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8 Scones That Will Make You Feel Super Fancy (Recipes)

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Imagine yourself taking a bite out of a perfect scone, savoring a sublime medley of flavors between sips of hot, milky black tea. Mmm ...

And no, I'm not talking about those stale, heavy dry ones you can buy at the grocery store. I'm talking about something still warm from the oven that has a perfectly tender and fluffy yet slightly dense bite. 

Whether you enjoy them for breakfast, dessert or tea, scones are great, and making them is a totally do-able feat -- in fact, it's probably easier than you think. So stop buying those cheapo dried-out ones from the store and let's get baking!

1. Minneola Tangelo-Buttermilk Scones

Wow, these softly refreshing citrus scones are a winner! Since you use the flesh, zest and juice of the tangelo (or mandarin orange or tangerines, if you want), you'll really get a big orange pop, and it's an absolute delight.

2. Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

You might have had good blueberry scones before -- if not, you'll need to make these right away. But if you've never had them with a bright, sweet lemon glaze, you're surely missing out. If you'd like, you can sprinkle a few poppy seeds or grated bits of lemon zest on top of the freshly glazed scones for good measure.

3. Whole-Wheat and Thyme Scones with Camembert and Cranberry Compote

Herbs, tart fruit, honey and cheese?? YES PLEASE. Think of this like a sweet cheese plate 2.0. It's such a good combo!

4. Matcha Scones

WOW. I'm going to have a huge dilemma with these: Do I eat them with green tea, a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream, or some scrumptious iced milky Early Grey? Tough decisions ...

5. Strawberries and Cream Scones

One of the best-ever classic flavor combinations is as amazing in scone form as it is in all other iterations. You'll love these sweet treats.

6. Small World Coffee's Ginger Scones with Cardamom

Craving something a bit bold and deliciously hard to forget? Go with these sassy, spiced delights!

7. Honey Cream Scones

They're simple. They're easy. You can make them plain or mix anything you want into them: white chocolate and cherries, ham and cheese, chopped fruit … ANYTHING!

8. Chocolate and Cranberry Scones

You've probably had cranberry scones before. It's a classic! But there's a good chance you've never had them quite like this -- slightly sweet, tart and deeply chocolate to boot! It's a fabulous combination!

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