Monday, March 25, 2019

Old Fashioned Currant Scones

A favorite with my family.
My Mom made these often.
These old fashioned scones
are sure to disappear fast.
Great for Afternoon Tea.

The currants may be substituted for raisins.

2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar

1/2 cup currants or raisins. 

1/4 cup butter 

2 eggs
1/3 cup milk or cream.

Heat Oven to 450 deg. F.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, 
baking powder, salt and sugar.

Cut in butter.

Add the currants

Combine the eggs and milk together.

Add the egg mixture, to the flour mixture to form a dough.
(reserve a little to brush on top)

Pat or roll about 1/2 to 3/4  inch thickness.

Cut out the scones with a cookie cutter.

Place the scones on cookie sheet 
lined with parchment paper,
and brush the top with a little milk.

Bake 12-15 minutes,
or until tops are browned.

Served with homemade Currant Jelly

Thanks for your visit xo

As requested:
Below is a package photo of the currants that I bought,
 available at Provigo or Maxi stores in Canada.
On the package it is indicated "Product of Greece"

Currants are dried berries of the small, sweet, seedless grape cultivar black corinth. Very similar to raisins.

A raisin is a dried grape.
Raisins are produced in many regions of the world and may be eaten raw or used in cooking baking and brewing.
Raisins are from the dried dark coloured large grape.
Sultana, or golden raisins are from golden coloured dried grape.
The raisins we buy, are Product of U.S.A.

In the photo below:
Currants ~ Raisins ~ Golden Raisins

To view my blog on my homemade Jelly,
click here.

Thanks for your visit xo



Tanza Erlambang said...

I like scones...yummy.
have a great day

Thelma said...

Thanks Tanza. Happy Spring!

Marilyn Miller said...

Yummmm! They look delicious!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love scones! These look picture perfect. I’ll be trying this recipe. Thanks, Thel!

Kippi O'Hern said...

Yum, these are beautiful. I want some so I will be pinning these.
Happy Spring,
Kippi #kippiathome

Thelma said...

Thanks Kippi. Happy Spring to you also. xo

French Ethereal said...

YUM!!! I had to go look up the difference between currants and raisins but that was part of today's fun. Happy to feature your wonderful recipe this week for Share Your Style #202, Thel. <3

Happy spring,
Barb :)

Sandra said...

Looks delicious. Have a happy week.

Naomie Moore said...

Love scones! These look super yummy. Where all do you find currants year round? In my area they only turn up on the shelves during the Thanksgiving and Christmas, New Year holidays.

Thelma said...

Hi Naomie. They are available in the stores here in Canada year around. I will post a photo of my bag on the blog. It is written on the package, "a product of Greece". I find them at the Maxi Store here. Thanks for your visit.

Thelma said...

What a wonderful surprise to be featured. It is a delight and honour to be part of your lovely party. Thanks for hosting Barb. xo

Naomie Moore said...

Oh Thelma! Thanks so much! I will keep looking! 🤗


Thanks for sharing your great looking scones ! Pinning.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

These look sooooo good and I love family recipes!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


Thank you for sharing this great recipe for scones !
Have a nice week.

Jean | said...

Thelma, your scones look perfect. And I'm a scone-noisseur! I usually make wedges, but your not-too-large rounds are good, too.

Jennifer@MyFlagstaffHome said...

This recipe sounds amazing! I love scones. Thanks so much for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home.

Anonymous said...

I used this recipe to make the scones but substituted the currants with dried cranberries and added a splash of fresh lemon juice …. They turned out sooo good and were delicious!!