Let’s face it, the scone is a British staple that’s been horribly abused in the America. Go to a chain bake shop, ask for a scone, and you’ll likely be handed a giant, thick-as-a-brick wedge of flour and (probably) shortening. Most often, they’re crumbly, dry and almost totally flavorless. No wonder Americans, by and large, detest the things. It’s time they were reclaimed for civilization.