Traveller discovers the ‘best scones in the world’ in an unlikely Australian town – and says the fluffy ‘melt in your mouth’ treats are ‘light as a cloud’
- An Australian travel expert visited Ricardoes Tomatoes on the NSW north coast
- The tomato and strawberry farm also services a cafe called Red for tourists
- Located just north of Port Macquarie the cafe sells traditional scones with jam
- Visitors have praised the delicious scones for being buttery and ‘like a cloud’
- Travel writer Andrea Black called the kitchen tea treat ‘life-changing’
A travel writer has uncovered the ‘world’s best scones’ in an unlikely coastal town on Australia’s east coast, saying they are far better than anything she has ever had in the UK.
Andrea Black visited Ricardoes Tomatoes in Blackmans Point, 10 minutes north of Port Macquarie on the New South Wales coast, to pick up some fruit but was immediately sidetracked by the on-site cafe, Red.
‘Can a scone melt in your mouth? Can a scone be light as a billowing cloud yet exude buttery tastiness? Can a scone be so delicious that days later you’re planning a two-hour return trip to said farm for more? Yes, yes and yes,’ she wrote for Escape.
Andrea Black visited Ricardoes Tomatoes in Blackmans Point to pick up some fruit but was immediately sidetracked by the on-site cafe, Red, and its scones (pictured)
The fresh scones come with a dollop of strawberry jam and cream on the side
The fresh scones come with a dollop of strawberry jam and cream on the side.
Scones are believed to have originated in Scotland in the early 1500s.
The most basic recipe is made using self-raising flour, cold butter and cold milk although there are a number of additions bakers use to perfect the fluffy texture.
‘I don’t claim to be a scone expert but have been a long-time fan. I’ve tasted scones at various morning and afternoon teas in England, sampled some of the best Scottish scones at my granny’s home near Edinburgh, and afterwards saluted the statue of poet, Robert Burns in Leith who once wrote that scones were “the wale of food” – wale meaning simply “the best,”‘ Andrea said.
According to Webster’s Dictionary, scones originated in Scotland in the early 1500s
‘There is nothing as good as their scones anywhere,’ one man wrote on social media
And she’s not the only customer who visited Ricardoes Tomatoes for a taste of their legendary scones.
‘There is nothing as good as their scones anywhere,’ one man wrote on social media.
‘Would you please share the recipe? International air travel out of Boston is a bit tough right now. Hope to visit when the pandemic is over,’ said another.
A third added: ‘Those scones are to die for!’
In a post on Instagram the famous fruit sellers said that the scone recipe was created by their ‘Grandma Bertha’ and it’s not a secret they’re willing to share
In a post on Instagram the famous fruit sellers said that the scone recipe was created by their ‘Grandma Bertha’ and it’s not a secret they’re willing to share.
‘I bought jars of jam and another takeaway scone to enjoy fireside at the nearby Telegraph Retreat Cottages. I was so blown away by the experience I forgot to buy the tomatoes. Next time,’ Andrea said.
Travellers can also pick their own strawberries to take home and sample the Sarks brothers’ famous tomatoes.