A Scone For All Seasons

We’ve eaten a lot of scones recently – they are simple and quick as well as being relatively healthy compared to a muffin or slice of cake. And since discovering I can freeze them before baking, I value them even more! Here’s a round-up of all the scone recipes I’ve posted so far…


The Traditional

At any time of year, but especially in the summer, we love a proper English Cream Tea; fresh plain scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream, and a cup of English tea – mmmmm!

English Scones



The Seasonal

In the autumn and winter I love to use cranberries in scones, and in combination with orange or lemon, or white chocolate (my latest scone experiment!) they are best eaten warm, just from the oven.

Cranberry and Orange Scones



The Unusual

Last year I also added a little cocoa to them and used them in a rhubarb cobbler. Scrumptious!

Spicy Rhubarb and Strawberry Chocolate Cobbler

Rhubarb Cobbler


The Fruity

Blueberry and cream scones are also tasty. Or drop scones – actually more like pancakes – with blueberry sauce.

Drop Scones with Spicy Blueberry Sauce

Drop Scones


The Savoury

And if all these are still too sweet for you, how about savoury scones, simply with cheese and herbs, or a buttermilk version with dill for example.

Cheesy Dill Scones

Dill Scones 1


The latest addition – Cranberry and White Chocolate Scones – coming soon!

Enjoy browsing!

33 thoughts on “A Scone For All Seasons

    • I order mine from a British Shop online… not the fresh stuff as it’s “long-life” in a jar, but tastes very good! Have no idea if you can make your own…. let me know if you ever find a recipe!

  1. All your scones surely taste delicious, but the traditional English ones are heavenly!
    Have a nice Sunday, Cathy!

  2. I didn’t realise you could freeze scones before baking – do they need to be defrosted before they go in the oven? All your scones look delicious – got me looking forward to the cranberry and white chocolate version!

    • Just take them out of the freezer and pop them in the pre-heated oven! They take only a couple of minutes longer than usual to bake! I was so glad I tried it out, as a batch is often too much for two or three people. They taste exactly the same as fresh ones, and so much better than re-heating!

  3. Those scones have made me want to bake this afternoon! Like Sarah, I didn’t realise you can freeze them before baking. What a great idea – perfect for unexpected guests!!

  4. Hi

    I have a nice woman from England who also goes to weight watchers and I was telling her about your funky pancakes, scones and how things are the same as ours but then so very different. She said she can not get exactly the right kind of ingredients for so many things. We have a British store we will go check out 20 min from home I thought it was an import or export company not for re-sale but come to find out there is a store just inside their doors maybe I will do a blog on it if they allow me to 🙂 can’t hurt to ask it is not something I would ever think would be found in a small NH town 🙂

    We were supposed to get huge snowfall last night and it missed us I am a HAPPY GIRL back is killing me so I will do some yoga and no weigh in maybe take last nights roast chicken and make Croquet’s my honey has never had them and I LOVE THEM been years since I took the time to make them but with temps so cold I think it will be perfect I will also soak my butter beans for a yummy soup he hates soups so it took me 5 days to eat the one I posted lol

    Have a great day

    • Hope you get to hear about that shop if you do visit it… enjoy your supper and take it easy on your back. It’s cold and damp here today, but freezing again from tomorrow. The snow is now heavy, so glad I cleared most of it round the house already!

  5. I loooove traditional scones with jam and clotted cream. The chocolate ones with the cobbler were also very good. I haven’t made the other recipes yet. Perhaps I should write a list 😉

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