Scones, Or Scons?
According to Webster’s Dictionary, scones are said to have originated in Scotland in the 1500’s. In fact the Oxford English Dictionary suggests that the word originally came into use in 1513. There are two differing pronunciations for the word – “scon” (rhymes with “gone) and “scone” (ryhmes with “phone”). In British English the two variations are used according to both regional and class associations, but in general terms, the first version is associated with the northern parts of England, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The second version is associated with southern parts of England, America (US English) and Irish natives.
Scones are a standard addition to the traditional Devonshire Tea and are generally served with jam and cream. A little sweetener is sometimes added and this can also be in the form of currants, sultanas, raisins or dates. Scones can also be served as a savoury treat, with either cheese or potato added.
Easy Matcha Scone Recipe
For our scones, we decided to shake it up a little and take a less traditional approach by adding some QTea Matcha Green Tea Powder. The irony is that Matcha is absolutely packed with health benefits and is known as a superfood, but we chose to serve our scones with more than modest lashings of strawberry jam and cream.. Oh well.. we did also add some fresh strawberries for additional goodness..!
- 1 cup of self raising flour well packed
- 1 300ml jar of cream
- 1 tbspn Matcha green tea powder
- Combine flour with Matcha powder and mix well to break up any lumps
- Add the jar of cream and mix well until a dough consistency (add more flour if your mixture is still a little sticky)
- Roll mixture out on benchtop, cut out your scones (we cut ours into heart shapes ❤ ) and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper
- Cook in preheated moderate oven until well risen and slightly browned
- Serve with jam and cream or fresh fruit of your choice
If you have a favourite scone recipe that you prefer to use, simply add 1 tablespoon of Matcha Green Tea Powder to your dry ingredients!