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Anyone for tea and scones?

With all the recent goings on with my trip to the UK and really any time I travel abroad, I immerse myself in the local customs and traditions. I want to taste what is considered the quintessential cuisine of that country, and even as far as a village's own specialty.

When I was at Dalemain Mansion for the Marmalade Awards this past March I imbibed in afternoon tea and scones. By the way, I'm told the correct pronunciation of the "o" sounds like gone not stone. Anyway, the occasional snow flurries were becoming more of a constant stream of wind and ice so ducking in for a hot cup of tea with those warm, comforting scones looked preeeeetty darn good.

And they were divine.

When I returned home I wanted to try and replicate the experience somewhat by making classic English scones and stumbled upon Fortnum & Mason's scones recipe. They sure look to be as traditional as it gets. Not that I'm an expert by any stretch of the imagination but for a company that…

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