Looking for the perfect scone recipe? Want to make cheese scones? Try our best recipes for sweet and savoury scones – plain and fruit-studded, small and large. Plus, we have some ideas to make American-style shortcakes that are more like scones than biscuits.
Easy scone recipes
Making your own scones is so easy with this quick and simple recipe. Make a batch of our sultana scones to share with family and friends at the weekend. Jam first or cream? It’s up to you.
Make John Torode’s Wensleydale cheese scones for a quick, savoury snack – they’ll become a crowd favourite in no time. You can easily replace the Wensleydale with cheddar, if you prefer.
With fruit or not, scones are a must-have on any afternoon tea spread. Make yours gluten free by using widely available gluten-free flour and xanthan gum.
If you’re leaning towards a savoury snack, have a go at making these Tattie scones, a classic Scottish comfort food. Take it to the next level and serve with crispy bacon and roasted tomatoes.
Stud fluffy scones with glacé cherries for easy afternoon tea bakes that the whole family will love.
Whip up a batch of these nutty savoury scones for an easy weekend treat to serve friends and family.
Ramp up your scones up by adding blueberries, crème fraîche and a zingy lemon glaze to the mix. Perfect for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea
If you’re looking for ways to switch up your scone game, check out our exciting poppy seed scones with a desirable crunchy texture.
Split a crumbly, lemon-infused shortcake in two, sandwich together with cream, strawberries and jam. The British take on the American classic!
A great bake for beginners, rock cakes are a bit like scones – just more rustic-looking, and sprinkled with demerara sugar
This savoury scone recipe is easy to make and 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.
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.
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 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.
In this take on the classic afternoon tea treat, we use American-style buttermilk shortcake which is a cousin of the scone. The filling is a simple blueberry compote and mascarpone cream.
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.
American shortcakes are more like scones than biscuits. Usually filled with strawberries and cream these pink rhubarb ones make for a great British twist.
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.
These sweetcorn and jalapeño scones are really easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes. We love them slathered in butter as a snack, or on the side of a bowl of steaming soup.