Best Ever Scones Recipes

Best ever scones recipes

Who doesn't love scones? Britain's favourite teatime treat is easy to make. We've put together a collection of the best sweet and savoury scones - we're sure there's something in this collection that will tickle your fancy for afternoon tea

John Torode’s Wensleydale scones

Authentic Wensleydale is only made at the Wensleydale Creamery in Yorkshire. Make these scones for a quick, savoury snack – they’ll become a crowd favourite in no time.

Wensleydale Cheese Scones Recipe


A classic scone is a great recipe to master. These light as air scones are made with buttermilk for extra richness. Serve for an afternoon tea with clotted cream and strawberry jam.

Cheshire cheese and walnut scones

Our freezable cheese scones take just 30 minutes to bake and make a great emergency snack that cooks straight from frozen. The toasted walnuts give them a little extra crunch

Cheshire cheese and walnut scones

Paprika and manchego scones

Manchego cheese and smoked paprika give these bite-sized scones a very grown-up twist. Serve them with your favourite meal or just simply have them on their own for a quick snack.

Sage and apple scones

Savoury scones make a great alternative to serve for an afternoon tea with some good cheese and chutney. These ones are flavoured with sage and given extra texture from grated apple.

Spring onion, cheshire and mustard scone wedges

This savoury scone recipe is easy to make, and is ready in under an hour. Whether you’re expecting guests or want to treat a loved one, this spring onion scone with cheshire and mustard is perfect for entertaining and an easy sharer.

Walnut and roquefort scones

These walnut and roquefort scones combine a classic flavour combination of blue cheese and walnuts with one of our favourite tea time treats. Serve warm and slathered in melting butter.

Peanut butter and jelly scones

Peanut butter and jelly is a classic American flavour combination. This combined with an English classic to make peanut butter and jelly scones is sure to be a new favourite.

Maple syrup and smoked-bacon scones

Scones for starters? Greg Marchand of Frenchie in Covent Garden gives us the secret to his light and fluffy scones infused with maple syrup and studded with smoked bacon

olive magazine podcast ep65 – Who will win the great scone debate? Jam or cream first?!

On this week’s podcast the team explore the British tradition of afternoon tea, sharing their favourites in London, and get into a debate on which is the right way to serve scones. (Psst, cream is the right way.)

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