A variety of Scottish scones.

A variety of Scottish scones. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Scone is a small British quick bread, traditionally hailing from  Scotland. They are usually made of  wheat,  barley or oatmeal, with baking powder as a leavening agent. The scone is a basic component of the cream tea or Devonshire tea. It is generally speaking similar to but different from both a tea cake and a currant bun.

British saying: a rolling scone gathers no marmalade.