Scones

As most patrons of coffee houses know it, a scone is a dense Scottish quickbread. It can be cinnamon-dusted, berry-dotted, or glazed, and it does vie with biscotti as a righteous coffee companion. But in Utah, a scone is something else altogether. It resembles (and is no doubt descended from) the sopaipilla of New Mexico and Navajo fry bread found in much of the Southwest. A puffy, deep-fried pillow of sweet yeast dough that develops a slightly crisp skin around airy insides, it is served hot from the kettle accompanied by a pitcher or squeeze bottle of honey. Utah’s modern scone shops offer them dolloped with jelly and jam and even alamoded with ice cream.

Restaurants With This Dish

Pioneer Coffee Company

CLE ELUM, WA

Wild Flour Pastry

CHARLESTON, SC

Dark, syrup-sweet pecan pie is further sweetened by a crowd of chocolate chips (and, not seen, bourbon).
Red Truck Rural Bakery

MARSHALL, VA

McKay Cottage Restaurant

BEND, OR

Drip

COLUMBIA, SC

Thunderbird Restaurant

ORDERVILLE, UT

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