A modern day scone is a single-serving cake or quick bread. Scones are usually made of wheat, barley or oatmeal. Although many countries have their own version of a scone, British scones are often lightly sweetened, but may also be savoury. They may include raisins, currants, cheese or dates. This recipe has spinach as well as cheese for a lovely savoury alternative to a sweet buttered , jam and cream filled scone.
The scone is a basic component of the cream tea or Devonshire tea and is traditionally served between 3 and 5 pm with a cup of tea.
[yumprint-recipe id=’5′] I enjoy making scones from a dough rather than a drop scone. I feel I have more control over the shape and size of the end product and I also prefer the texture.
My family likes to eat sweet scones or plain cheese scones the most with a good smear of butter melting into it straight from the oven. I enjoy the spinach in this this cheese and spinach scone recipe and will even add some ready cooked bacon or ham before biting into it…or you could just skip that and add the bacon or ham straight to the scone mix before you bake it!
Scones do freeze well, but will be crumblier than fresh ones. So bear that in mind if you are considering freezing yours.
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