General Rules of scoring
For a “level playing field” the scones need to be rated whenever they become available. At all times, everytime. The scone judge is never off-duty. Only sweet scones qualify for judging and the judge must pick the most ill-formed scone from the pile. Butter with strawberry jam are the prime veneers, marks will be lost for any other variation. Scones may be complimented with a hot beverage such as tea.
Standard Currant Scone.
Chadd’s Department Store, Hereford.
Light crunchy exterior.
Not too doughy interior.
Not too sweet.
Meadow Churn Butter was available.
Excellent hand-made irregular form.
Slightly warm inside.
Average amount of fruit.
No Strawberry Jam, only Frank Cooper’s Raspberry Jam.
A little sticky when masticating.
“Would have been a scone triumph had the jam been correctly stocked.”
8 out of 10