I was there to talk about the project with Caron, the owner, but happily my visit coincided with the arrival of a group of young Japanese students studying nearby in Bath, who had come to learn the ancient art of baking scones. Here they are, doing just that, in a scene reminiscent of Alice's and Shinobu's lesson in Episode 1 (that took place in the room next door, but the Homepride flour men are prominent in both):
Admittedly yesterday's students weren't making names in dough, but here are some Caron made earlier:
Anyway, the end result was very good, and didn't taste like a cartoon at all:
The homemade jam was plum, not strawberry; Caron can't grow enough strawberries for the purpose, but has a very productive Victoria plum tree. I point that out purely for the sake of scholarship, but research is seldom this delicious.