A woman who has given up cakes for Lent has sparked a heated food debate by asking if scones are banned because they’re a ‘type of bread’.
Melanie said she has ditched scones until Easter Sunday as part of Lent.
However, she said she thought she could eat scones as she classes them as ‘bread’.
The mum took to Facebook group Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas to ask others their opinion.
She said her son wanted her to bake scones, however she was uncertain if the food would break the rules – observed from 17 February until 3 April in preparation for Easter.
She wrote: “Help me settle a debate… are scones a type of cake or bread? I think it’s a type of bread…
“This is why I’ve asked, my son wants me to make some but I’ve given up cake for lent.”
The post racked up a whole host of responses as many urged Melanie to eat a scone because they consider the food to be a type of bread.
However, many others argued the ingredients prove that it’s a cake.
Arguing it was a cake, one person wrote: “I’d say cake, based on the fact that the raising agent is not yeast.”
While another added: “I would say a cake as it’s usually sweet.”
A third chimed in: “In the dictionary it says it’s a cake. Google says it’s a bread. I would believe dictionary because it’s been around longer than Google.”
While one in favour of bread said: “I’d say bread, mostly because it’s sold with all bread products in shops.”
Another added: “Technically scone is a bread, as it is has a leavening agent it, it’s also known as quick bread.”
Some even said scones are a separate category on their own.
One told her: “I make scones all the time never thought of them as being bread or cakes for that matter. Just always thought of them as scones. And no to cream. Just butter and jam.”
While another offered: “To me that’s like saying is quiche a pie or a pizza, it’s neither a quiche is a quiche and a scone is a scone.”
Which side are you on?