Sweet Utah Scones

I heard the call over the public address system at the store while getting lunch – ‘sweet Utah scones, with different toppings’….and I needed no encouragement – field work has a way of making you hungry and these will satisfy any sugar cravings, and squash that feeling of homesickness that is slowly creeping up on me.

These scones are nothing like their British namesake however – they are a chewy, yeast-leavened treat that are wonderful topped with honey butter, chocolate sauce, or strawberry cream cheese….or all of them, all at once!


They remind me of doughnuts and yet taste different, have more stretch and are on my Sunday Brunch list! I know the kids would love ’em.

I’ve also tried biscuits and gravy, apparently they are not the preserve of the American South. These hits are also similar to British scones but are typically served with Sausage patties and country-style gravy, which is thick and creamy. Also they are crumblier than Britsih scones and less sweet.

Once again, my eyes are open to the fact that one name means different things in different places.


The Bookcliffs are awesome – everyday I spot a sculpture in the rock face…..a few days ago, it was this turtle head! I’ve seen lions and cats and other rock animals, even an alligator. Or was it a crocodile now?


And this photo is for my wonderful family…..I’m missing you all! Lots of love.

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  1. So many names for the same thing! I know how it goes, when watching the BBC I could use a translator to really understand it all! Never heard of a Utah scone but it looks delicious!

  2. I miss you mama you look fab hope to see you soon. Please by me roller skates lots and lots of love 9000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 times DIAH

    Good afternoon Mama, how are you? I hope you’r fine.Have you bought my Barbie Doll and Tea set? What did you do today? Please try to get me a phone,THANKS MAM LOTS OF LOVE,3500000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
    From you’r lovely daughter Riobo.

    I love you its Danny. I miss hope to see you soon love Danny 18 times love from Danny

  3. Love the Utah sky! (and the scones &biscuits, but am on a diet so not allowed to look at the pics for too long or read your descriptions twice). Enjoy your American adventure.

  4. Being transplanted in Montana I had to relearn what scones meant also. I was used to the traditional British style…when I saw yeast based ones I, like you, likened them more to a donut. Your so close to me now….will you ever travel to Montana?

  5. Girl! You look FANTASTIC!!! 🙂 I’m so happy you’re having such a great time. I absolutely adore biscuits and gravy. I think it may be the best breakfast contribution America has given to the world. 🙂

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