Creamy Buttermilk Scones

READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Beat together the buttermilk, egg and sugar.
  • Mix 3 cups flour together with the baking powder, soda and salt.
  • Add about 2/3 of the flour mixture to the buttermilk and stir well.
  • Gradually add the melted butter, incorporating it thoroughly into the mixture.
  • Stir in the remaining flour mixture and the currants.
  • A little more flour may be necessary to form a stiff dough.
  • Turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead for several minutes.
  • Separate it into 3 equal parts.
  • Shape each part into a thick circle about 4-5 inches across.
  • Cut the circles into quarters with a sharp knife, and arrange the scones on a buttered cookie sheet (I use a baking stone).
  • Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. (watch them so they don't dry out!).
  • Serve warm, or cold if you can wait that long.
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