A while back, I published my most popular post ever – it was called Introducing… Scone Watch and it was basically a cunning plan which involved visiting nice cafes, eating scones and writing about them.
I haven’t done nearly as much scone eating since then as I had hoped but –breaking news – I have found an excellent scone which richly deserves a mention.
This magnificent beast of a scone can be found at the National Museum of Scotland. The museum has two cafes which serve these – the Brasserie at ground level or the Balcony. Do yourself a favour and go to the Balcony – all light and air and lovely Victorian ironwork railings.
Normal museum opening hours apply but don’t go too early as the scones are baked on the premises and once I had to have a plain one as – gasp – the sultana scones were still in the oven. (I had gone pretty much when the museum opened at 10am, presumably one of those emergency scone scenarios.)
Now, they are rather expensive however, these scones are fabulous – crumbly and light inside, just the right amount of crunch to the outsides, plenty of sultanas. They are also HUGE. More a meal than a scone, in fact.
This was a very good thing as I visited with the Youngest, who at two, is already a keen scone eater and she can be just as assertive as her mother if something gets between her and a scone.