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Theresa May's Scone Recipe gets slated...

Theresa May gave Britain her recipe for the traditional treat perfect for tea times - scones. People weren't very impressed at all.

Image credit: Delicious fruit scones, with strawberry jam and clotted cream, served with a cup of tea.

3rd Oct 2016

Let's set this straight - Theresa May is certainly not the next Mary Berry... Why do we suggest this - well, as part of a wider interview with the Sunday Times – the current Prime Minister of Britain brought forward her recipe for the traditional treat perfect for tea times. Oh, and by the way the world agrees, it's not exactly a masterpiece. Theresa May admits that she hasn't spent much time on her baking because of her diabetes and of course, she's bee pretty busy running the country. Sadly, the committed GBBO fan has seen her recipe slated as being "ungenerous" and "dry".

May adds:

"Place on a greased baking sheet and cook in a very hot oven for around eight minutes. You need to keep an eye on them, as it is easy to overcook them and make them too dry and flat. They are ready when the top is beginning to colour".
To the majority, her scone recipe might look easy, straightforward, even quite good. But to a trained eye, her baking falls short. Professional baker, Dan Lepard told the Guardian: “I am always alarmed by the phrase ‘butter or margarine’, which turns your scone either nice or nasty. "Margarine helps the multinationals; not sure there’s ‘Devonshire margarine’ out there.” It's hard not to liken May's scones to a wider political spectrum. But keeping it purely on the bake, Lepard added that there's “no sense of generosity or helpfulness” in May’s bake. Leopard also compared May's recipe to the Bake Off’s well known “technical challenge” as it offers followers limited instructions. The only benefit (to Devon folk) is that the jam sits on top of the cream, as is the correct way. People weren't at all impressed that the Sunday Times were including a recipe in her interview... This story was first written by The Mirror
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