Timeless Scones: A Journey Through History and Flavor🕰️

Hey Foodie Friends!
Celebrate the British Origin of Scones Day on June 10th with golden scones and delightful aromas! 🌟 Share the rich history and charming stories of scones with your family. Then, dive into a delicious recipe for cream hibiscus date scones. 🍰✨
Enjoy interactive table games, set up  a scone dipping station with various flavors, and introduce a special scone-making technique to boost everyone’s confidence in the kitchen. 
Create sweet, lasting memories with these delightful activities! 🥳🍽️💛

The History of Scones

🌟 Step into a warm kitchen filled with the aroma of freshly baked scones. Sharing the rich history and legends of scones makes baking sessions fun and educational. Let's explore the story of this beloved treat. 🥐📜

Origins in Scotland 🏴

Scones began in 16th-century Scotland, named from the Scottish Gaelic "sgonn," meaning a shapeless mass or large mouthful. Early scones were made with oats and cooked on a griddle. 🍪

Royal Legends 👑

Legend ties scones to the Stone of Destiny, used in Scottish coronations. During Queen Victoria's reign, scones became popular at elegant afternoon teas, topped with clotted cream and jam. 🍰☕️

Savoring Tradition ✨

Enjoying scones connects us to history. Each bite carries stories from the past, adding a touch of tradition to any occasion. 🕰️🥮

Gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and enjoy this delightful journey through time. Bake, share, and celebrate the rich history of scones with friends and family. 👩‍🍳👨‍🍳🎉

Date Scones with Fleur de Sel Whipped Butter

These deliciously savory date pancakes are a festive twist on a classic breakfast favorite! Combining the rich sweetness of dates with the wholesome goodness of whole wheat, each pancake is a warm hug on the plate. 🍂
Perfect for celebrating the invention of pancakes on Juneteenth, these fluffy treats are sure to bring some joy to your table. 🎉✨
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk (or milk alternative)
  • 1/2 cup chopped date
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp melted butter or oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Fleur de Sel Butter:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp fleur de sel (or coarse sea salt)
  1. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon
  2. Mix Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, combine milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla.
  3. Combine: Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Fold in dates.
  4. Cook: Heat a greased griddle over medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form, flip, and cook until golden.
  5. Make Butter: Mix softened butter with fleur de sel.
  6. Serve: Top pancakes with fleur de sel butter and your favorite toppings like maple syrup, whipped cream, or nuts.

The Food Recognition Game for Kids

🥞 Celebrate the origin of pancakes on June 10th with interactive table games that add a delightful twist to your mealtime! Just like our food identification game, where children explore ingredients through guessing, blind touch, and other fun ways, these activities will enhance the dining experience and promote interaction among guests. 🎉👨‍🍳

🧩 Try setting up a pancake puzzle activity where everyone can create their own pancake masterpiece using a variety of toppings like fruit, nuts, and syrup. 🍓🥜🍯 Alternatively, organize a pancake guessing game where guests try to guess the ingredients in a pancake recipe and the winner gets a special treat or reward. 🎁🏆

These interactive games are not just about winning; they're about fostering curiosity and expanding minds. 🧠✨ As children explore new ingredients and understand their characteristics, they'll develop a deeper appreciation for food and nutrition, encouraging them to make healthier choices. 🥗🍎

So, get ready to celebrate June 10th with these fun and educational games! They promise to bring laughter, learning, and a new understanding of the delicious world of pancakes. 🥳📚

Scone Dip Combinations


  1. Berry Blast: Pair your scone with a delightful mix of jam varieties such as strawberry, raspberry, or blueberry for a burst of fruity goodness. 
  2. Sweet Chocolate Symphony:Indulge in the rich flavors by dipping your scone in creamy chocolate sauce or hazelnut spread for a decadent treat.
  3.  Honey's Harmony:Drizzle your scone with golden honey for a touch of natural sweetness that complements the scone's traditional flavor.
Celebrate Juneteenth with joy and flavor as you create, share, and adorn your scones with these delightful dipping combinations.
 Let the freedom of taste and creativity reign this special day! 🎉🍯🍓

7 Baking Tips for Making Better Scones

🍞 Among the myriad baked goods in the breakfast pastry canon, scones are uniquely delicious in their humble simplicity. The best scones have a crisp, slightly caramelized exterior and a tender, buttery, just-sweet interior. 😋 They can be dressed up with a glaze, studded with fruit or nuts, or gently spiced. 🍓🥜✨
Whichever route you go, we're here to help you achieve scone perfection. 👩‍🍳👨‍🍳 These are F&W food editor Kelsey Youngman's favorite tips. 💡
  1. For a better rise, use cold butter — or even frozen butter. The colder the better, and that extends beyond just ingredients, too. It's ideal to have a chilled bowl and pastry cutter as well.
  2. When it comes to mixing, don't overdo it; mix until the dough just comes together. And although the food processor can help keep the temperature down, it's easy to over-mix, so use a pastry cutter instead, Youngman suggests. "It should look like pancake batter," she says. "Lumps are what you want!"
  3. Use pastry flour for the lightest scones. All-purpose plus pastry flour also works, but don't omit the pastry flour.
  4. "Once you've shaped your scones, chill them before baking," Youngman says. "You can use that time to preheat the oven so the kitchen doesn't heat up while you make the dough. The final chill relaxes the gluten which yields a tender texture. It also cools the butter down again, which is how you'll get that flaky texture."
  5. Spacing: "I usually space the scones about one inch apart if they are separate wedges. Keep 'em cozy," Youngman says. If you're making round scones, you can try baking them like cinnamon rolls, where they're actually touching, which will give you nice, soft sides.
  6. If you're adding fruit, don't use super juicy fruit, and make sure you rinse and dry it well. If you're using frozen fruit, you don't need to thaw it if the fruit is individually frozen. If the fruit is in one big chunk, however, thaw, rinse, and drain it as best as you can.
  7. As King Arthur says, "a scone is not a cupcake." Don't overbake them, and remember they're meant for clotted cream, butter, and jam!
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