Oven is heating to bake Canada’s biggest scone

As TV food shows celebrate spring with lots of special contests, Chef Steven Langley of Duncan’s Sherwood House is stepping up, attempting to bake a recordbreaking creation of his own.

"We are going to break any records that may have been set in Canada and we’re inviting the public to come and enjoy the event," said Roz Wilson, marketing director at Sherwood House, when spilling the beans on the upcoming event.

"Chef Steven plans on making, not only Duncan’s or Vancouver Island’s or B.C.’s , but Canada’s largest scone," she enthused.

The unveiling of this culinary creation will happen on Thursday, June 4 at 2 p.m. in the lounge at Sherwood House.

"We’re pretty excited about it, we’ve even got the town crier coming," she said.

Langley was inspired by a TV show he saw in Britain.

"This has all sort of spiralled out from the original idea," he said.

"I just said to Roz, when we were talking about scones, that I had seen this program in England on Channel 4 where a guy came in and said he was going to make the world’s biggest scone. In the end, it wasn’t even close to that but he tried to make it the biggest from somewhere. It was funny. And then all these people came and had a slice of it with a cup of tea and I though, what a great idea. So, I was telling Roz about it and she said, ‘Let’s do it here,’" he said.

So, how big a footprint will Langley’s effort make?

"It’s going to be about three feet wide and about six inches high," he said.

"We’re planning on serving it with fresh cream and strawberry jam and strawberries. It should be quite fun," he said. "We’re going to have a separate tea station there, and cold drinks too. It should be a good time."