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English Scones

Demonstrated by: Julia E. McCullen, (recipe from James M. Inhofe, U.S. Senator - Oklahoma).
Pau Hana Tea - March 1, 2001.

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Ingredients:

English Scones

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup currants

Directions:

  1. Preheat electric oven to 450°F.
  2. Sift flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda into a mixing bowl.
  3. Cut in shortening until mixture is the consistency of coarse crumbs.
  4. Add buttermilk and currants; form into a ball.
  5. On a floured board, knead dough for 1 minute.
  6. Roll to 3/4-inch thickness and cut into 2-inch rounds.
  7. Place rounds on ungreased baking sheets and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
  8. Serve with Mock Devonshire Cream.

Makes 12 to 15 scones.

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