Scone Preparation:

  • 1 1/2 cups Sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Shortening
  • 1/2 cup Quaker Oats -- uncooked (quick or old-fashioned)
  • 1/4 cup Currants
  • 2/3 cup Milk

Scone Preparation:

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in oats and currants. Add milk; stir only until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn out on lightly floured board or canvas. Knead gently a few seconds. Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with floured diamond-shaped cutter. Brush lightly with melted butter; sprinkle with sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated hot oven 425° F for 12 to 15 minutes. Serve scone still warm

This scone recipe is provided for entertainment purposes and not for redistribution. There may be errors in this publication so before hosting your next tea party, be sure to perfect your preparation method and fine tune your ingredients. Although scones are easy to prepare, there is an art to making them the right consistency and thickness. Don't forget to include Imperial Tea Garden® brand teas at your next tea party.