Welcome back to Tea With Me and Friends.
Today we would like to share with you some of our favourite scones we have enjoyed since we started our afternoon tea adventures. To us a scone should be light and fluffy, but have a lovely crunchy exterior and should most definitely be served warm. And if they say they are fruit scones.....then they should contain more than one raisin!! Finally they should be eaten with clotted cream and a preserve or curd...we're not fussy about which as you'll see from our choices below.
Lorna's favourite scone was one she has enjoyed fairly recently when we visited the Lancaster London hotel....the scones were traditional and perfectly sized, they were light and fluffy in the middle with a wonderful crust and went particularly well with their house-made marmalade and clotted cream...
|Lorna enjoying a scone at the Lancaster London|
|A better look at those scrummy scones|
While I rather enjoyed the less traditional scones that Pastry Chef Ji Sun Shin has on offer at the Ampersand Hotel which contain white chocolate....
|White chocolate scones at Ampersand Hotel|
White chocolate is my least favourite type of chocolate, however it adds a creamy dimension to these light scones and goes really well with the strawberry preserve on offer.
The Rosewood Hotel served up some rather scrummy warm scones....
|Warm, light and fluffy scones at the Rosewood|
We enjoyed these cute little scones with zingy lemon curd.
We also had a citrus experience at The Athenaeum hotel when we took Kirsty there for her Birthday, as they served both fruit scones and orange flavoured scones....
|Orange scones at The Athenaeum hotel|
Finally do you remember those amazing mini scones served at the Chocolate Teapot in Esher....
Sadly the Chocolate Teapot has now closed, but I am so pleased I had the opportunity to enjoy these little mouthfuls!
So, where have you enjoyed your favourite scone and what makes the perfect scone for you.....get in touch and let us know!
Thanks for popping by today,