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About me and scones

Here is my blog – it’s about scones, which we all know are set to be the new macaroons. In it, the official taster and I will be dropping crumbs all over life’s rich tapestry and trying not to get fat.

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  1. 18, August, 2010 3:25 pm

    I love scones! I thought only the Aussies and NZlanders rhyme scone with gone and not cone.

    • 18, August, 2010 3:40 pm

      In England it’s an eternal debate which depends in part on how posh you are (I can’t remember which is the posh way). Here in Ireland, I had to say ‘scone’ (as in ‘gone’) to somebody three times before they said ‘Oh, scone!’ (as in ‘cone’).

      • 22, September, 2013 3:44 pm

        I saw on another post that you don’t have fresh pumpkins in Ireland. Are you able to buy the canned pumpkin? If you cannot, send me your name and address, and I will mail you a can. I’m serious! I cannot stand the thought of a scone lover being denied a scone due to the inability to obtain certain ingredients!

      • 22, September, 2013 7:17 pm

        Very kind of you and of course I’m tempted to play on your sympathies for a free tin of pumpkin but I now live in London and can get pumpkin delivered to me in bulk from Amazon!

  2. 2, September, 2010 2:18 am

    As an American, I always notice when my Canadian friends say scone as in “gone” but I can’t bring myself! In the end, they’re delicious either way!

  3. 5, September, 2010 8:14 am

    oh my god, your whole blog is about scones.
    🙂 fantastic!

  4. 7, September, 2010 12:08 am

    Beautiful site!

  5. 8, September, 2010 4:43 pm

    I’d be way more into scones than macaroons. Love your blog so far!

  6. 17, September, 2010 10:15 pm

    In America, saying “skawn” is akin to calling that famous French buttery crescent a “kwisson;” correct, but snooty. No matter! It’s all delicious! Who am I to adopt a scone-ful attitude towards a mere pronunciation …

  7. 22, September, 2010 9:14 pm

    Can scones (which ever way you pronounce it) be the new cupcake?

  8. 30, September, 2010 3:25 pm

    Scone as in “gone”! Wiki tells us that is the proper way.. and quotes a John Betjeman poem that pokes fun at people who pronounce it to rhyme with “cone”.
    Just LOVE your blog – I am in the middle of a full blown scone-baking (and eating) obsession! Must bake more!

    • 30, September, 2010 3:46 pm

      They need to be mocked – how else will they learn?

      • 2, October, 2010 12:32 pm

        .. sending a link to your blog to my Canadian friend!

  9. 4, October, 2010 12:22 pm

    hi! love your blog! wow, you know your scones – are in gone 🙂 love the pic in the header…yum!

    • 4, October, 2010 2:04 pm

      Thanks Wynona – can’t take credit for the scones in the header but some day I’ll make some that are worthy of replacing them!

  10. 6, October, 2010 6:13 pm

    I popped on over after you left the post for me about the pumpkin ale in our scones. What a deliciously delightful blog you have here!

  11. vimalaj permalink
    7, October, 2010 5:03 pm

    Being Canadian, I had no idea that saying scaaawn was an option! Now I can impress all my friends with my new word larning!

    Thank you for opening up the world of scones to me! I don’t think I’ve ever made any before… I shall give some of your recipes a try!

    • 7, October, 2010 5:06 pm

      Let me know how you get on. Remarkably, some people pronounce it ‘scone’ as in ‘cone’. Wonders will never cease 🙂

  12. sophfull permalink
    5, November, 2010 8:18 pm

    You have a whole blog on scones! You are an actual hero! Can’t wait to try some of your recipes

    • 10, November, 2010 4:11 pm

      Well I don’t know whether you could call me a hero… oh ok, I’ll allow it!

  13. 14, November, 2010 9:12 am

    I love your blog! Scones for everyone!! 😀

  14. Aimee permalink
    17, November, 2010 6:33 pm

    I admit I say scone to rhyme with cone.
    I would feel stupid saying it any other way because it would sound so off from what everyone here says.

    Here is Boston…where people rhyme the word CORN with “gone”!

  15. Marika permalink
    29, November, 2010 6:39 pm

    Oh my, so many scone recipes to try! I’d better get started…

  16. 29, November, 2010 10:04 pm

    Loving these scones (m0st definitely scone as in gone). Would you mind me adding you to my blogroll (aka Great Foodies)?

  17. 1, December, 2010 4:59 am

    Thanks for dropping by my little blog. I’ll definitely be checking out a few of your recipes. Though I must admit I am rather inept on measurements and which utensils to use but hey if they turn out they turn out! Here in OZ it’s a ‘gone’ scone unless you’re in the company of the snooty, then it’s a ‘cone’ scone.


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