Orange-Currant Scones

READY IN: 28mins
Recipe by southern chef in lo

This Scottish quickbread is spiced with currants and orange essence. Do not overwork this dough.

Top Review by Laf2cook

These are very good scones. I like there many scones are huge but these are just perfect. The orange peel adds a very nice zest.I really like that they are not too sweet. I didn't have currants so I used raisins but they are quite good maybe just slightly different...a little more sweet. Over all a very good tea time treat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine currants and buttermilk in a small bowl.
  2. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients, stirring well. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Gradually add currants and buttermilk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  3. Turn dough on lightly floured surface and knead 4 or 5 times. Pat dough to 3/4 inch thickness and cut with 3 inch biscuit cutter. Place scones on lightly greased baking sheet, brush scones with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400°F for 18 minutes or until golden.

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