Monday, 12 July 2010

The Pumpkin Scone Conspiracy

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.


Erin Marie said...

Lemonade instead of milk - that's what my grandmother used to use and they never fail.

Hope you had a great birthday! I was thinking of you, even if I was slack on the messages. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend.


Charles said...

Happy birthday chap.

ever had the starbucks pumpkin scones? don't. they are like a lump of frosting with pumpkin flavoring.... pure sugary grossness.


John said...

@Erin: Deb and Beth added more flour than was called for, but I'm sworn to secrecy on the exact amount. They're continuing the conspiracy with great enthusiasm.

@Charles: Thanks for the warning about Starbucks. I'll know where not to go if I get a craving.