The secret to flaky crumbly scones is a trickle of vodka mixed with your wet ingredients. The secret to practicing when you do not feel like driving or waking up early (because the weather keeps changing and your face is in pain), is to commit to granny style. This term is coined from the fabulous Liz Potter and it alludes to turning it down a couple of notches. If it all goes well you might want to crank it up later on. Or not. But you do it.