WOW so nice! I made these as christmas gifts. I've always had problems with over-mixing, so I was thrilled when this turned out crumbly and light. I cut the recipe in half and then measured out into quart jars, including the currants. I layered my ingredients for an added visual affect, but next time will mix everything together to crumb the shortening in and then layer with the currants or other dried fruit (raspberries or blueberries). I also sprinkled a little sugar on top of the scone-round before baking, and would probably use a little less baking powder next time, but this recipe is definitely a keeper for me!