Nova Scotia Scones

Recipe by Scandigirl
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READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 15 scones
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Dry Ingredients
  • 4
    cups flour
  • 1 12
    teaspoons baking soda
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 3
    tablespoons sugar
  • 13
    cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 14
  • Wet Ingredients
  • 1
  • 1 12
  • 2
    tablespoons milk, to brush on scones
  • clotted cream or whipped cream, to serve
  • preserves, to serve
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Lightly flour a baking sheet.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Sprinkle the butter pieces over the flour mixture and cut with pastry blender until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Blend in currants and make a well in the centre.
  • Beat the egg with one cup of the buttermilk in a small bowl and pour into the well.
  • Stir the flour mixture until just combined adding more buttermilk if too dry.
  • Form the dough into a rough ball and knead 8- 10 times until blended.
  • Roll and pat dough to 3/4" thickness and cut into 2 1/2" rounds being careful not to twist the cutter.
  • Transfer rounds to baking sheet.
  • Brush tops with milk and bake until golden for 15 minutes.
  • Transfer to cooling rack and serve warm with clotted cream or whip cream and preserves.
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