Scones to start your day or to enjoy with afternoon tea . . .
A scone is a British baked good, usually made of wheat, or oatmeal with baking powder as a leavening agent and baked on sheet pans. A scone is often lightly sweetened and occasionally glazed with egg wash. The scone is a basic component of the cream tea or Devonshire tea. It differs from teacakes and other types of sweets that are made with yeast.
Scones are often lightly sweetened, but may also be savory. Savory varieties of scone may contain or be topped with combinations of cheese, onion, bacon, etc., and frequently include raisins, currants, cheese or dates.
There is also the fruit scone or fruited scone, which contains currants, sultanas, peel and glacé cherries, blueberries, or other flavorings such as cinnamon or chocolate chips mixed into the dough. To achieve lightness and flakiness, scones may be made with cream instead of milk.
Scones can be presented with various toppings and condiments, typically butter, jam and cream. Strawberries are also sometimes used.
Scones are frequently served with coffee and tea.