Like many people during the referendum campaign when I am confronted by someone asking for my view on the great issue of the day I say, “It’s pronounced scone” and wander off in the opposite direction. However, it appears that this view is controversial with many campaigners arguing that I should not be in favour of “scone” but should prefer the pronunciation “scone” instead.
I am about to enjoy blue cheese & pear scones with elderberry wine.
— EdinburghEye (@EyeEdinburgh) November 24, 2012
@eyeedinburgh That sounds amazing. Do you have a recipe?
— Jennie Kermode (@jennie_kermode) November 24, 2012
Ingredients: about 150g of soft blue cheese, about a cup of self-raising wholemeal flour, an egg, and a large brown Conference pear.
Quarter the pear and remove the core. (I didn’t peel it: in my general experience the peel of a soft ripe pear isn’t noticeable in baked goods.)
Work together the cheese and the flour to make soft crumbs.
Slice the pear quarters into small pieces, add to the cheese/flour crumbs.
Beat the egg into the pear/cheese/flour mix. If the scone mix isn’t wet enough, add a little more water or milk.
Bake in a hot oven till nicely browned. Probably about twenty minutes. Pronounced “scone”.
Eat with wine.
@eyeedinburgh NOM! Sounds delish
— Kim Blake (@PsychoticLynx) November 24, 2012