Welcome to my Air fryer Strawberry Scones Recipe. Delicious best of British strawberry and cream filled scones. Perfect for afternoon tea or a creamy dessert. Bringing you back to amazing British home baking at its best.
I can’t remember the first time I experienced British Scones, just that they were always part of my daily diet and were a staple for many Brits.
When I was 11 years old and started secondary school, it was the first thing you ever learnt how to make in cookery class because it was so easy. The basic mixture is made up of flour, butter and milk and a little seasoning.
I mean how easy is that?
Then if you want cheesy ones then add a bit of cheese, or more sweet ones add some sugar and raisins.
Or my favourite way to have them is to add some herbs and some mustard and a little wine and serve them over a big fat beef stew. Or if you were having an Irish stew to use some leftover beer instead.
But my best ever scone recipe moments are with my Grandparents. My Grandma would bake them with me. There would be a mix of the traditional rock buns or the cheese variety.
So good and there was nothing better than tucking into a warm cheesy scone. Of course there was nothing better than a warm cheese scone with MORE cheese. As that was always the law. Or for the ultimate moment….more butter too!
Then when my Grandma passed away when I was 18 in the year 2000, My Grandad started taking me out for a mid morning scone. We would head out to a nice tearoom and have a cheese scone (or a piece of quiche) with a warm cup of tea. Talk about Yorkshire foodie heaven.
In this Airfryer Cheese Scone recipe we will be using the basic scone mixture, sweetening it up a bit and then cooking it in the Airfryer. Once it is cooked fill it with strawberries and cream and have a real British Scone moment!
British Scones Vs American Biscuits
If there is one debate between British food and American food that needs explaining it has to be the British Scone vs the American Biscuit. I have heard so much wrong information over the years that I believe it has completely confused people.
I think they get talked about so frequently because of how alike they look, yet their flavours and uses are some what different.
American Biscuits tend to be used as an alternative to the British dumpling. It is served with a meal such as American Chicken & Dumplings. Where as the British dumpling will be served inside a beef stew or hotpot.
The only similar British alternative is the cobbler scone that is used as an alternative to the dumpling in meals such as a beef cobbler.
British Scones comes in a lot of varieties. There are the rich scones with raisins that you often find in cafes, the cheese variety that many British kids learn to cook at school and plain scones that are used as a basis for many different recipes. There are of course many other varieties but those are the most common.
British Scones are most common as a savoury food as are American biscuits. British Scones tend to be very flour based and many are egg free and have a small amount of butter, compared to American Biscuits which has a much bigger buttery flavour.
Both the British Cheese Scone and the American Biscuit are perfect as a side for a casserole or stew. And are very similar in many ways.
So next time you are travelling to the other country, you now know what to expect and what to ask for!
Airfryer Strawberry Scones Recipe
- Place the flour, butter and sugar into a mixing bowl. Rub the butter into the sugar and flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Then add the vanilla essence and then enough milk to make a soft dough.
- Make into 4 equal sized dough balls that resemble scone shapes.
- Place in the Airfryer inside your baking pan and cook for 10 minutes at 180c/356f.
- Once cooked allow to cool for a couple of minutes on a cooling rack.
- Then cut in half and fill them with fresh strawberries, whipped cream and some strawberry jam.