Once you start making your own scones you'll never go back. While those hardened, several days old scones you get in packs at Costco are great if you're running low on time in general and just need a flaky doughy thing in your mouth fast, the best scones are fresh and homemade.
Take a look at this episode of The Minimalist with Mark Bittman to learn a delicious recipe for an English scone. Served warm from the oven, this scone goes great with marscapone cheese and jam.
Mark Bittman bakes traditional English scones, which are light, flaky and barely sweet at all.