Scones are simple to make but Audax encouraged us to make multiple batches and really perfect the technique. This is a wonderful idea and I would have loved to do so, but a little baby is taking priority at the moment. I am just pleased that I managed to make two different versions, photograph them and do a blog post.
For the first batch I followed the host's recipe and directions. It worked very well but honestly, anything tastes good fresh out of the oven and slathered in jam and cream. It was interesting to discover that I consider scones absolutely must be accompanied by a red jam - strawberry, blackberry etc, while Tom considers marmalade or apricot jam to be perfectly acceptable.
|Plain scones with the compulsory cream and strawberry jam|
Thank you to our host Audax, who not only did an amazing job with this challenge, but contributes a huge amount to the Daring Bakers and Daring Cooks every month. Visit his blog to be amazed.
|Flo's pumpkin scones|