What is a scone and why do we eat them in Britain? Scones are associated with England, Scotland, and Ireland. But nobody knows which country they actually come from. The first mention of a scone was by a Scottish poet named Gavin Douglas.
Scones are part of a Welsh tradition in which small round yeast cakes were cooked on stones and baked over an open fire. Early scones included oats in the center. Today's scones are made with wheat, and baked in the oven.