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Business News/ News / World/  Google Doodle celebrates British scone, an afternoon tea-time delicacy

Google Doodle celebrates British scone, an afternoon tea-time delicacy

Google Doodle celebrates scones, a beloved UK tea-time delicacy. Legend has it that the 7th Duchess of Bedford popularised the combo with her daily tea.

Google Doodle celebrates British scone, an afternoon tea traditionPremium
Google Doodle celebrates British scone, an afternoon tea tradition

Today's Google Doodle pays tribute to scones, a beloved afternoon tea delicacy in the United Kingdom. These delightful treats, typically enjoyed with jam and clotted cream, can be found in bakeries spanning from the northern reaches of Scotland to the southern tip of England. It was on this day in 1657 that the concept of "afternoon tea" was first introduced and offered in London.

Origin of scone

The origins of scones are believed to trace back to Scotland in the 1500s before making their way to the esteemed "royal tearooms." Legend has it that Anna Russell, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, developed a fondness for scones and began requesting them with her daily tea, thereby popularizing the combination. During the Victorian era, as Londoners sought weekend getaways along the southern coast of England via the newly established railways, local bakeries, restaurants, and pubs introduced the tea-scone duo to the masses, giving birth to the term "cream tea."

Proper way to eat a scone

The perennial debate over the proper way to eat a scone continues to captivate enthusiasts: cream or jam first? In Cornwall, it is preferred to spread jam first, allowing the fruity flavours to permeate the pastry before adding a dollop of clotted cream. On the other hand, people in Devon opt to use the clotted cream as a separator between the jam and the scone.

Google Doodle's reach

The Google doodle showcasing scone is visible only for the Google users of North America, some parts of Europe and Australia. 

Pronunciation of scone

The pronunciation of "scone" also varies across regions. In the southern parts of England, it is commonly pronounced to rhyme with "tone," while in the Midlands and northern regions, it tends to rhyme with "gone."

Scone recipes

When it comes to scone recipes, bakers worldwide have left no stone unturned, crafting variations that range from classic plain and fruity to savoury options like cheese. These delectable treats can be enjoyed in tearooms around the globe. Regardless of how you choose to eat them or pronounce their name, scones have firmly established themselves as a cherished staple in the United Kingdom. 

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Updated: 10 Jun 2023, 08:09 AM IST
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