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Orange-Currant Scones

Orange-Currant Scones created by Elly in Canada

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

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  • Combine currants and buttermilk in a small bowl.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  1. Laf2cook
    These are very good scones. I like there size..so 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.
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  2. Elly in Canada
    Orange-Currant Scones Created by Elly in Canada
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  4. Elly in Canada
    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..
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  5. mliss29
    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!
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