Scones may have been named for the Stone of Destiny (Scone), where Scottish kings were once crowned. Traditional Scottish scones are made with oats, shaped into triangles and baked in a griddle. In England, Scotland and Ireland, scones are served for breakfast or with afternoon tea. There are as many different versions of scones, both sweet and savory, as there are people baking them. This cranberry loaf is just one-fruit-filled variation.
Dairy products make baking goods tender; sour cream adds extra richness to this recipe.
To make Cranberry-Pecan Scone Loaf, add 1/2 cup chopped pecans to the batter.