American Scones vs British Scones
My mother is British, so these peaches and cream scones are nothing like what I grew up with. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I even learned about the type of scone that we tend to enjoy here in the United States. There is a real difference between what the British call a “scone” (rhymes with “gone”) and what North Americans think of when they hear the word “scone” (rhymes with “own”) and it’s not just how it is pronounced. (This great article from Cook’s Illustrated goes into more detail.) I grew up with British scones that were enjoyed with lots of clotted cream and strawberry jam, but I’ve grown to really adore the North American version and all the variations you can make. Peaches and cream scones is a variation of my Morning Scones, but with sweet ripe peaches inside and out and decadent whipped cream. Yum!