Stir 3/4 cup raisins, snipped dried cherries, currants, or other chopped dried fruit into the flour mixture before adding the cream. Continue as directed in recipe above.
Prepare scones as directed except after brushing the wedges with the cream, sprinkle with 2 teaspoons poppy seed or sesame seed, instead of sugar. Continue as directed in recipe.
In a small mixing bowl combine 1/2 cup walnuts, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Using a pastry blender or two table forks, cut in 1 tablespoon cold butter until mixture is crumbly. Stir in nuts. Sprinkle streusel mixture on top of uncut circle of dough. Omit brushing dough with additional cream. Use your fingers or your hands to gently press streusel mixture into dough. Cut circle into wedges and continue as directed in recipe.