Hungry Ghost makes my favorite scones, hands-down, but it doesn’t open until 10am these days and when I was working a regular schedule, I would seldom get there before they sold out. Got this one at 10:30 and had it for lunch/dessert – a new flavor for me, not quite as delicious as their rosemary/walnut/currant combos but a classic and plenty satisfying. I love the traditional triangle shape because the toasty points are my favorite bit, and Hungry Ghost always bakes to a lovely dark shade – my mother describes undercooked baked goods as “floppy,” and I join her in abhorring them (although sometimes I can redeem a limp cookie or biscuit in the oven). The texture is also perfect, breaking into craggy chunks without falling apart, moist but still with good tooth, and the cubes of chocolate were a good size.
- Compared to a platonic chocolate chip scone – 4.5/5
- Originality: 2/5
- Value for money: 5/5 ($3 before tip)
- Effort factor (1 = could make in my sleep; 5 = no way would I ever make this for myself): 3/5
- 14 minutes to eat, 15 minutes to write – that’s more like it!!!