Scone Ingredients:

  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Dark brown sugar -- firmly packed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Dried currants
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Dark molasses
  • 3/4 cup Buttermilk
  • Melted butter
  • Sugar

Scone Preparation:

Preheat oven to 425F. Sift flour, dark brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt into a large bowl. Add dried currants. Melt 1/4 cup unsalted butter with dark molasses in heavy small saucepan over low heat. Combine molasses mixture with buttermilk and pour into dry ingredients. Mix dough until just blended. Gently knead dough on generously floured surface until smooth, about 20 turns. Divide dough in half. Pat out each dough piece into 5-inch diameter round. Cut each dough round into 4 wedges. Transfer dough wedges to ungreased cookie sheet, spacing 2 inches apart. Brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake until scones are just firm to the touch, about 20 minutes. Serve scones hot.

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.