The King's Scones With Currants Recipe

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 24 mins

This Currant Scone recipe is from the romantic Castle Marne Bed and Breakfast in Denver. They are as exquisite as the B&B.


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt until thoroughly blended.
  2. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse cornmeal.
  3. Stir in the currants.
  4. Make a well in the center on the flour mixture and add the buttermilk all at once. Stir with a fork until the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl; Gather the dough together with your hands into a ball; Put on a lightly floured board and roll or pat into a circle; Using a small heart shape or daisy shaped cookie cutter cut into individual scones.
  5. Place 1 1/2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet; If you wish, brush the tops of half the scones with cream; Lightly sprinkle on a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
  6. Bake in 425 degree oven for 12 minutes and turn and bake 12 minutes; Tops are lightly brown.
  7. Serve warm with creme fraiche, raspberry butter or lemon curd.
Most Helpful

I made a 1/2 recipe of this and used some raisins I've been soaking for a few months in vanilla-scented vodka, instead of the currants. They are everything a scone should be, a bit dry and crisp on the outside, with a fine, tender crumb within. We enjoyed these for breakfast, slathered with butter and strawberry jam.

evelyn/athens May 26, 2007

I made a half recipe just for DH and used the full sugar and fat content. As he doesn't enjoy the taste of liquor I used heated apple juice to soak the currents in and for the top I just just brushed on egg white and sugar without the cinnamon. Instead of cutting the scones out I made a round of dough about 3/4 of an inch thick and cut 6 wedges as we prefer the wedge shaped scones. They baked up beautifully- high, golden and light and there are lots of currants in them. DH said that they have to be worth at least 5 stars and why didn't I make the full batch!. Normally it would be unlikely that he would finish 6 before they went stale and hard. This is a wonderful scone recipe.

Annacia January 09, 2007

These are the best scones I've ever had! Dh said "these are better than Starbucks!" This easy-to-make recipe makes a lot of dough which I found easier to handle in sections, but they are scrumptous! We will be having these often! Thanks for sharing~

ellie_ January 22, 2006