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The National Trust Book of Scones: 50 Delicious Recipes and Some Curious Crumbs of History

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  91 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Scone obsessive Sarah Clelland has gathered 50 scone recipes from National Trust experts around the country, and has written a quirky guide to 50 National Trust places to delight and entertain you while you bake or eat those blissful treats. Eccentric owners, strange treasures, obscure facts—it's all here. Whip up a Triple Chocolate Scone while you read about the mechanica ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published July 1st 2017 by National Trust
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Tracey Gemmell
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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A delightful collection of recipes, accompanied by illustrations of scones so tantalizing you can practically taste them! Each recipe is introduced by a quirky fact about a National Trust property so you learn as you bake. I'm excited to try the classics as well as the unusual: Horseradish scones, Stilton and Cranberry scones and Wet Nelly scones. Highly recommended. A great gift. ...more
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I don't list my cookbooks here on Goodreads unless I've really read them pretty much through and through. I own at least 300 cookbooks, plus perhaps 40-50 other food-related books. I tag recipes I want to try but will never have the time to cook/bake even half of them in this lifetime. I even created my cookbook of favorites recipes (101 of them!) for my brother and his bride back in the 1990s - my copy of which has grown to 2 very wide binders (1 is 3" wide, the other 2" - had to split it into ...more
Eustacia Tan
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I've tried several of these recipes and they've all turned out really well so far (even if I don't follow them to the letter). I also really enjoyed the bits of history about the various National Trust properties that accompanied each recipe. ...more
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
A delightful compilation of scone recipes for those who enjoy a proper English Afternoon Tea. Each recipe is accompanied by a description of the National Trust property where these recipes were found. If she does another book like this, I shall volunteer to be a research assistant.
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
A book that had to be written... and I came to the end with a sense of dismay... clearly another 50 at least to go. Sarah Clelland appears to have come late to the National Trust, with the first inklings of incipient middle age perhaps, and as a Johnny-Come-Lately could be irritating. However, her brand of rabbiting on seems to work and she has indeed extracted some curious and unhackneyed crumbs of history to share from her visits and inexhaustive reading. She somehow manages to give a flavour ...more
Amy Reade
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book is a delight in every possible way—it shares brilliant snippets of British history, it takes the reader on a tour of fifty National Trust Property gems, it's adorable with its illustrations and anecdotes, and of course, the recipes are to die for if you're a scone lover. I cannot wait to try every single recipe in the book, and I look forward to the day when I can visit England again, because I know of about fifty places that are going on my itinerary. ...more
Rosie Amber
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
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A lovely, easy to read recipe book. Lots of ideas and new ingredients to add to make a scone with a little difference.
Gauss the Panda
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fun book and a quick read. Part travel book, part cook book, it will have you planning an adventure and baking scones.
Sandra Noel
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a fun little book! My daughters love having tea parties, and they love scones--whether it's for a tea party, or just a snack or even an accompaniment for dinner. We've thoroughly enjoyed this book. Every kind of scone you can imagine!

I started with the Singing Hinnies. They're quick and easy to make, and kids love hearing them 'sing' on the griddle. They're quite delicious, as well.

I enjoy the savoury scones probably better than the sweet, though some of my kids definitely prefer sweet. Tha
Olga Kovalenko
May 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
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One of the skills I’m working on in the lockdown - scone baking! 😅

But really, scones is the best breadie food that I can safely and comfortably eat with my braces these days (feeling like an old lady here).

I got into scones last Christmas in Yorkshire, where it became our go-to choice in the afternoon, after a walk in the countryside. This book provides me with 50 new-to-me recipes! So far, I’ve tested just one, and the scones turned out delicious!

In addition to recipes from various regions o
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OK, so I admit I haven't made any of the recipes yet. And it would have been lovely, for American readers, to have a page on converting grams of flour to cups, and so on.
Nonetheless... the scone recipes appear insanely delicious (lemon & coconut! beetroot!) and the descriptions of each property are delightfully witty and just the right length. I've been to Dunwich, where it seems many of the recipes originate. They're famous for their scones, and even have a Scone of the Month club for true fan
Lina K
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I love this cookery book. All proceeds go to the national trust and the receipts are fairly decent. It has little write ups on each of the locations they come from. Downside is that this book is for the national trust of England and Wales so no Scottish receipts. Oh well! I can steal one of those off my grandmother.
Diane Francis
Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
While this is a recipe book, it is also a history book! I loved all the stories of the different properties owned by the National Trust of England. Some of the places I have been and the stories make me want to go back! Some places I have never been, but now, my drive to make good scones is at it's peak! I'm off to bake! ...more
I haven't tried any recipe now but they seems interesting, lot of variety. I like the anecdote about the parcs the author visited. The illustrations are fine. I think it misses some photography. I'll update this review once I'll have tried some recipes! ...more
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It really would have been nice to have pictures of the finished scones. There were no pictures at all. Good selection of recipes though.
Alice Adams
Jul 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great range of recipes. In hoping to try all of them
Coco Boesch
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fun history about National Trust estates. Cooked Blueberry and Lemon Scones (Hanbury Hall & Gardens), yummy. Instructions easy to follow and precise.
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely delightful little book! Would make a truly wonderful Christmas present. A five star baking book, well worth a five star review.
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