Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Long Time No Post ... And Scones!

Umm…sorry. I've been rather busy, with school starting up and the like. I also got the opportunity to work at the Scone Booth at the Western Washington State Fair! My mom would drop me off at the gate at around quarter to four, where I would meet up with two of my friends. We'd walk to the scone booth, sign in, grab an apron, wash our hands, put gloves on, and begin "sconing" at four. For those of you who are unaware as to what a scone is (don't worry, you're not alone, there were probably hundreds of people who came up to the window asking "What's a 'Fisher' Scone?") I shall tell you. A scone is a small-ish sweet biscuit with butter and raspberry jam. 'Fisher' is just the company name.

So here's the way it works. It all begins with a "Just add water" scone mix. The mixers mix it, the dough table kneads it, cuts it, and puts it on a tray, the baker slides a tray into the big oven and when the scones are cooked he slides it out and dumps the scones on the "hot table" where myself and five others butter, jam, and bag the scones in an assembly line manner.

Hot scones still on the tray

We did fun stuff like sculpting the butter when we had a free minute or two. This is a whale that we named Percy.

The hot table. First the butter person pops the scone open and adds butter. They slide the scone to the jammer who spoons a spoonful of jam into it. They then slide the scone to the bagger who puts the scone in the bag and places it on a tray.

Scones in their individual bags

This is our lovely booth

Again, I'm sorry for not posting in a while. At least this time I have an excuse! Until next time…


Miss S.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, a scone post! Mmmm, I can almost smell them again...
    By the way, I wanted to tell you that you are by far the cleanest "jammer" I have ever seen! And I love the picture of my cute little Percy! I had such a good time sconing with you this year!


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