Scones may well have originated in Scotland. Or in Wales. Or in the north of England. Suffice to say that all evidence points to the British Isles.
You will hear two different pronunciations for “scone.” Which is the authentic one? They both are! The word is pronounced “skahn” in Scotland and Northern England (rhymes with gone) and “skowne” in the south of England (rhymes with own), and this is the pronunciation generally adopted by the U.S. and Canada.
How do you pronounce this wonderful treat?
Either way you pronounce it, enjoy your scone!