Mini Orange-Currant Scones

Mini Orange-Currant Scones
Mini Orange-Currant Scones

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

16

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

16

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4

    cup sugar

  • 3

    teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 8

    tablespoons cold unsalted butter - (1 stick) cut small pieces

  • 1/2

    cup currants

  • 1

    egg

  • 1/2

    cup heavy cream

  • Zest of 1 orange

  • Granulated or turbinado sugar for sprinkling

Directions

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a mini scone pan. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and pulse to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles pea-size crumbs. Transfer to a large bowl, add the currants and stir to mix. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, cream and orange zest until blended and add to the flour mixture. Using a fork, stir to form large, moist clumps of dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and press together with your hands until the dough comes together. Roll out the dough, flouring as needed, into a 9-inch square about 3/4 inch thick. Cut into 4 equal-size squares, then cut each square diagonally into 4 triangles. Press each triangle into a well of the prepared pan. Sprinkle each scone lightly with sugar. Bake until the scones are golden, about 25 minutes. Invert the pan onto a wire rack and lift off the pan. Let the scones cool for 10 minutes before serving. This recipe yields 16 mini scones.

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