Perfect Scone Recipes and Baking tips for making 50 fabulous scone recipes and mastering the art of scones.
Perfect Scone Recipes
15 years ago I started a tearoom and discovered the wonderful world of scones. I quickly began baking every day different flavors of scones. At first, I was intimidated by them.
The fact is they are pretty easy to make you just need to follow a few rules. Practice makes Perfect as momma used to say. Visit my other Afternoon Tea articles here.
History of Scones
“Scone (Scon)” A Scottish QUICK BREAD is said to have taken its name from the Stone of Destiny (or Scone), the place where Scottish kings were once crowned.
The original triangular-shaped scone was made with oats and griddle-baked. Today’s versions are more often flour-based and baked in the oven. They come in various shapes including triangles, rounds, squares, and diamonds.
Definition Taken from Urban Dictionary
2. Derived from the Scottish Gaelic word “Sgonn” meaning a “block” or more precisely “Sgonn arain” meaning a block of bread. Due to this, the correct pronunciation is “Skon”. The earliest record of a scone dates back to the early 16th century in Scotland.
3. Commonly served with clotted cream, strawberry jam and a cup of tea. More commonly known as a “cream tea”.
4. There are derivatives of the word “scone” in Scots language where the word is also pronounced “skon”.
5. Can also be known as a biscuit in American English.
What is the History of Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. Find the story here about how Afternoon tea was started.
Ultimate List of Perfect Scone Recipes
Fruit Scone Recipes
Fruit flavored scones are very popular. They are usually flour based with dried fruit, herbs, butter, cream and sometimes drizzled with a cream glaze, they get their sweetness from the added fruit.
Cranberry Orange Scones by A Day in Candiland
Lemon Poppy Seed Scones by Annies Noms
Key Lime Scones by Julie Measures
Apricot Scones by Saving Dessert
Blueberry Scones by Sallys Baking Addiction
Lemon Cream Cheese Scone by Two Peas and their Pod
Peaches and Cream Scones by Baker by Nature
Chai Pear Scones by Baked by an Introvert
Strawberry Rhubarb Scones by Heather Christo
Holiday Scone Recipes
These scones are popular during the holidays, using extracts or holiday flavors and will be an added bonus to any brunch or dessert table or gift basket.
Pumpkin Scones by Brown Eyed Baker
Dark Chocolate and Orange Scones by The Creative Bite
Spiced Eggnog Scones by Homecooking Memories
Pistachio Cardamom Scones by Teatime Magazine
Red Velvet Scones by The Domestic Rebel
Birthday Cake Scones by Just Add Sprinkles
White Chocolate Peppermint Latte Scones by A Few Short Cuts
Unique Flavor Scones
Scones can be made with almost any flavor as do cupcakes. Many bakers add tea into the dough for that unique flavor. Scones are generally not too sweet but more of a biscuit type flavor.
Cinnamon Coffee Scones by Bite Me More
Oreo Scones by Created by Diane
Honey Lavender Scones by The Foodie Affair
Matcha Scones by Epic Matcha
Blackberry Lavender White Chocolate Scones by Half Baked Harvest
Brown Sugar Butter Pecan Scones by The Merchant Baker
S’mores Scones by Domestically Blissful
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Scones by Creations by Kara
Gluten-Free or Vegan Scones.
Scones can be made with other flours or ingredients that are Gluten-Free. They can also be made without dairy. Here are a few popular ones.
Pomegranate Gluten-Free Scones by The fun-sized Life
Peanut Butter, Banana, Oatmeal Scones by Athletic Avocado
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Scones by The Gluten-Free Palate
Gluten Free and Dairy Free Apple Pie Scones by Chemistry Cache
Almond Free Carrot Cake Scones by Dishing it Out
Vegan Coconut Ginger Scones by Exsloth
Vegan Scottish Tea Scones by Tinned Tomatoes
Savory Pumpkin Sage Scones by My Darling Vegan
Vanilla Scones and Chocolate Scones
Just because these are your typical flavors of ice cream doesn’t make the scones Typical or Average.
Vanilla Bean Scones by Mildly Meandering
Chocolate Chip Scones by Sugar Spun Run
Triple Chocolate Scones by Sally’s Baking Addiction
Chocolate Peppermint Scones by Taste of Home Magazine
Decadent Chocolate Scones by Canning and Cooking at Home
Savory scones are another treat that can be made with savory ingredients, herbs, and cheeses. They would be served at the beginning of the Afternoon Tea meal. These would be a great breakfast starter.
Jalapeno, Bacon Pepper Jack Scones by Baker by Nature
Easy English Scones by The Plated Craving
Savory Thyme and Swiss Cheese by An Edible Mosaic
Spinach Feta Scone by Sweet Little Bluebird
Savory Pumpkin Sage Scones by Houseful of Handmade
Savory Ricotta Scones by Life Love and Good Food
Savory Scones with Gruyere Cheese and Prosciutto by Kitchen Confidante
Baking Tips for Perfect Scone Recipes
Scones can be made in the Kitchen aide with the dough hook.
Use Cold Butter cut into cubes.
Using the pastry blender cut butter into the dry ingredients
Make sure you see the chunks of butter in the mix. Don’t overmix.
Add cold liquid slowly while using the dough hook until all ingredients form a ball of dough.
Scones can be made in advance and frozen and then heated to serve
Scone Guide by King Author Flour
What is the difference between American Scones and English Scones?
British scones are different from American scones! British ones have less butter and sugar in them as they use clotted cream and jam and they taste more like a biscuit.
English scones contain more leavening agent than you would normally use for this amount of flour but you want them to rise high in a short time. And you don’t really add add-ins into the dough like in the US version. British scones are preferred plain, sometimes a few raisins are added but that’s very rare. This Excerpt is taken from Plated Craving.
More Toppings for Scones
Lemon Curd by A Day in Candiland
Clotted Cream by A Day in Candiland
Orange Butter by I Heart Naptime
How to eat a scone properly
Break apart a small bite-sized portion of scone with your hands or if using a knife, cut the scone horizontally.
Use a knife to slather on cream and jam onto the broken-off piece of scone.
The bite-sized piece of scone should be eaten in 1-2 bites.
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