I asked the maid in dulcet tone to order me a buttered scone; The silly girl has been and gone and ordered me a buttered scone. It doesn't matter how you pronounce 'scone' because one bite and the only thing you'll be saying is 'mmmmmm.' Lightly sweetened and biscuit-like with a variety of dried fruit fillings.
American style muffins make use of quickbread batter, baked in individual sized molds. Quickbreads, chemically leavened (baking soda/baking powder) as opposed to yeast leavened, were not developed until the end of the 18th century. Our sweet breakfast coffeecakes can be enjoyed on their own or with your fresh cup of joe each morning.