You'll want to stash a few of these homemade morsels in the freezer to serve to visitors who drop in unexpectedly. "Just pop a frozen scone in the microwave for 20 seconds or so, and you have a warm treat," suggests Joan Francis of Spring Lake, New Jersey.
"When I made a friend's scone recipe, I didn't have enough milk, so I substituted hazelnut-flavored nondairy creamer and added chocolate chips," relates Elisa Lochridge from Beaverton, Oregon. "Everyone loved them!"
Serve these for breakfast or a brunch. They're also a great after-school snack. They freeze well besides—simply thaw, warm and serve when you need them.
We live in a cherry-producing region—and every guest expects to find some on our table! My husband and I have three children...20,11 and 9.
Meet the Cook: I've found you don't need to put butter on these scones...they're delicious plain and simple. I especially enjoy them in the wintertime with hot coffee or tea.
Married for 44 years, we have two grown children and five grandchildren.
-Helen Carpenter, Albuquerque, New Mexico
"These pretty biscuit-like wedges are very moist and flavorful," notes Judie Anglen, Riverton, Wyoming. "They're tasty slathered with butter, honey or jam...or use them as a base for creamed dishes," she suggests.
You'll love the appealing look and delicate texture of these lightly sweet scones. For the best results, work quickly to mix and cut them. The less you handle the dough, the more tender the scones are. They're delightful served warm with homemade lemon curd for breakfast or with a salad for lunch.
-Linda Murray, Allenstown, New Hampshire