When you hear the words scones, two images probably come to your mind, one is of England and one is of having a nice cup of tea, and a scone on the side. At least that is what I imagine when I think about making scones.
While true scones were invented/created in England, what you probably did not know, that unlike the American scone which is shaped into a long triangle shape, in England they are prepared round. Round is the shape that will be easily duplicated in the air fryer. So, that is good news, my friends, we can make “traditional English Scones.”Because getting the triangle shape in the air fryer would pose a challenge.
The other way that scones are different than American muffins or other pastries is that a scone is actually a mix of biscuits and cookies. They are easy to eat, which is great in the American culture of grab and go breakfast.
One of the best things for me and my family is when I do make scones, I always make a double batch, which allows me and my family to have a dessert at night, with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and when you put them into a Ziploc bag, they stay nice and fresh for the morning’s breakfast. So, you get a two for one.
From my reading about scones, before I started preparing this blog post, I found out that the word scone comes from a variety of different ways (thank you Wikipedia)
- Dutch word schoonbrood, which means a fine, white bread
- Middle Dutch word, schoon, bright bread
- Gaelic word-sgonn, which means a shapeless mass
- Middle-low German-schonbrot, fine bread
- Or it could be simply be named scone, after the town of Scone in Scotland.
We will never know where the name comes from, but we will learn over the course of time that there are so many varieties of scones, that the only limit is your imagination.
From Sweet scones to savory scones, they all pair well with homemade spreads and of course tea.
I hope you and your family come to love scones as much as me and my family.
Here are the simple steps to make it then your own air fryer,
Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Everyone always asks me how I get an air fryer scone pan that fits into my basket, well here is my hack—
If you have the Omni Air Fryer, By Instant Pot or another large Air Fryer Oven, this is the pan, I already had from my days of using an oven, and it’s one of my favorite pieces, so of course, I pulled it out for this recipe,
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This is such an easy recipe, and this makes a great breakfast. If you have not tried homemade scones in the air fryer, you are truly missing out.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (omit if using salted butter)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Then add the butter, egg, buttermilk, vanilla extract, and mix well.
- Fold in the blueberries.
- Generously spray your scone pan (see items used to find this) with olive oil spray.
- Fill the scone cavity with the batter. Be sure to press the ends in, so the batter is in the entire cavity.
- Set the filled scone pan in your air fryer basket or on your air fryer tray, set the timer to 12 minutes at 320 degrees F, air fryer setting. Check and make sure they are fully cooked before removing, The exact time will depend on your air fryer.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
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