Currant Scones

  • 3 cup self rising flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried currents
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup whipping cream image placeholder

Preheat oven to 400° F. Butter 2 heavy large cooky sheets. Sift flour into bowl. Mix in both sugars and currants. Add butter and rub in with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. stir in enough cream to form soft, slightly sticky dough.

Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead until just combines. Gather sough into ball; flatten into disk. Roll out to thickness of 3/4 inch. Cut out rounds using 2 inch round cookie cutter. Gather scrapes and reroll and floured surface.

Cut out additional rounds. Transfer rounds to prepared sheets, spacing evenly, can be prepared 4 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bake scones until puffed and golden brown, about 12 minutes. Cool on rack - can be prepared 6 hours ahead; store airtight. Wrap in foil and reheat in 350° F oven before serving).

Offer cream here, with assorted jams for the scones and crumpets. Crumpets can be processed in the refrigerator section of some supermarkets.

Submitted by: Recipe Group Member