Americans, too, can indulge in the British tradition of scones and tea in the afternoon — and why not? Scones are single-serving pastries that, when made well, are wonderful, flaky complements to a hot "cuppa." There are a myriad of flavors and ingredients you can use, but these seven delicious recipes (plus one for a tasty tea) are some of our favorites.
by Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso
These are simple, basic scones — a great recipe for beginners to try. Using a 3-inch round cookie cutter keeps your scones the same size and shape, and helps them cook evenly.
Per serving: 175 calories, 5g saturated fat, 20g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 1g fiber, 232mg sodium
by Frank Mentesana and Jerome Audureau
The sweet and tart flavors in these scones make them perfect to pair with a cup of strong tea in the afternoon. The authors suggest substituting dried sour cherries or candied citrus rind for the cranberries, depending on your preference.
Per serving: 532 calories, 19g saturated fat, 56g carbohydrates, 8g protein, 2g fiber, 181mg sodium
by Christopher Idone
With scallions, cream and flaked smoked trout, these unique scones are like a New York bagel turned inside out. They're sugar-free, too.
Per serving: 294 calories, 7g saturated fat, 26g carbohydrates, 11g protein, 1g fiber, 608mg sodium
by Marion Cunningham
Golden raisins (also called sultanas) and a combination of chopped dried fruit — such as apricots, prunes and figs — are added to the moist, sticky dough in this easy recipe.
Per serving: 236 calories, 8g saturated fat, 30g carbohydrates, 3g protein, 1g fiber, 231mg sodium