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Cream Scones

Christy Rost

 

Ingredients:
2 ½cups flour
3tablespoons sugar
2 ½teaspoons baking powder
1teaspoon salt
½cup cold unsalted butter
1/3cup dried currants
1egg
1cup heavy whipping cream
½teaspoon vanilla
1tablespoon water
2tablespoons sparkling sugar or granulated sugar
seedless raspberry jam and whipped cream

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Slice butter into 8 pieces; cut into flour mixture with a pastry blender until butter is pea-size. Stir in currants.

In a small bowl, beat egg slightly with a fork; stir in cream and vanilla. Pour cream mixture all at once into flour mixture, stirring to form a soft dough. Do not overmix.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured pastry cloth or counter and knead a few times until smooth. Flecks of butter should still be visible. Roll dough to a 3/ 4-inch thickness. Cut with a 2 1/ 4-inch biscuit cutter and place scones on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

Whip egg and water in a small bowl to form an egg wash. Brush mixture over top of scones. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar or granulated sugar. Bake 15-17 minutes until scones are puffed and golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature with jam and sweetened whipped cream.

Recipe makes approximately 15 scones.

Category: Breads & Pastries | Breakfast