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Scone obsessive Sarah Cleland has gathered 50 scone recipes from National Trust experts around the country, and has written a quirky guide to 50 National Trust places to delight and entertain you while you bake or eat those blissful treats. Eccentric owners, strange treasures, obscure facts—it's all here. Whip up a Triple Chocolate Scone while you read about the mechanical elephants at Waddeston Manor, savor an Apple & Cinnamon Scone while you absorb the dramatic love life of Henry Cecil of Hanbury Hall, or marvel at a Ightham Mote's Grade 1 listed dog kennel while you savor a Cheese, Spring Onion and Bacon Scone. 50 of the best scones in history and 50 of the best places to read about—you’ll never need to leave the kitchen again. Includes dual measures.
|Publisher:||National Trust, Aylesbury|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.70(d)|
About the Author
Sarah Clelland has visited over 100 National Trust properties in search of the perfect scone. She reviews every property and its scones on her blog, National Trust Scones.
Table of Contents
Principles of Scones 8
The Classics 10
Sweet Scones 18
Chocolate Scones 44
Savoury Scones 56
Fruity Scones 84
Festive Scones 112
Index of Properties 124
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a fun little book! My daughters love having tea parties, and they love scones–whether it’s for a tea party, or just a snack or even an accompaniment for dinner. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed this book. Every kind of scone you can imagine! I started with the Singing Hinnies. They’re quick and easy to make, and kids love hearing them ‘sing’ on the griddle. They’re quite delicious, as well. I enjoy the savoury scones probably better than the sweet, though some of my kids definitely prefer sweet. That’s the great thing about this book–it has a great variety of both. For the savoury lovers, try the Ploughman’s Scones or Welsh Cheese and Herb Scones. Cheese, Spring Onion and Bacon Breakfast Scones are a great alternative to your “normal” breakfast. If sweet scones are your favorite, there’s everything from chocolate varieties to fruits, honey and more. I have yet to try a National Trust cookbook that I didn’t fall in love with, and this one is no different. It is utterly delightful and so much fun to cook from. I highly recommend it. I received a copy of this book from IPG for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.