Here's an easy scone recipe that will help you whip up a batch of mouth-wateringly delicious authentic Scottish scones, in no time at all. Scones originated in Scotland, and I think Scottish scone recipes are the best in the world!
The correct Scottish pronunciation is 'skon' which rhymes with 'gone', and NOT 'skoan' which is the English adaptation of the word.
Originally a type of flat 'cake', made from oats or barley meal
and cooked on an open griddle or in the oven, scones have been popular in Scotland for centuries.
There are lots of variations on this basic easy scone recipe, and fruit scones are probably the favorite alternative to plain scones.
To make quick fruit scones, simply add 2 oz (or 1/4 cup) raisins or Sultanas to the mixture at the same time as the sugar.
For a less traditional, but equally delicious, taste try adding chopped dates, dried cranberries or cherries, blueberries or grated orange peel.
Try A Devon Cream Tea...
While not a Scottish tradition, a Devon Cream Tea or a Cornish Cream Tea (Devon and Cornwall are counties in the southwest of England) features delicious homemade scones slathered with jam (aka jelly) and unique 'clotted cream' from the region.
It's incredibly delicious and served with hot tea (of course).
If you'd like to try making your own Devon Cream Tea simply follow the above recipe, then add your favorite jam/jelly and real English Clotted Cream. Enjoy!