Tuesday 26 September 2017

Giant scone for cream tea campaign

A record bid will take place at the Devon County Show to make the world's largest scone
A record bid will take place at the Devon County Show to make the world's largest scone

An attempt is to be made to make the world's largest scone - at 8ft in diameter.

The unofficial record bid will take place at the Devon County Show on May 19 to help promote a campaign to have the Devon cream tea granted European Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status, currently awarded to products like champagne, Roquefort cheese and Melton Mowbray pork pies.

Paul Winterton, general manager at dairy producer Langage Farm, based near Plymouth, said: "If we get support for the PDO, the county of Devon can only be strengthened with people recognising the value from this point of view."

The scone will be made to a special recipe devised by Richard Hunt, chef of the Grand Hotel in Torquay.

It will be traditionally served at the showground outside Exeter with clotted cream and jam, with up to 3,000 portions sold off to raise money for charity.

Mr Hunt said: "In these times of financial turmoil, the cream tea represents affordable luxury, as we all feel special eating it and don't have to worry too much about the pennies."

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