the deep, dark flavour of treacle and even enjoy a little extra poured over the scone
Cleveland Tontine, Saddlebridge, Northallerton This renowned spot features finger sandwiches, a savoury scone
or turnover, a sweet scone
, a selection of sweet treats, and tea or coffee.
Mixed with ginger, they're an essential element of Chinese and Thai cooking, but for something altogether more British, try this recipe Cheese & spring onion scones
MAKES 6-8 | Preheat the oven to 200degC/Gas 6 and line a baking tray with baking parchment.
208 kcals * fat 7g * saturates 5g * carbs 30g * sugars 1g * fibre 1g * protein 5g * salt 0.7g