Currant Scones

Currant Scones

Serves 8

Whether at a holiday brunch or with afternoon tea, scones deliver a rich and satisfying treat. Serve these classic currant scones with sweet butter and raspberry preserves or tart marmalade. Oats add hearty texture.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, more for dusting work surface
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, more for baking sheet
  • 1 cup currants
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Butter a baking sheet. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine flour, oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, 1/4 cup sugar and brown sugar and mix on low speed for 1 minute. Add butter and mix on low speed for another minute. Stir in currants.

In small bowl, blend egg and milk together, then add to the dry ingredients. Mix just until dough comes together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Dust hands with flour and knead dough a few times until ingredients are well incorporated. Pat dough into an 8-inch circle, about 1/2-inch thick, and sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of granulated sugar. Cut into 8 wedges and place on baking sheet.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until scones are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of a scone comes out clean. Cool scones on a wire rack for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 scone, 290 calories (120 from fat), 13g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 55mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 13g sugar), 5g protein
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