I saw these biscuity scones on Smitten Kitchen and immediately started drooling. I also thought they would go well with the sweet potato and black bean soup I was making.
Mmm: these were great. The outside was crispy and scone-y, while the inside was flaky and layered like a biscuit. Awesome. Best biscuits I've ever made, although I would not call myself a biscuit expert.
The only thing I did differently is to use 1/4 C greek yogurt and 1/4 1% milk in place of the heavy cream since we didn't have any, and I didn't want to brave the rain to go to Giant to get some. The substitution seemed to work out nicely!
Also, these made some awesome ham, egg and cheese sandwiches the next morning: