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Orange-Currant Scones Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Alexis Noffke

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
Freshly grated zest of 1 orange or tangerine
pound (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cubed
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup currants, or use raisins, dried cranberries or small chunks of other dried fruit
Egg wash (2 large eggs beaten with 1 tablespoon water)
2 tablespoons brown sugar, for sprinkling (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or baking mat, or use a nonstick pan.

Toss dry ingredients and zest together in a large bowl. Using your fingertips or a pastry cutter, rub butter and flour mixture together just until butter pieces are the size of peas and covered with flour. Make a well in the center of the bowl and pour in egg and cream. Mix ingredients together by hand until a shaggy dough is formed.

Turn out onto a floured surface and gently mix in currants, kneading dough and currants together just until incorporated.

Pat dough into a 3/4- to 1-inch-thick rectangle. Cut rectangle in half lengthwise, then cut across into 8 or 12 smaller rectangles. Place them on the baking sheet, spaced out.

Brush tops with egg wash and sprinkle with brown sugar (if using). Bake until light golden brown, about 22 minutes; rotate the pan front to back halfway through. Let scones cool slightly on the baking sheet. Serve warm or at room temperature. Eat within 24 hours.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-12 scones
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes

 

 

 

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