Over the weekend was my birthday, and one of the foods I really enjoy are pumpkin scones. Now, although pumpkin scone recipes are not hard to come by, good recipes seem to be few and far between, if you can find them at all. Debbie and Beth made pumpkin scones for me that were superb fresh out of the oven, but they had to tweak the recipe to make it work properly. The conclusion we all reached, between bites of hot buttered scones, is that all the little-old-lady recipes have been sabotaged in some way, misreporting an amount of one ingredient, overstating the cooking time or some other fudge-factor, and all this in order to make sure "nobody makes scones quite as good as Mrs Whoever". Just think about that.
Mokalus of Borg
PS - It may not be a coordinated conspiracy, but that doesn't make it unreal.
PPS - One day we may weep for the lost knowledge of scone-baking.