Cream Scones

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 7 Ratings
Serves: makes 1 dozen
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Cooking Method: Bake


2 c all purpose flour
1/4 c castor sugar, i use bakers sugar
2 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 c butter, cold. cut in pieces
1 c whipping cream
1 tsp orange zest
1/2 c currants
2 Tbsp whipping cream or 1 egg white

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Laura Spencer-Whitacre Recipe
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The Dalles, OR (pop. 13,620)
Member Since Feb 2011
Laura's notes for this recipe:
This scone recipe will melt in your mouth. delish
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Preheat oven to 375*. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together. Sift.Use your pastry blender and add the cold butter until the consistency is course and crumbly.Add 1 cup of whipping cream, stirring just till moistened. (I add a bit more cream, it depends on your flour.
now add the 1/2 cup currants and the orange zest. Turn out on lightly floured surface, and knead 4 to 5 times.( don't overwork your dough)
Roll out 3/4 inch thick and cut with rounded biscuit cutter (heart shapes are fun too)
Place each scone about 2 inches apart on a non stick baking sheet. Brush tops of the scones with the remaining 2 Tbsp.cream or the egg white. Sprinkle with sugar
Bake at 375* for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm with Devonshire cream and jams.

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user Julia Ferguson judyjellybean - Feb 15, 2012
Laura, Thanks for sharing your recipe. I love scones and a good cup of English Breakfast Tea. I'm saving this one and will make soon.
user Laura Spencer-Whitacre fuddbubbles - Feb 15, 2012
thank you again for posting it. I am still trying to learn how to get around in here, but I love it. hugs and love, laura
user Laura Spencer-Whitacre fuddbubbles - Feb 15, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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