Scones are no longer limited to grannies and competitive school mums. They can span across so many occasions and are easy enough for even us basic chefs to do beautifully. Lighter than a muffin and less sweet than a biscuit, they can make a healthy alternative for snack time or even cocktail hour.
This book is fabulous. Genevieve includes all the secrets you need to make the best scones. The recipes are way better than the usual plain vs. date scones. Highlights for me are the little spinach and fetta pinwheels (which make a great hors d'eauvre), pizzas, mini cheeseburgers and no-fatty-pastry sausage rolls to keep the kids happy. There are scones made with buttermilk, lemonade, green tea, beer, mascarpone, saffron... they are so inventive and bound to cause a stir where ever you take them. Most of the recipes have ingredients already in your pantry which is awesome if you're a last minute person like me.
I love this book and use it more than I thought I would. Highly recommended.
Also highly recommended is her Pavlova