For as much "bad" food there is in England, the one thing they do seem to get very right here is the scone. A perfect English scone is light and fluffy, and when served warm with clotted cream and jam it is a little taste of heaven. Up against the triangular, dense scones topped with frosting or sugar that you may find at your local Starbucks in the US, the English scone is pure and doesn't compare to its US cousin in my eyes.
I was at a coffee at a British lady's house earlier this week and upon arrival, she had homemade scones coming out of her oven ready for her guests to enjoy. One bite into these scones, I knew I had to have the recipe! Luckily the kind hostess shared her recipe with me and when I woke up the next day, my first order of business was to make these English scones.They turned out quite nice and while my version was not as perfect as the ones I had enjoyed in the week, they were my best attempt at traditional English scones so far. I had a friend stop by later in the day when I made them, so she & I indulged in scones and jam with a cup of tea in the afternoon.
Here is the recipe that was shared with me which is pretty easy and quite tasty: