A scone is a single-serving cake or quick bread. They are usually made of wheat, barley or oatmeal, with baking powder as a leavening agent, and are baked on sheet pans or scone pans of various types and materials. They are often lightly sweetened and are occasionally glazed with egg wash. The scone is a basic component of the cream tea or Devonshire tea. It differs from a teacake and other sweet buns, which are made with yeast. Scones are biscuit-like pastries that are often rolled into round shapes and cut into quarters, then baked. Scones can be savory or sweet and are usually eaten for breakfast, but are also served with tea and in coffeehouses.
While scones are not a typical French pastry, it is one that is recognized in many Western cultures, or those that were influenced by the British Empire, as a luxury for those who enjoy the English tradition of daily tea or high tea. At The Frenchman’s Corner, we offer a wide array of scone mixes in different flavors. We invite you to come in to peruse our Sticky Fingers scone mixes and give one or two of them a try the next time you sit down with a good book and cup of hot tea or coffee.