Blackberry Buttermilk Scones Whether pronounced SKON to rhyme with "gone" or with a long O to rhyme with "cone," this is the everyday breakfast fare of rural Ireland. The old recipes, like this one, are unfussy. You don't see a lot of farmers grating frozen butter or chilling their mixing bowls. But variations, such as brown bread scones, oatmeal scones and even fried potato scones, abound. It's hard to beat this version made with fresh blackberries and tangy buttermilk.