I was girding my loins for a "scones are not cake" tirade (well, I say tirade, more of a paper-thin-excuse-to-wax-mightily-on-the-delights-of-scones...ade), when I found the stale scones apparently go hard (being a scone fan, it's been a good long time since any scone within reach has had the chance).
This means, of course, that they are cakes, and not biscuits. Hurrah for scone-cakes!
I did wonder if scones were cakes, but the box came from Miss Cranstons Tearoom in Glasgow, and I figured if they were labeling the box "CAKE - FRAGILE - THIS END UP", they knew what they were talking about.
I would argue that scones are a bread, not a cake as they're leavened with baking soda, not eggs.
Although, were I to argue thus in the presence of scones it might come out as 'mmmfl mmmffl' due to mouthful of scone.
Scones are too delicious for words. And very nearly rhyme with 'nom'.
Edited at 2011-03-28 08:49 pm (UTC)
I bought clotted cream on the way to work. I attempted to bring up the "jam first or cream first" debate with my work colleagues as we consumed the scones. Their answers, curiously enough, were rather 'mmmfl mmmfl'-ish.
How lovely! What was the occasion?
I have no idea. There was no return address, neither was there a gift message inside. Surprise cake!
Man, clotted cream is the best. I had some in HK with scones when the 'rents and I went out for afternoon tea.
Also, one of the scones contains a deadly poison.
It's a good thing I shared them, then. I only had one out of the six. Scone roulette!
Oh goodness, I need a scone fix now. Deluxe has good orange-vanilla-date scones, but that's all the way into town. I should visit Martha's Pantry some day, too, they have proper tea shop hours. There's a place I saw cheese scones at, but I'm blanking now... argh!
My favourites are the plain scones. I like them because they do what a scone does best: provide a delivery mechanism for clotted cream & jam without interfering with their flavour.
Perhaps you have a secret admirer, hoping to woo you through your weakness for tea and cakes?
Possibly, although I suspect it's more likely a thank-you from some person or organisation for whom I did outreach during Science & Engineering Week.
(Although tea and cakes would indeed be a very good way of wooing me.)
I know what this is for - let me know if you feel like finding out :) Or not, if you prefer the mystery.
Scone envy. Mmm, scones.
Ooh, no, please don't tell me. I like guessing. :D
I brought clotted cream to work today and my labmates & I ate the scones before a meeting. I say "ate" but it was more like "inhaled". Yum.
How lovely, scones and jam :-D mmmm and tea... I agree nothing is better than cake. One day I would like to receive a cake in the shape of a tardis with a little doctor action figure. I'm not sure how I want it to be delivered, I'll have to come up with something cool.
Well, the best way would be for it to be delivered by the Doctor in the Tardis, I reckon!