HL Bakeshop’s Currant Scones

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 oz (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup dried currants
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup + 1 Tbsp heavy cream

These simple scones are so easy to make and come together in a snap, making them perfect for breakfast or tea time!  Feel free to substitute other dried fruits for the currants, or use fresh currants for a zippier flavor!

Preheat oven to 425°F.  Combine first five ingredients in large bowl.  Grate butter over dry ingredients, occasionally tossing with the dry mix to keep the butter from clumping together.  Add the currants and stir to combine.  Add the buttermilk and heavy cream and stir until uniformly moistened.  Place on a floured surface and gently knead until the dough comes together.  Cut dough into 12 triangles or rounds.  Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet until golden brown, about 12-15 minutes.