But really, how you might pronounce the word is largely irrelevant. We simply refer to them as the finest little baked creations in the world - and they're made fresh each day in Piccadilly.
Every morning, in preparation for the countless Afternoon Teas we serve each day, we make thousands of scones - plain, fruit and savoury too.
Made to a simple but exceptional recipe for decade upon decade, there's now no need to forego a Fortnum's scone just because you're not joining us for tea at 181 Piccadilly.
Plucked from the pages of the Cook Book, read on to discover our once-secretive, now-shared recipe - follow each step carefully and you'll soon be enjoying Fortnum's famous scones at home.