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Scone flavorings: sweet, savory, spicy

Scones can be flavored in any of a number of ways, both sweet and savory. Give one or more of these ideas a try (flavorings are measured for 1 batch of scones), then riff on your own:

Currant scones: Add 11/2 cups dried currants. Consider soaking them in a little fruit juice or liquor before adding to the dough for a little extra flavor (Grand Marnier is wonderful).

Chocolate chip scones: Add 12/3 cups chocolate chips: Fold in semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, perhaps with some nuts or a little orange zest.

Ginger scones: Add 2 tablespoons grated ginger to give them a nice tang.

Jalapeño-cheddar: Roast, peel, seed and chop 2 jalapeños (or more), and add them to the dry ingredients along with 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese. Omit the sugar topping for savory scones.

Chive-Parmesan: Add 1/2 cup of chopped fresh chives to the dry ingredients along with 1 cup of grated Parmesan. Form the scones, then sprinkle a little more cheese over right before baking.

Prosciutto-Swiss: Chop 4 ounces sliced prosciutto and add to the dry ingredients along with 1 cup of grated Swiss cheese.

—Noelle Carter

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