I decided that I would give scones another go, and picked a recipe book at random from my collection - Maw Broon's Cookbook. Of course this Scottish stalwart had a recipe for scones - and it worked! Yeah!
The scones look a bit rough, probably because I wasn't expecting them to be a success and didn't take much care in presentation, but they actually turned out edible! Crumbly and delish with lashings of butter.
Chose a vintage plate (charity shop find) at random to put them on and found out that it had a Scottish connection too - made by Haviland, France for McDougall & Sons in Glasgow.
The Broons are a Scottish cartoon strip family made famous in the Sunday Post newspaper published by D C Thomson. My Dad used to read my brother and I the cartoon, with all the different voices on Sunday evening at bed time and we used to get the Broons or Oor Wullie annual at Christmas. I bought them for my sons too. Love the older cartoon characters. I've noticed recently that they have tried to update them - do not like that at all! This is how the characters I love look.
|The Broons D C Thomson|