Monday, October 26, 2009

Auntie Phee knew some things






Auntie Phee kept referring to scones as skons. I was a little embarrassed for her and correctly called them scones. BUT! Guess what I found out as I was looking for skon recipes. She was RIGHT! She told us they were from Scotland, I brushed it off. But, it has been so fun finding out the 85 year old grandma was right.


There are two ways to pronounce scone. "Skon" is generally used in Scotland and Northern England and "Skoan" is used in the South.
Scones are believed to have originated in Scotland and are closely related to the griddle baked flatbread, known as bannock. They were first made with oats, shaped into a large round, scored into four to six triangles, and cooked on a griddle either over an open fire or on top of the stove. 

2 comments:

Hosanna said...

Leave it to the South to mispronounce something......:)

Kimberly said...

heh, funny! Maybe we shouldn't be so quick to correct our elders, I know I've learned that lesson many a time. :)

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