*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        Painted Table Currant Scones
 
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 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Scones
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2 3/4   c            Unsifted all-purpose flour
      1/2   c            Sugar
    1       tb           Baking powder
    1       t            Salt
    2                    Sticks (8 oz) cold butter,
                         Cut into tablespoon-sized
                         Pieces
      3/4   c            Currants
    2       lg           Eggs
      2/3   c            Whipping cream
    1       tb           Sugar
 
   1. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
   
   2. Cut in butter with a pastry blender, or with your fingers, until
   texture resembles coarse meal.  Add currants and milk.
   
   3. 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.)
   
   4. Grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
   
   5. 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.
   
   6. Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven about 20 minutes, until golden
   brown.  Cool slightly before serving.
  
 
 
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