Scone recipes from Britain are easy to make if you have the right ones. Trust these UK recipes to give you amazing results in your US kitchen (from a Brit)!
If you’re looking for classic British scone recipes, you’ve come to the right place.
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When you think of British scones, you’re probably picturing something like this, right?
While I have included my afternoon tea scone recipe below, there are so many other types of British scones to choose from! Regarding the most popular recipe for British scones, this is a note I received from a reader just today:
“Hi Christina! I have to say, I absolutely love your afternoon tea scone recipe. I literally have it saved to my bookmark bar so I don’t lose it.”
Whether you’re entertaining by having afternoon tea, or just looking for a snack yourself, these scone recipes are quick, simple to make, and delicious!. You probably already have all of the ingredients in your kitchen. Don’t forget the tea! You can find tea and more UK goodies at THE SCOTTISH GROCER USA and receive 10% off when you use Code: CHRISTINASCUCINA. Just don’t forget the tea!
Rhubarb jam recipe which is excellent on afternoon tea scones!
By the way, although most Americans say “scone” to rhyme with “stone”, I, the Scots and many Brits (including English) pronounce it to rhyme with “gone”, which is how the Queen also pronounces it. Also, the scone is a Scottish creation, so we should really have the last word, don’t you agree? If you don’t believe me, ask Alexa the proper way to pronounce “scone”! And there you have it; you can practice by reading all these titles out loud.
British Scone Recipes – Savory
Scottish Potato Scones
Scottish potato scones (tattie scones) are an essential l part of a full Scottish breakfast. They’re so easy they are to make, and easy to freeze for future breakfasts!
Savory Parsnip Scones
Savory parsnip scones are delightfully unique, and pair incredibly well with many soups. If you need a parsnip recipe, don’t let this one pass you by: they are truly delicious!
Fluffy Cheese Scones ~ by Mad About Macarons
If you’ve never had a cheese scone with a piping hot bowl of soup on a cold winter’s day, you are definitely missing out on a wonderful, culinary joy in life! I adore Jill’s cheese scone recipe and make it often, and you should, too!
Irish or Scottish Soda Scones
Soda scones, whether they be traditional Irish or Scottish, (also referred to as white bannocks) aren’t just for St Patrick’s Day! After you try this recipe, soda scones may become a favorite in your household quite quickly.
British Scone Recipes – Sweet
British apple scones are a nice change to the classic afternoon tea scone. Made in a round shape, it requires no cutters and is very quick and easy to make.
Cream Girdle Scones
Cream Girdle Scones are simply griddle scones, which, instead of being baked in the oven, are cooked on a stovetop griddle. They have a taste all their own and you may just fall in love with them.
And last, but certainly not least…
Afternoon Tea Scones
Afternoon tea scones are a quintessential part of British culture. Light and airy, this is my tried and tested scone recipe, paired with jam and cream, of course.
Quintessentially British, all of these scones of course pair well with a good ol’ cuppa. Find out how to make British tea the “proper” way.
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Loving all your beautiful scones, Christina. These fruit scones are absolutely perfect (and better than you’d find in many tearooms!). Of course, you’ve touched my Scottish heartstrings when I see potato scones – these are definitely something I adore when returning back to bonnie Scotland! Still need to try your parsnip scones too x
Thank you for this comprehensive post! I didn’t know there were so many types of scones. I found your site when I was looking for a tea scone to make for a jubilee watching party I was planning with other anglophiles! Everyone brought something “british”. Your tea scones were a hit! I will definitely be trying some of the other scone recipes too!
Oh that’s lovely to hear, Gayle! There are SOOOO many different types of scones, and I will be adding more recipes to the post, so stay tuned!