It’s the ideal way to spend an afternoon: cup of tea in one hand, scone in the other. Whether you’re looking for a showstopper bake or want to revamp your standard scone, this guide has something for everyone. We’ve created 10 scone recipes that blow tradition out of the water and will change the way you take tea. Somebody stick the kettle on…
1. Pimm’s o’clock
A boozy bake always has us hooked, and these Pimm’s scones are no exception. Perfect for a summer afternoon tipple, this mix of classic flavours features Pimm’s-laced fruit and cream to dollop onto the freshly-baked scones.
2. Mediterranean mix
A mix of black olives, feta and sundried tomatoes ensures these savoury Mediterranean scones are packed with flavour – we can almost taste the sunshine! Serve warm, buttered and with wistful thoughts of your next summer holiday…
3. Pizza perfection
Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it! This scone pizza base is quick, simple and great for kids to get involved with. Top the buttery, crumbly base with your favourite veggies and heaps of cheddar.
4. Classic coronation
Soon to be your new favourite guilty pleasure! Is there anything more British than creamy coronation chicken on a buttery scone base? The addition of nigella seeds to the scone dough matches perfectly with the zest and spice of the chicken mix.
5. Drizzle delight
Your favourite slice of cake in scone form – what’s not to love? Add some zing and crunch to your standard afternoon scone with lemon zest-laced dough and a classic drizzle topping. Lemon drizzle, we love you so.
6. Slices of scone cake
Serve up a slice of this giant scone cake at your next gathering. Layer whipped cream and fresh strawberries onto your super-sized scone and, trust us, you’ll never look at a regular-sized scone in the same way again…
7. Magnificent Marmite
Encorporate the classic combo of cheese and Marmite straight into your dough with these Marmite scones. The Marmite adds a deep, savoury flavour that complements a mature cheddar perfectly. A simple and delicious afternoon snack.
8. Brunch beauties
We bring you the perfect brunch time snack: the cheese & bacon scone. Make them ahead of time with snipped chives, a generous grating of cheddar and streaky bacon, then warm up when you’re ready.
9. Citrus scones
Leading on from lemon drizzle, try adding a spoonful of ricotta and orange zest to your scone mix, topping with some crunch and enjoying with a generous helping of luscious lemon curd. These crunchy crusted citrus scones have spring written all over them.
10. Rainbow rolls
Our final recipe is a scone-bread hybrid. These rainbow rolls are full of oats, seeds and a variety of grated veg. They’re delicious served warm with chutney and cheese.
What’s your favourite twist on the classic scone recipe? Let us know in the comments below…