Seven of our favourite scone recipes, from classic teatime scones to quick garlic and cheese scones
A cream tea in the UK isn’t complete without a scone to accompany it, often spread thickly with clotted cream and jam. The order that these are applied is a subject of much debate! The other debate, of course, is whether you pronounce it ‘scon’ or ‘scoan’, something that differs across regions. However you pronounce it, these soft, surprisingly light delicacies have been enjoyed throughout Britain for hundreds of years. Here are seven of our favourite scone recipes, both sweet and savoury.
Blueberry and Buttermilk Scones with Honeycomb Butter
Patisserie chef Will Torrent has created this delicious blueberry scone recipe, which he pairs with sweet honeycomb butter. We can’t fault it!
The Ultimate Cheese & Watercress Scones
There’s nothing better than a cheese scone, warm from the oven and slathered in butter. This cheese scone recipe is also improved with the addition of watercress, which provides a herbaceous, ever-so-slightly-bitter note.
Val Stones’ Delicious Fruit Scones
Val Stones won hearts across the country when she appeared on Great British Bake Off. She’s still happily baking, and has provided us with her delightful fruit scone recipe. Her sweet scones are enriched with orange zest and sultanas, giving them a subtly fruity flavour. Eat doused in thick cream and jam!
The Hairy Bikers’ Cheese & Marmite Scones
The Hairy Bikers’ cheese & marmite scone recipe is one of the most popular on our website! Everyone knows that when it comes to marmite, ‘you either love it or you hate it’, but it’s inclusion here is very subtle. As the Bikers themselves say, “these cheese and Marmite scones are the business – proper craggy and tasty but also light as a feather.”
Classic Teatime Scones
Sometimes, simplicity is best. This classic scone recipe makes soft, fluffy scones that are perfect for your afternoon tea. They’ll disappear off the plate in no time!
Quick Garlic, Cheese & Chive Scones
This savoury scone recipe uses the classic combination of cheese and chives. You can also play around with the recipe, substituting gruyere for British cheddar, and perhaps even adding a dollop of English mustard to the dough. As with all scones, they taste best while still warm from the oven!
Perfect Buttermilk Scones
Want to create scones that are amazingly light and fluffy? There’s a (not so) secret ingredient for that - buttermilk! This easy scone recipe uses baking powder and buttermilk to create a fantastic rise.
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