Scones Essay

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The History of Scones History states that there are two main ways of pronouncing scones, skon and skoan. In Scotland as well as Northern England, the pronunciation is skahn. In Southern England, the vernacular is quite different. Residents pronounce the word as skoan. In the case of pronunciations, it has been seen that there are highlights to many spellings. The first reference to scones was made in 1513 in a Scottish poem. The Oxford Dictionary indicates scones appeared in the poem “Aenid” written in 1513 by Gavin Douglas: “The flour sconnis war set in, by and by, wyth other mesis”. According to written history, there has never been a finalized pronunciation of the word. Early pronunciations show the occurrence of a short vowel as in swan or rhyming with stone (Davidson, 2002, p. 56). The scone is related to griddle beaked flatbread which is also known as bannock. These breads were originally made with oats and were then given a long round shape and were divided into four to six squares. These griddle baked breads were then baked either over a griddle, or over an open stove. It is argued that scones may have been cooked earlier but the appearance in any printed form may have been limited based on the fact that printing, newspapers and magazines were lesser in use in those times. Scones, essentially a sweet biscuit, have a rooted history. The bread is known for having additional cream in the recipe. Over time, it has transformed into a modern delicacy. The origin of the word is still unclear. Some scholars argue Scotland is the country of origin. In some cases, historians believe that the name may have arisen from the place where the kings of Scotland were crowned, “Scone” from the “stone of the Destiny,” which were stones on which the kings would sit on when they were being crowned. An example is the Abbey stone that can still be

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