I’ve been making these scones for 15 years and they’re the most reliable recipe I’ve ever used.

Enter the great carrot cake taste- testing competition. I think they’re both fabulous, but with five voters in our household, there was a 3:2 preference for the first recipe, which I modified from a taste.com recipe years ago

This recipe was given to Maya Linnell by her neighbour Heather and has won both of them blue ribbons at the local baking show.

Like one of the characters in her rural romances, Maya Linnell is at a crossroad in her life.