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April 26, 2005

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Tea and Scone

With FatCat Scones in the freezer, breakfast, brunch,
tea time, or snack time is always a gourmet delight.

Fat Cat Scones:
You’ll Purr

 

We’ve always wanted to meet the perfect Fat Cat: we assumed when we did, he’d be Mr. Right.

It turns out we were partially correct: we’ve met him, and he’s Mr. Right Scone Maker.

FatCat Scones are the marvelous creation of two cats, neither fat, who have created a wonderful line of “designer” scones with delicious matching glazes. Even better, they

stay in your freezer until feel like having scones, and in 15 minutes, they’re hot and fragrant on your table.

These are not dry, crumbly scones—biscuits often the size of hockey pucks (we never could understand why people still make and eat such relatively tasteless baked goods in an era of plenty, but we respect the ancient Scottish tradition). FatCat Scones are plump, tasty delights, about two inches in diameter. They are are so moist and squeezable, you might call them muffins. except that they don’t contain eggs.*

*A classic scone is a quick bread. Originally made with oats and shaped into a large round which was scored into triangular shapes, they were cooked on a griddle over an open fire or on a stovetop. Scones are based on a biscuit recipe (flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and shortening) plus milk; whereas muffins are more cake-like, adding eggs and a greater amount of sugar and leaving out the baking powder to achieve greater sweetness and density.

 

Scone BasketThe flavors, all excellent, include Banana Pancake, Lemon Drop, Mandarin Orange Cranberry, Peach Passion Fruit, Pumpkin Oat Spice, Wild Blueberry, with more under development. Each bag of scones comes with a container of matching flavored glaze—passion fruit citrus, cinnamon with the Pumpkin Oat Spice. maple walnut with the Banana Pancake, citrus with Lemon Drop, et al. The glazes are also outstanding: they are full of flavor without being sugary or cloying. While the website shows the scones coated with glaze like cinnamon buns, we spread them like butter—perhaps the neater way to go.

Scones on baking sheetThe wonderful thing about FatCat Scones—beyond the great taste and ease of preparation (just plop onto a non-stick baking sheet or pan and pop into the oven)—is that they bring to your table the fun of going out for brunch. No matter how good your toast or bagels may be, they don’t match the excitement of fresh-baked, warm scones. Fat Cat’s festive flavors turn any standard breakfast, brunch or coffee break into an event.

Scones on baking sheet shown with tub of glaze. Twelve-pack carton in background.

In fact, you can use FatCat Scones as a reward for tasks well done.  Kids keep their rooms clean?  Scones on Sunday.  Spouse takes care of noisome tasks? Ditto. Friends treat you to a restful weekend at their lake house? Send FatCat. (A not so great weekend there?  Send dried fruit.)

FatCat Scones do double duty as a base for cobbler and strawberry shortcake. We personally have added them to our Cabinet of Magic Tricks—impressive foods we keep on hand for impromptu meals and unexpected guests. You’ll observe the magic first-hand when you see how these muffin-like scones disappear into thin air.

— Karen Hochman

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Bags of Frozen Scones
There’s no need to go to the bakery
on Sunday morning when you have
scones this good in your freezer.

FATCAT SCONES

Banana Pancake, Lemon Drop, Mandarin
Orange Cranberry, Peach Passion Fruit,
Pumpkin Oat Spice, Wild Blueberry

All natural and preservative

  • Bag of 12 Two-ounce Scones Plus Glaze/Topping
    $7.00 plus shipping
  • Minimum order 2 bags
  • Gift box and wrapping available
  • “Welcome Home” Gift Set
    3 dozen assorted scones, baking pan,
    spatula, tea sampler, personalized note
    $70.00, delivery included
    (price is for shipping within California—
    call for additional shipping to other locations)


Shop online at FatCatScones.com

Order by telephone at 1.916.372.6464 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST

Prices and flavor availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. Shipping is additional.

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