A couple of years ago we spent a week in Scotland and England, where we ate delicious scones with strawberry jam every day. In England, we had them with clotted cream. In Scotland, butter was used instead.
After returning home, we decided to try our hands at making them at home. Bo began the search for a good recipe for scones. With one, the scones tasted fine, but did not rise, so the texture was off. With another, they rose a little, but were still not right. He’s still perfecting his own recipe.
When we kept having to return to the store to buy more strawberry jam, I decided to try my hand at making it. My first attempt resulted in something more like strawberry puree. While my daughter, Tracy, of Designs By LolaBelle fame, was visiting, we tried it again. This time, it jelled perfectly, and was a huge success. Here’s the link to the strawberry jam recipe.