Scone Recipes Blog

Welcome to the scone-recipes.com website blog. This blog is used to share interesting facts about scones and scone recipes together with useful baking information.

Friday, 31 October 2008

Halloween Scones

Halloween / Pumpkin Scones
It's that time of year again where pumpkins can be seen roaming the streets with lit up faces and glowing eyes!

Halloween carries with it a tradition of the carving of the pumpkin but on these cold nights that seem to get dark all to soon, what better way to warm up than to put your pumpkins to additional use.

Why not see our pumpkin scone recipe and make some halloween scones!

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Yorkshire Scones

A recent visit to Yorkshire in the UK, provided a nice experience in a small tea shop involving yorkshire tea and yorkshire scones. A scone-recipes reader has recently informed us of a yorkshire scones video kindly provided and hosted by the youtube website.

To view this recipe in action follow the link below:

Yorkshire Scones Recipe

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Bad Weather and Scones

Here at scone-recipes.com we have found a noticable increase of visitors to our website when the weather is bad and lets face it there hasnt been much of a summer this year in many areas of the world including the UK and certain parts of the USA.

So why the rise in visitors when the sun goes in (or fails come come out at all!)?

Although the obvious reason of baking is something to do indoors and a pasttime not often enjoyed when the sun is shining, we think that scones are also a popular choice because they go so well with afternoon tea or a cup of your favourite coffee.

Why not try our afternoon tea english scone recipe, sampled by people all over the world!

English Scone Recipe

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Blueberry Scones - A Popular Choice

A recent survey carried out at a local cafe to a reader of scone-recipes.com identified blueberry scones as one of the most popular recipes.

Especially popular at parties, scones baked with blueberries can be enjoyed as a sweet desert with cream or ice cream topping.

We have recently added a new Blueberry Scones Recipe to the popular recipes section of our website.

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Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Scone Toppings

So you have baked your scones and they have been cooled ready to serve?

Although fine on their own, the taste of scones can be greatly enhanced using a variety of toppings to add to your recipes.


Some popular scone recipe toppings are as follows:


Strawberry Jam
Raspberry Jam
Clotted Cream
Apricot Jam
Cheese
Cranberries
Orange Marmalade
Lemon Curd
Orange Butter (Orange Marmalade mixed with butter)
Butter

The topping you choose will greatly depend on the type of scone you are serving - savoury or sweet etc.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Picking Your Own Fruit For Scones

raspberry_scone_recipe.jpgAfter a recent visit to a website called 'pick your own', a scone-recipes.com reader paid a visit to a fruit farm and spent the day strawberry picking!

Picking your own fruit is cost effective in so much that the fruit is generally a lot cheaper than you would pay in a larger grocery store, also picking fruit is often good fun - especially in good weather!


Depending on the fruit you pick, when you get your fruit home, why not try using one of our scone recipes to make some strawberry fruit scones, raspberry fruit scones or even cherry scones.


So, next nice weather day if you're stuck for something to do, give 'picking your own' a try!

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Robert Burns, Scotland & Scones

Back in 1780 on this day, July 31st. Robert Burns first book of poems was first published by a Mr John Wilson. The book was entitled "Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect". The book sold 612 copies!


A reference to Mr Burns and an association to 'tattie scones' can be found on the scottish independent website at the following URL:

http://www.scotsindependent.org/features/food/tattie_scones.htm

The word scone is also said to have come from Scotland. More on this can be found on our scone recipe history page.