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