Currant Scones


Scones by FashionableHostess

These delicious scones are the perfect sweet start to your morning. Whether you have a busy week of work ahead and want to make an easy prepared breakfast to take on the go, or you are planning to host a decadent brunch for friends and want a gorgeous display of home-cooked pastries, these are perfect for either occasion!   Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (about 9 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar. (Low-cal substitute: 2 tablespoons granulated Splenda)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces (I used Land O Lakes Light Butter)
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/3 cup dried currants
  • 2 teaspoons fat-free milk
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar  (Low-cal substitute again: granulated Splenda)

Currant Scones

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Combine flour, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; stir with a whisk.
  3. Add softened Butter.
  4. Combine 1/2 cup milk, vanilla, and egg white in a separate bowl.
  5. Add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist (dough will be soft).
  6. Sprinkle with dried currants. With floured hands, knead 4 times or just until the currants are incorporated.
  7. Pat dough into an 8-inch circle on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or sprayed with PAM. Cut dough into 12 wedges.
  8. Brush 2 teaspoons of milk over the surface of the dough with a marinating brush; sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar.
  9. Bake at 425° for 17 minutes or until golden.
  10. Serve warm, or allow to cool to take on the go. Enjoy (with Jam or Butter!)

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