We are back from our holiday to Cornwall and are very well rested. While wandering around I was really struck by the amount of local produce available…even the big supermarket chains seemed to carry an enormous range of local goodies. And then there were the gorgeous independent shops!
Cornwall, and Devon too, are known for a gastronomical experience called Cornish Cream Tea or in Devon, Devonshire Cream Tea. It is a simple tradition involving a nice cup of tea with a scone, jam and cream. Which county had this tradition first is a topic of heated debate between the Cornish and the Devonians but there is an ever so slight difference between the way the two counties execute this ritual. A Devonian will slice the scone and put the cream on first, followed by the jam. The Cornish do the opposite, and put the jam on first and the cream on the top.
The foundations of this recipe have come from my lovely friend Mandy, whose scones are amazing! I love my gluten free food to taste like the wheat/gluten versions and because the flours don’t taste the same or behave the same I have to play around with recipes until I get things just so. A little bit further on, is my tried and tested recipe for gluten free scones.
These are tasty and tasty for all, not just the gluten intolerant! But there are some serious things to consider…will you put jam or cream first? Will you eat each half separately, smothered with jam and cream, or sandwich the top back on? The choice is yours…
I’ve gone for Cornish and sandwiched!
After the baking and all the decision making, all that is left to do is eat and enjoy!
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