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This week's recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

May 5, 2012 |  6:00 am


You don't need a mix for homemade scones
This week, Food shares the secrets to great homemade scones:

Simple as they may be, there is an art to a great scone, and it starts with ingredients. Don't bother with a packaged mix — it should take no more than a few minutes to gather the six or so ingredients you'll need, and you have more room to be creative when you work from scratch.

Consider any of a variety of flavorings to make your scones sweet or savory. Best of all, scones can be baked ahead of time, ready to go whether you're serving them for brunch or a simple snack, even afternoon tea. And they're perfect if you're thinking about what to make Mom for Mother's Day!

This week's recipes include:

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Photo: Scones. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times