The public is invited to enter their best “Taste of Scotland” scones this year during the 2015 Taste of Scotland event on Saturday, June 20, in Franklin. Bakers will be competing for prizes, including a $75 first place award and $25 runner up. Judges will score the scones on taste (45%), texture (45%), and presentation (10). Entrants will need to drop off a serving plate with at least four scones and a copy of their recipe to Rosebud Cottage on Main Street in Franklin between 9:30 and 9:50 a.m. Judging will begin at 10 sharp. Winners will be announced from the Gazebo Stage at 10:55 a.m. or immediately following the parade.
Scots love scones They think of them like New Yorkers think of bagels, but even more often. They can eat scones for breakfast, at lunch, for snacks, and even after dinner. There’s even a controversy about the scone name. In Scotland, there are museums dedicated to the history of the scone. Scones can be savory or sweet, plain or with fruit or spices, as long as it can be eaten with jam and butter. They should be moist and flaky, not grainy or crumbly.