2016 Jane Austen Festival Scone Recipe Contest Winners

IMG_5009It was a tough job, but someone had to taste all those scone recipes!  57 entries from all over the US and one from England vied to be the OFFICIAL SCONE for the 8th Annual Jane Austen Festival, held July 15, 16 & 17 at Locust Grove and sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America- Greater Louisville Region.

Members of JASNA-GL volunteered to bake the recipes and two marathon tasting sessions took place in April and May.  It came down to two excellent recipes, so two winners were declared.

One scone, the Vanilla Orange with clotted cream and marmalade (seen in the photograph as the heart-shaped scone), will be the official scone for the four-course afternoon tea and the other, English Toffee with Walnuts (circular scone to the right of the heart-shaped scones), will be offered for sale in the Earl of Sandwich Shoppe during the Festival.

The Winners are Effie Sahihi (Orange Vanilla) of Hendersonville, TN and Linda Levengood (English Toffee with Walnuts) of Crystal Lake, IL.  Each will receive $100 for their winning scone recipes.

The 8th Annual Jane Austen Festival takes place 

July 15, 16 &17 at 1790s Locust Grove. 

The theme is “Eat, Drink, and be Merry in Jane Austen’s England.”

For more information, visit our website: jasnalouisville.com

Advanced online registration begins June 8th.

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About JASNA Greater Louisville Region

Non-profit organization celebrating the life of Jane Austen. The Greater Louisville Region is part of the national organization, Jane Austen Society of North America. We have members from Southern Indiana and the Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky area. Hosts of the largest Jane Austen Festival in North America that takes place each year in July at Locust Grove, located in Louisville, Kentucky.
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