I love a scone. Lavishly spread with clotted cream and jam (Devon or Cornish preferences, you decide), it’s the perfect teatime accompaniment. You’d be hard-pushed to find someone that doesn’t love this great British tradition.
I’ve made scones a few times and they’ve turned out well, but I’m very much a traditionalist when it comes to baking them; not out of trying to be conventional but because I’m scared the end result will be disastrous. Sconnoisseur have a sense of adventure though, with currently 10 different scone flavours – both sweet and savoury – to whet your appetite.
The gift box makes it feel really special, I almost felt like I needed to do an Apple-style unboxing. Inside was nestled four scones (2 white chocolate & raspberry and 2 rose water, although normally you’d just get one flavour of your choice), a jar of clotted cream, some blackcurrant and raspberry jams and two rose tea bags.Note how they have a little S dusted on the top – love this, and it survived like this in the box through the post!
These scones would make a lovely gift when you want to give something a bit different, a bit luxurious, a bit indulgent. But also, quite a perfect present instead of flowers, when you don’t know someone well enough to know their style.
I had to be very patient since they arrived in the office, then had to wait until I’d photographed them at home to taste them. Both of the flavours were really good; the blackcurrant jam went especially well with the rosewater but I think that the white chocolate & raspberry just had the edge for me, especially with an extra helping of raspberry jam on top, but only because I love chocolate so much! Mr LTT really liked the rose water ones. Yes, he did eat one and realise how much he loves scones and missed butter (he paid for it later, I told him not to have clotted cream).
I think the only thing about these scones was that I felt that maybe the texture could have been better – the crumb wasn’t short enough/dry enough for me, a little bit cakey. That might have been due to being plastic wrapped in the box to prevent them going stale of course, which is no bad thing. Scones have a limited shelf life, so your recipient would need to eat them right away. To be honest, that isn’t hard…
A Sconnoisseur box with jam, clotted cream and tea costs £23.99 and you can order Sconnoisseur online.
Disclosure: I was sent these to review but my reviews are independent.