Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 18 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Laf2cook January 13, 2010

Delicious scones!! We love the orange zest with the currants! A lovely texture, just sweet enough. Great served with butter and a cup of tea..

Elly in Canada September 28, 2009

Very nice! I made them as directed except I forgot about the milk and sugar until they had been in the oven 15 minutes or so. A little late! But they were great anyway. I didn't have any oranges, so I used a Tbsp of dried orange peel. I think fresh would be zestier, but this was fine. And I faked the buttermilk by pouring about 3/4 Tbsp vinegar into the measuring cup before pouring in milk. Yummy and not too sweet. I think I'll go have another! Thanks!

mliss29 July 16, 2008

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