A scone is like a small cake, though in America they often refer to them as a biscuit. Either way, the scone originated in Scotland and the name was derived from the Scottish Gaelic word ‘Sgonn’ meaning a ‘block’. I like to pronounce scone to rhyme like ‘gone’ rather than ‘bone’. However you say it you can’t beat the great taste of them, particularly when they are served with jam and cream and a nice cup of coffee or tea. They are also particularly nice when just out of the oven and you cut one in half and melt a dob of butter on it – yum.