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Old-Fashioned Cream Scones

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!

All You FEBRUARY 2006

  • Yield: 7 (3-inch) scones
  • Cost Per Serving:$.49

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 404
  • Fat: 21g
  • Saturated fat: 12g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrate: 49g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 122mg
  • Sodium: 266mg
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