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The National Trust Book of Scones

50 delicious recipes and some curious crumbs of history

Sarah Merker

National Trust


ISBN: 9781909881938

Price: £ 9.99

Publication date: 13 April 2017

Category: Cookery

Sarah Merker brings you 50 scone recipes from the National Trust.

History is best enjoyed with a scone, as everyone who’s visited a National Trust house knows. This book brings you the best of both. Scone obsessive Sarah Merker has gathered 50 – yes 50 – scone recipes from National Trust experts around the country. And she’s written a quirky guide to 50 National Trust places to delight and entertain you while you bake or eat those blissful treats. Eccentric owners, strange treasures, obscure facts – it’s all here.

Whip up a Triple Chocolate scone while you read about the mechanical elephants at Waddesdon Manor. Or savour an Apple & Cinnamon scone while you absorb the dramatic love life of Henry Cecil of Hanbury Hall. Marvel at a Ightham Mote’s Grade 1 listed dog kennel while you savour a Cheese, Spring Onion and Bacon scone.

50 of the best scones in history. And 50 of the best places to read about. You’ll never need to leave the kitchen again.


Sarah Merker, previously Sarah Clelland, has visited over 200 National Trust properties and 28 tea rooms in search of the perfect scone. She reviews every property and its scones on her blog, the National Trust Scone Blog.