Old-Fashioned Cream Scones

Old-Fashioned Cream Scones Recipe
Ready for a tea party? A baby or wedding shower? Maybe you just want to bake something special for breakfast? We have the perfect recipe-these comforting goodies pair well with a cuppa, a large mug of joe or a tall glass of cold milk. Each one is simple enough for even a novice baker and-we promise-absolutely delicious!

Yield:

7 (3-inch) scones

Nutritional Information

Calories 404
Fat 21 g
Satfat 12 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 49 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 122 mg
Sodium 266 mg

Ingredients

2 cups cake flour
1/4 cup sugar, plus 1 Tbsp. for sprinkling
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into bits
1/2 cup dried currants
2/3 cup heavy cream, plus
1 tablespoon for brushing
2 egg yolks

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk flour and 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Work in butter with fingertips or a pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in currants.

In a small bowl, whisk together 2/3 cup cream and egg yolks; stir into flour mixture with a fork until dough comes together in a ball. Knead dough in bowl three times to blend; do not overwork. On a lightly floured surface, pat dough into a 3/4-inch-thick round. Using a 2 1/2- to 3-inch cutter, cut out 5 scones and transfer to prepared baking sheet. Reshape scraps and cut 2 more scones. Brush scones with remaining 1 Tbsp. cream and sprinkle remaining 1 Tbsp. sugar on top.

Bake scones until golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before eating.

February 2006
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