Ten Minutes to Make, Ten Minutes to Bake
My mother, Lois, is “famous” for her scones. For years, Lois’s friends and family have requested her scones for meals, special events, and fundraisers. I have eaten more of these scones than I can count, but had never made them with my mother. In effort to preserve this family tradition, I requested that Lois teach me to make these light and flaky treats. In January 2011, our mother-daughter duo set up a booth inside a flea market in the Super G Mart located in Greensboro, NC. For three weeks, we baked scones and shared the recipe with shoppers, fellow vendors, and employees of the Super G. We ate scones (most of the time with jam and whipped cream), drank tea, and shared stories with the international community inside the market. Copies of Lois’s recipe were available for people to take and try baking scones at home.
Images are from our booth in the flea market at the Super G Mart. Thank you to Donovan McKnight, Lee Walton, Janie Ledford, BT Robinson, and the Super G Experiential Residency for their support and documentation of this project.