I have no self-control or discipline when a plate of flaky, buttery Southern biscuits presents itself in front of me. It's a hereditary disease, passed on to me by my mother. The same can be said for British scones, which are a world of difference from American versions that tend to be dry, overly sweet, and covered in a murky glaze.
British scones, on the other hand, are quite like cousins to Southern biscuits. Unlike crispy, savory biscuits, scones tend to be crumbly, creamier, and a touch sweeter. While the scone has a delicate buttery flavor on its own, it's only appropriate to follow the British tradition of serving it with clotted cream, strawberry jam, and a cup of black tea.
After a long day of recipe developing, I sat down to enjoy a late afternoon cup of tea and scone. Now I understand why the British are so fond of tea breaks! My bergamot black tea was at once soothing and stimulating and complemented the crumbly scones in such a smooth and seamless way. I look forward to making this pick-me-up a daily routine, and you can start too by trying this British scone recipe.