Converted! Maybe.

Remember this?

Do you remember this or this?

The image you see above as well as the ones you’ll see if you click on the links were created in 2003 when we were living in Washington, DC. I went on a weird rampage against scones. I publicly declared my hatred for them. I just never understood them. They kind of want to be a biscuit. They kind of want to be muffins. And sometimes they kind of want to be cookies. MAKE UP YOUR MIND, SCONES!

Well, I feel that I must fess up to something, Internet. I just ordered a scone from Oren’s in Grand Central. They order them from Balthazar. I ordered an oat scone. I am hesitant to say so, and I feel like a traitor, but I freaking loved that thing.

I ate (and enjoyed) a scone. What’s happening to me?

Edited to Add: raphaelle has given me a challenge. Tonight, I will attempt to bake cranberry oat scones from scratch to test once an for all if I really am a scone converter. I will document the event live from my kitchen. If, for some stupid reason, you (like me) have nothing better to do and are home and bored, please swing by and heckle me. I will start at 7 PM. If Tobyjoe (aka Vagina Man) can swing it, I’ll even throw in some video. (Although, I’m not sure we have what it takes to do that. We have an iSight, but who knows.) Either way, there will be pictures. Stop by!

21 Comments

  1. uh oh. its all the footie youve been watching. next thing, you’ll be drinking milky, sugary teas and smoking 20 fags a day.
    ;)

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  2. so you’re saying…..”they’re an acquired taste.”?

    new sales pitch…………….”if you can’t keep the bread fresh…..scone the hell out of it!”

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  3. haha! Wait, are scones British? Oh dear me. Seriously, what’s up with these things? How did they come about? Were they before muffins? Did they come after muffins? Before biscotti? (sp?) They’re sort of the bastards of breakfast baked goods.

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  4. greg, I feel another poster coming on…

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  5. Yep, scones are British. I hate them.

    And I am gravely disappointed in you, Woman! ;-)

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  6. Maybe it’s a Balthazar thing? I mean they are glorious with their pastry. The jury must still be out on this topic until I try another, less reputable name in scones.

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  7. have you ever heard the term…”long-in-the-tooth” (aging englishman)? scones are the real reason why their gums recede!

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  8. For the record, I am still pro muffin. I’m just not sure I’m militantly anti scone. Let’s vote.

    Muffins or Scones?

    Me? Muffins.

    Muffins = 1
    Scones = 0

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  9. I scoff at scones and muffins.
    BAGELS, baby.
    If it must be a pastry, then chocolate-filled croissant, warmed.

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  10. The next thing you know, you’ll be eating crepes

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  11. i’ll vote….muffins for me………

    well, crepes brings us full circle now doesn’t it. a crepe, also known as a blitse in yiddish and “blintz” or “blintze”in polish austrian/german and “russian – blin” ding ding ding! we have a winner

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  12. The crucial test – do you pronounce it ‘sconn’ or ‘scohne’?

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  13. Uhoh. How do you fine fellers say it? I have been saying “Scohne.” (Long Oh sound. As in “O-Face”.

    My Scone Face.

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  14. If you really want to put the scone/muffin competion to the test- bake some yourself- or find some kitchen loving person to do it.
    with ingredients you like- ie chocolate chip scones are nice and raisin ones are not.

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  15. I agree. Michele loves to bake.

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  16. That’s true. I am a baking machine. So, what should I do tonight? I have mastered the muffin (well, the vegan one). I’ve also destroyed the low carb muffin (Yuk). What type of scone shall I make? How about oat and berry—like the one I had today?

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  17. Alright, tonight I will make cranberry oat scones and I will put a play-by-play on here. I’ll begin at 7:00 PM (give or take a few minutes). Come, watch me fail.

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  18. you need a recipe- my roomate has a wonderfully good one.

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  19. I have one, but thanks!

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