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...
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".
This story was first written by The Mirror
Right now the Queen is inviting Theresa May to form the new government, and perhaps to a scone or two.— Austen Ivereigh (@austeni) 13 July 2016