Crappy day scones

Sure is ugly out. Made some scones. What else are ya gonna do?

Cream scones with currants

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar plus extra for tops
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp fine salt
  • 6 tbsp cold unsalted butter cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1/4 cup currants
  • 2 tsp finely grated orange zest
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup heavy cream plus extra for brushing


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk flour with sugar, baking powder and salt in bowl.
  3. Toss the butter with the flour mixture to coat
  4. Using your fingers, rub in the butter until the mixture is like a coarse meal.
  5. Add the currants and zest and mix
  6. Beat the egg with the cream and stir into flour mixture to make a loose dough
  7. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a 6″ round
  8. Cut into 8 wedges and place on baking sheet leaving space between
  9. Brush tops with cream and sprinkle with sugar
  10. Bake until golden, 12 to 15 minutes

One Comment on “Crappy day scones”

  1. Lee Ann says:

    Looks really good Tom. Will definitely have to try it out.

    Lee Ann

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