While commonly associated with afternoon tea in England, scones are actually said to have originated in Scotland in the early 1500s. They were first made with oats, and were formed into large discs that were cut up into a few pieces to serve. Today, they’re more commonly crafted into small, puck-shaped portions and baked using wheat flour.
In Singapore, you’ll find plenty of places to get your hands on this beloved treat – be it with a funky local twist, or the traditional jam and clotted cream. From British-themed cafés to swanky high teas at five-star hotels to humble neighbourhood bakeries, here are some of our favourites.