Scones of the week

The past week has been a very good one for scones.

(I confess, most weeks are good for scones, the scone being pretty much a daily occurrence in my life.)

The first one I have a picture of was devoured in the wonderful Loch Leven’s Larder, after this delicious chickpea salad:

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Following the chickpeas was a truly first class, decent sized blueberry and vanilla taste sensation:

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The chum I was having lunch with also had a scone, opting for the dried fruit sort, served not only with jam and butter, but cream to boot (all of which disappeared very swiftly):

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A couple of days later I had another decent sized, tip-top scone while working in the A K Bell Library cafe. It was of the treacle variety:

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Yesterday I had a golden raisin scone (home produced):

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And today, in honour of my sister coming for lunch, a batch of cheese and poppy seed scones appeared:

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This is not the full complement of scones devoured in the past week, but unfortunately I don’t have a photograph of the pear and walnut or the sultana scones. They are, nonetheless, happy memories.

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46 thoughts on “Scones of the week

  1. Now I’m hungry!

  2. The blueberry and vanilla for me please, Lorna. And just maybe a savoury cheese one for later :) Enjoy your weekend. Hope it’s not too wet and windy up there.

  3. Those all look so gorgeous! I made some scones myself this week, because I wanted a cake in a hurry, with not many ingredients to hand, and scones fitted the bill. There’s something so comforting about a fluffy scone straight from the oven. Pear and walnut sounds good, too!

    • Thanks Jo, I’m delighted to hear you’ve been indulging in a scone or two yourself. Their speed of making and baking is one of the things I like about them. Pear and walnut was a successful combination, but the great thing with scones is you can put pretty much anything in them.

  4. Scones are extremely delicious and with tea, wow! so good. your mention of AK Bell Library put me in mind of the last time I was in Scotland and had a snack there … I believe it was a scone and tea. it was a very nice place to have a visit.

  5. It’s not fair! There are no scones in my house just now! What am I to do?

    • I’m very sorry to hear that, it’s a dreadful predicament to be in. Do you ever bake them yourself? They’re quick to do, which is one of their many good points.

  6. They all look delicious but I just love the looks of your cheese and poppy seed scone…bet your sister is thrilled to have those…I love a savory scone with a bit of sweet topping. I thoroughly enjoy scones through your eyes :-)

    • Thanks Linda, that’s an excellent point about the mixing of sweet and savoury. A cheese scone with raspberry jam on it is an absolute delight. I think we all enjoyed the cheese and poppy seed scones, they make a good accompaniment to a bowl of soup on a cold day.

  7. Dear Lorna, the salad looks delicious and the scones very decadent! You got to post recipes with your home made ones.
    I wake up and great treated with your virtual cones… I am heading off to a bakery now :-)
    A

    • Thanks Aparna, I hope you got yourself something nice at the bakery. That salad was a very simple affair but really tasty, I think it had fennel seeds in it which gave it an interesting and memorable flavour. I will post a recipe for the cheese scones some time.

  8. I just experienced a Pavlovian response to the scone pictures and now I simply have to have one. Especially the cheese and poppy seed variety! They look gorgeous.

  9. Those pictures of scones have made me very hungry! Sometimes I will get scones with chocolate chips – I wonder if you have those where you are… ?

    • I don’t remember seeing choc chip scones for sale in tearooms but I have made them myself. They’re not a particular favourite of the delightful assistants so I don’t make them very often, but I like them now and then, especially when they’re hot out of the oven and the little chips are melting. Yum!

  10. I’m reassured that you’re all right after reading this delightful post. Here’s to scones – what a poorer life it would be without them!

    • Thanks David, and hear hear! I couldn’t have put it better myself. I’m glad to have reassured you on the scone front, something would be very wrong if they disappeared from my diet.

  11. I just love libraries with cafes in them, don’t you?! Books and food. Yum yum. :-)

    • I do, Trish, they’re a match made in heaven. The A K Bell in Perth has very good Fairtrade tea and a selection of different types of scone, which makes it the perfect place to sit down with a book or a bit of work.

  12. What a yummy selection of scones! The cheese and poppy seed look like they would melt in your mouth. I do hope your sister enjoyed them. I can only imagine how wonderful the pear and walnut ones were.

    • Thanks Darlene, they seem to be quite popular, those cheese and poppy seed ones. The pear and walnut were particularly good, amongst the best scones I’ve ever made I think. Pear works very well in a scone because it melts so deliciously when warm.

  13. Delicious Lorna! I wish you could bake me a batch of those moreish cheese & poppy seed scones too! I hope all is well in wee Scotland and that your baking frenzies are keeping you warm. They’re certainly keeping me hungry :)

    • I would love to bake you some cheese and poppy seed scones, Alice, although I might be a bit nervous baking for a top chef like yourself. The baking is certainly keeping me cosy in this cold weather, it was below freezing when I got up this morning. Perfect weather for a batch of scones. :-)

  14. Note to self: don’t read Lorna’s blog when you’re hungry. That parade of fluffy scones was eye candy, indeed…particularly your cheese & poppy seed scones. Yum! Now I’m off to rummage up some breakfast!

  15. Those all look very delicious, Lorna! I have been thinking of you recently. This afternoon my husband and I had a chance to leave the city and head for the hills, and I was wondering where the nearest scone and tearoom might be! Have you considered publishing a scone recipe book next?

    • I just read and enjoyed your post, Christine, I’m sure it did you the world of good to get out to Loch Lomond. As for the nearest tearoom I’m not sure, that part of the world isn’t very well known to me. I haven’t considered publishing a scone recipe book but I think it’d be very short: one basic recipe with a list of variations.

  16. I’m thinking of taking a Scone Tour of Scotland…

  17. Cheese and poppy seed scones, a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds. I can’t think of anything better.

  18. Goodness! I don’t think I’ve ever had more than one scone (well maybe two!) in any one week. Not that I wouldn’t love to though given half the chance. That last one looks particularly good. Sounds like you live a wonderful scone-filled lifestyle! :-)

  19. I shouldn’t look at these while waiting for supper…

  20. I like the sound of cheese and poppyseed, also the pear and walnut. Pear, walnut and blue cheese salad is one of my favourite salads.

    • The joy of scones is you can put just about anything into them and have a tasty snack in minutes. That’s a classic salad, all right.

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