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Cooking scones for Canadians

December 3, 2010



I’ve learnt a lot about the differences in baked goods between the northern and southern hemisphere. Let me see if I can explain (I might still be a little confused)…

An Australian cookie is just a cookie

An Australian biscuit is a North American cookie

A North American biscuit is a dense fattier Australian scone

A North American scone is a bit like an Australian rock cake

An Australian scone, well doesn’t exist…


Yeah you heard me, doesn’t exist. I know, I know, it’s just not right. We had to do something about that.

Straight from the country women’s association of Australia to a Calgary high rise:


The view (that’s the rockies off in the distance there)



Me explaining the finer points of scone baking (they have to be ‘snug’ so they rise)



Deep appreciation for scones from the motherland.



Delicious! Here’s the recipe. So what did the Canadians show me in return?



They showed me how to find secret burgers down snowy alleyways




That good wine is still good when drunk from a paper bag in a snowy alleyway



How to sabre a champagne bottle in minus 30 (that would be chopping the top off)



… and sourdough croissants (which make up for the baking faux pas of not having proper scones)


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    December 3, 2010 11:28 am

    Nice photo essay!

  2. December 4, 2010 5:06 pm

    Gotta love illicit burgers ;) And as an Australian, I think our scones are pretty darn tasty indeed!

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