Substitute 1/2 cup (125 mL) raisins, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, chopped dried cherries (not glace), apricots or prunes for currants.
Add 2 tsp (10 mL) grated lemon rind to dry mixture.
Cheese Scones: Omit sugar and currants.
Add 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper to flour mixture.
Add 1 cup (250 mL) shredded old Cheddar cheese after butter has been cut in.