Scones are a simple but delicious treat that can be put together easily but tastes delightful especially when still warm from the oven.
Home baked scones at tea-time is always something to look forward to, and even if you have unexpected guests they can be quickly baked.
The aroma of freshly cooked scones is so enticing, and the variety is also a plus for the good old scone, plain, fruited, cherry, cheese or experiment with flavours of your own.
Classic scones are traditionally served together with a combination of fresh thick clotted cream and jam, a traditional cream tea, there’s always a debate over which goes on the scone first is it jam first or the cream first?
I don’t mind which, but using my own homemade plum jam is definitely a delicious option.
The word Scone has been around since 1513 and origins are debatable including methods of cooking and ingredients. Pronunciation of scone too, has been deliberated on and fiercely defended, some say scone as in Gone, and Some pronounce scone as in Own, personally I just know they taste delicious!
A cream tea is a simple but special treat, one that evokes times past and tradition, but the act of preparing tea and sitting together with friends and family can be a time to wind down, to chat and have a heart to heart, so not only a delicious treat, but a heartwarming one too, in any season. 😊
‘We’ll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place’
Quote from The Wind in the Willows
Recipe for plain sweet scones
Serve as you like them, with or without the clotted cream and jam, hot or cold. Once cooled, store in an airtight container.
Freeze on the day of baking once cold. They still taste delicious once reheated gently in the oven after defrosting at room temperature.
12 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories268
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 10g 16%
- Saturated Fat 6g 30%
- Sodium 950mg 40%
- Total Carbohydrate 41g 14%
- Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
- Sugars 8g
- Protein 6g 12%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
The more you experiment with the recipe and feel confident to make changes the more fun baking becomes.
Scones are a lovely treat, nice for a traditional cream tea, or to pack up for a walking snack, moderation is key and always best when shared!