I used to make these in my dorm kitchen in college, and they were always a big hit. They are easy and fast enough to throw together for a quick breakfast, and they also freeze very well. The scones are like a sweet biscuit, and they are great if you want to add berries or currants to them. They also make the perfect shortcake!
2 C flour
1/3 C sugar
1 Tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4- 1 1/2 C heavy cream*
1/2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and pour in 1 1/4 C cream. Fold in with a fork, stirring as little as possible until a shaggy, soft dough forms. Add more cream if necessary.
Drop batter onto an ungreased baking sheet about 2" apart. Brush tops with a little cream and bake until golden, about 15 minutes.
*I have made them with milk as well, and it works just fine!