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Jul 26

Currant Scones

Have you ever eaten a currant? What about a currant scone?

I hadn’t until we got a big sack of them in our Ricky and Lucy’s bi-weekly vegetable box (see this post for more info). I looked up a couple recipes for currants, but came up short. I loved the blueberry scones I made here on Easter morning, so I thought I’d try substituting the blueberries for currants and create currant scones!

They turned out really well. Currants aren’t overly sweet or tart so it was a perfect addition. I like to think this breakfast treat is health because it has fruit inside. That counts, right?

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Ingredients for Currant Scones

  • 2 1/2 cups baking mix, see recipe or Bisquick
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen currants
  • All-purpose flour, for work surface
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Scones: Whisk together the baking mix and sugar in a large bowl. Mix in the butter with your hands or a pastry blender until the butter is the size of peas. Beat the eggs well with the 1/4 cup milk in a small bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine until just blended. Do not over mix. Gently fold in the currants. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and pat into a 3/4-inch thick square. Cut into 4 squares, then cut each square into 2 triangles. Arrange the scones on an ungreased baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and let cool a bit before glazing.

For the glaze: Whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla until smooth. Pour evenly over the warm scones. Transfer to a serving platter and serve.

Eric loves these!  He especially loves sitting down with a nice cup of coffee on a Saturday Morning enjoy some currant scones!

1 comment

  1. mom

    They were delicious! I should have had some this morning before we left! You fixed such a nice breakfast, I forgot about them. I should have fixed YOU breakfast for your birthday, but you wouldn’t let me. Love ya!

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