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       Title: CURRANT SCONES THE PAINTED TABLE
  Categories: Scones
       Yield: 16 servings
 
    2.75 c  Unsifted all-purpose flour
    0.50 c  Sugar
    1.00 tb Baking powder
    1.00 t  Salt
    2.00    Sticks (8 oz) cold butter,
            Cut into tablespoon-sized
            Pieces
    0.75 c  Currants
    2.00 lg Eggs
    0.67 c  Whipping cream
    1.00 tb Sugar
 
   In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut
   in butter with a pastry blender, or with your fingers, until texture
   resembles coarse meal. Add currants and milk.
 
   Lightly whisk eggs and cream together; add to dry ingredients.
   Combine with large wooden spoon or with hands until dough barely
   holds together; do not overmix. (Dough should be slightly sticky, not
   dry. Add a little more cream if necessary.) Grease a baking sheet or
   line with parchment paper. Portion the dough by using an ice cream
   scoop, or divide the dough in half and pat into 2 flattened disks.
   Cut each disk into 8 triangular shaped scones. Place on the prepared
   baking sheet and sprinkle the tops with sugar.
 
   Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven about 20 minutes, until golden
   brown. Cool slightly before serving.
 
   Notes: May be made in a food processor...follow directions until
   liquids are added. Add liquid but do not process long after dough has
   gathered together. Remove from bowl and knead very gently and very
   little until smooth. Very, very good!!!
 
   Per serving (excluding unknown items): 134 Calories; 4g Fat (27%
   calories from fat); 1g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 36mg Cholesterol;
   167mg Sodium _____
 
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