Tuesday, September 12, 2006

FAIR SCONES~A MUST HAVE !

Like the bag says, they have been a tradition since 1915.  I don't know what they cost back then but I do remember when they were 25 cents apiece.  Now they are $1.00 each.  And actually you can buy the Fisher's scone mix at any grocery store in the area but there's something about getting them at The Fair, along with a cup of coffee...they just taste different out there.

They are a type of short bread dough, cut into a triangle, baked and then filled with a nice pat of butter and raspberry jam. Strawberry jam doesn't get it.........it has to be raspberry.   I always bring a couple home and then, like this morning, put one in the microwave for a few seconds and have it with a cup of coffee.  YUM !!!!!!!!

I just "Googled" fair scones and came up with the following;

"FISHER SCONES - A Northwest Tradition - The original famous fair scone mix
For more than 80 years, Fisher Scones have been a tradition at fairs and festivals throughout the Northwestern United States. These triangular shaped biscuits, baked fresh and smothered in honey-whipped butter and tart raspberry jam, have created unparalleled loyalty.

Fisher Scones was created by the Seattle-based Fisher Flour Mills in the early 1900’s to promote its flour at various events. What started as a promotional tool eventually became a signature item at more than 39 fairs and festivals throughout the Northwest.

William H. Paulhamus, president and general manager of the Puyallup Fair (Western Washington State Fair), discovered Famous Fair Scones in 1915 at the Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. While browsing for new products, Paulhamus noticed a crowd of event goers waiting anxiously to sample these triangular shaped biscuits. Curious to see what the fuss was about, Paulhamus tried one for himself and found his soon-to-be star attraction.

Thrilled with his discovery, Paulhamus made arrangements to debut Fisher Scones at the 1915 Puyallup Fair in the very same corner booth where they remain today. So confident about their future success, Paulhamus donated the jam for the scones from his own business to attract the Fisher Company and sold the first scone at the Puyallup Fair for a nickel."

There's a great shop called the Pacific Northwest Shop at the other end of town from me that sells, among other things, Fisher Scone mix.  Here's the link to their website.

http://www.pacificnorthwestshop.com/products/fairsconemix.htm

Now remember, if you get the mix and make them...they have to be triangular shaped and filled with raspberry jam or they won't be any good.     :)

Until next time....Linda

12 comments:

inquestoftruth said...

I still think strawberry would be better!!  lol   Sounds yummy!
~Meg

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((LINDA)))))))))))))))))))))))I am glad you are having such a good time.Sounds yummy.HAve you ever heard of,Fishers Pop corn,wonder if its formt he same company?Have a good night.

rbrown6172 said...

yummmmm.....i love raspberry....these scones sound delicious!!
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gina

jlocorriere05 said...

They sound yummy Linda! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels

queenb8261 said...

Sounds yummy. One of my favorite cookies is a little raspberry filled cookie. I know I'd love those scones.
Barb  

astoriasand said...

They sound very nice Linda and I love baking if you care to read my Rhyme in my journal entry 26/4/06,about my baking day.LOL!! If ever you have time.I love all scones they are one of my favourite treats, especially warmed as you said.Custom rules on food to the UK, I don't think will allow us bloggers to be able to purchase any of the mix Bahhhhhhhh.In UK the jam is left to your choice of flavour though.When scones are bought at Fares and Gala.s etc.How prices have rocketed.Would be good if pay rises and Pensions went up as quickly and as often.Take Care Need to go get a scone for my brecky,you have temted me. LOL!!
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ally123130585918 said...

Those scones sound delicious ~ I would definitely have to get a bag ~ funny how they taste better at the fair ~ it's like Fish and Chips here in England they always taste better when eaten outdoors from the paper they are wrapped in ~ I enjoyed the read about "Fisher Scones" that was really interesting ~ Ally

stevietwain said...

I suddenly find myself very hungry..:-(

Lv Stevie
xxx

pharmolo said...

Well, I think I'm going to have an early lunch today ...

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mom23nca said...

Hi Linda,
I saw your link in Betty's journal, so stopped by.  Looks like we might be neighbors.  We haven't been to the fair yet, but both my girls got tickets at school, so possibly this coming weekend we'll be there.
Marian

labdancer51 said...

Mmmm...they sound delicious Linda.  When we were in Dorset we had several traditional cream teas, consisting of tea or coffee, scones, Dorset clotted cream and strawberry jam...they were wonderful! :o)

Sandra xxxx

jeadie05 said...

Apart from the shape they sound like the cream teas traditional to Devon and Cornwall ,with cream and jam yummy .,.,.,.,Jan xx