Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
These scones are quick to make and very moist! Someone gave me the inspiration for this years ago.
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 2 3⁄4 cups unbleached white flour
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 3⁄4 cup sour milk (mix 1T lemon juice with enough milk to make 3/4 cup)
- 1⁄4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
- 2⁄3 cup currants
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon water
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Cut butter into little pieces in large bowl.
- With pastry blender, mix flour, sugar, and baking powder into butter.
- Using fork, quickly and gently stir in milk and yogurt just until dough clings together.
- Turn dough onto a floured surface (dough will be STICKY!).
- Gently knead in currants, taking care not to overwork dough.
- Halve dough and pat each half into a 6-inch circle.
- Cut each circle into 8 wedges.
- Place wegdes on a floured baking sheet, making sure they do not touch.
- In a small bowl, beat together the egg yolk and water.
- Brush mixture over wedges.
- Bake in 400 F oven for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden.
OMG YUM! I used vanilla yogurt (why not?) and dried cranberries. My boyfriend loved them.
Great recipe! I did substitue buttermilk for the sour milk and I put cinnamon and nutmeg in with dry ingredients and diced apples instead of currents. After brushing tops of scones with yolk/water mixture, I sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Made them for my Grannie Bride for her 85th. Thanks for sharing.
You have no idea how thrilled I was to find this recipe... I'd given up on making soda bread for an Irish dinner last week. (Nearly impossible in an electric oven.) These scones are so similar in texture to soda bread; nice little crunch on the outside, soft and moist on the inside. Turned out great in the electric oven! I couldn't find currants, so I used Craisins and chopped-up apricots. The scones are superb with a little orange marmalade & a big glass of milk. :) Thanks SO much for posting this, tappies! :)