THE BEST SCONES ON THE EARTH

introducing the best scone on earth…

A Staffordshire Scone is like no other scone. is made from oatmeal, flour and yeast and is a sort of savory pancake. It is typically served with the delicious Stoke Jam, another delicacy from the region.. This kind of scone is very popular in the area of England called North Staffordshire, in Stoke-on-Trent to be exact. Locally they’re usually called ‘sconsies’, whereas in the areas outside Staffordshire they’re referred to as Staffordshire scone, because that’s where traditionally they were made- around Staffordshire and Cheshire.   

There was a time when it would be quite common in the region of Potteries for scones to be sold straight from the house window to buyers in the street. ‘Hole in the Wall’ in Stoke-on-Trent which was closed down in March 2012 was the last place to have practiced this style of scones manufacturing. Still, there are a lot of small commercial places which specialize in selling scones . Sometimes they are ready to eat, with a filling, otherwise they come in batches of 6 or 12 for the customer to take home. Bigger commercial premises base their scones production around selling them to supermarkets and other distribution channels.

Scones could be classified as a type of fast food. There is a variety of fillings that can be offered with scones by places specializing in catering in Staffordshire, they can come with tomato, cheese, bacon, sausage, egg, onion. They can be also prepared with sweet fillings, for example jam, banana or golden syrup, however this is considered less traditional. A traditional way to reheat the scones is to steam them between two plates over a saucepan filled with water, a more modern method would be to heat them up in a microwave although there is a large group of people who will chose frying in butter or grilling as their way.

 

Some people confuse the Staffordshire scones with the Scottish scones , however they are not to be put in the same category as they taste very different even though they’re both made from oat. The beginnings of Staffordshire scones go back to 19th century where they would be baked on a hotplate over an open fire.

A history of stoke

Short history of Stoke-on-Trent:

The city’s history is closely connected with that of the ceramics industry; in fact the whole area of Stoke-on-Trent is widely referred to as the Staffordshire Potteries, or even just the Potteries.

The first pottery production took place in 17th century, if not earlier than that, and was started thanks to the region’s abundance of clay, salt and lead for glazing, also of coal which would be used to fire the kilns. By the time Josiah Wedgwood opened up his firm in 1759, the area was able to supply a whole variety of earthenware and stoneware produced locally.

Pottery production underwent a main shift from a cottage-based to a factory-based business, this change meant a strong position of Potteries during the Industrial Revolution.

One of first large factories in Britain was built in 1769 by Wedgwood. It was built in Erturia, the village located on the outskirts of his place of birth called Burslem.

The area owes its reputation for ceramics to the work of such famous potters as the above mentioned Wedgwood, Joseph Spode I, Thomas Minton, the Wood family, and Thomas Whieldon. This position was strengthened when, in around 1800, Spode’s son, Josiah Spode II, created a fine bone china which was a piece of porcelain containing bone ash. It was cheap to produce extremely easy to market. His success contributed to the already strong position of the Potteries in subsequent porcelain production.