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HONEY CURRANT SCONES

Scone Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Orange peel -- grated
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup Currants
  • 1/2 cup Sour cream
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1 Egg -- slightly beaten

Scone Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees; grease a baking sheet. Combine the flour, orange peel, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the currants. Combine the sour cream, honey and egg in a medium bowl until well blended. Stir into the flour mixture until a soft dough forms. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough 10 times. Shape the dough into an 8-inch square; cut into 4 squares and cut each in half diagonally, making 8 triangles. Place the triangles 1 inch apart on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the baking sheet. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Serve warm or cool completely.

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