My wife and I enjoyed a rosemary-lemon coffee cake at a bed and breakfast many years ago. I decided to try adapting my favorite scone recipe to capture that unusual flavor combination, and we loved the results. —David Byland, Shawnee, Oklahoma
"One lazy Sunday afternoon when I had a craving for a good biscuit or scone, I came across this recipe in an old cookbook," notes Lois Smyth of Pincher Creek, Alberta. "The scones have become a favorite in our home because they're so quick and easy to prepare. Serve them warm," she adds.
The changes in this made over recipe cut the calories by a quarter and the fat, saturated fat and cholesterol by half. But the make over scones still have a tender texture, an appealing orange flavor and tart bursts of cranberry goodness.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Pecans and oatmeal take center stage in these tender treats from Margaret Wilson. "They are delicious with jam or marmalade," says the Hemet, California reader. "I also like them with sharp cheddar cheese or a dab of relish at supper."
With a biscuit-like texture, these sweet scones are wonderful spread with butter or jam. Serve them alongside a medley of berries at your next holiday brunch…or enjoy them as an afternoon snack with a hot cup of tea.
I made these lovely scones one day when looking for a way to use up leftover pumpkin, and I was not disappointed. I often use my food processor to stir up the dough just until it comes together. It so simple to prepare this way. —Brenda Jackson, Garden City, Kansas
Cornmeal adds a slight crunch to these breakfast or brunch treats. Kathy Zielicke of Moore Haven, Florida writes, "These scones are nice with a cup of hot tea or coffee. For a change of pace, try them with the dried berries of your choice. They're sure to brighten your day."
For bridal showers or other special occasions, I often triple the recipe for these moist scones. You can try blueberries instead of chocolate chips and almonds. Or cut the dough into strips like biscotti, bake them and dip them into coffee.