I want to bake corn meal cherry scones for a bake sale. Can I make them the day or will they get hard?

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Frances B. May 23, 2016
I personally think scones are best the day they're baked, but still very tasty the next day, though they are a little denser and drier.

If you decide you want to bake your scones the day-of, and want to save a little time, I always mix my scone dough, shape it into a round, and freeze it. (And you can leave it frozen for upwards 1 month.) for The day before you want to bake it, put it in your fridge, and by the next morning it will be defrosted and ready to bake. Cut it into wedges, brush with egg wash and sprinkle with turbinado sugar, and put it in the oven!
 
nannydeb May 12, 2016
Check out mrslarkin's:
https://food52.com/recipes/11455-royal-wedding-scones
She has a great method of making the scones and freezing them to bake at another time. I bet if you made the scones and placed them on a baking sheet and refrigerated them you could bake them the next morning to be fresh & delicious! I use this recipe and freeze them all of the time. It's great to pop one out and bake it any morning I choose.
 
BakerRB May 12, 2016
I agree with Bascula. I find that scones are still good, but not as good after the first day. (I haven't tried any with cornmeal though.) My office bay has a rotating weekly goodie day, and my scone and biscuit method is to mix the dry ingredients and cut in the fat the night before, refrigerate, and finish the recipe in the morning. Objectively it's only saving a little time per batch, but it feels like a big head start the next day. It occurred to me that you may have to package them individually, and I can see why a day ahead would be preferred. I'd do it if I had to make a lot.
 
Bascula May 12, 2016
If you make them the day before, they will lose some of their wonderful flakiness, but I think they will still be quite tasty (assuming you store them in a covered container). I don't think they'll get hard in just one day.
 
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