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2 Commonwealth Scones
3 Savoury Scones
An American scone is something halfway between a cookie and a muffin that is generally considered to be inappropriate for Devonshire tea.
The Commonwealth scone more closely resembles an American biscuit - itself not to be confused with the Commonwealth biscuit, which equates to what the Americans call a "cookie". The Commonwealth scone is still doughier than the American biscuit, and frequently includes currants or dates. The Commonwealth Scone is the basis of Devonshire tea.
The girdle scone forms a sub-variety of the Commonwealth scone.
In some countries one may also encounter savoury varieties of scone which may contain or be topped with combinations of cheese, onion, bacon etc.