Recipe: The Peninsula's currant scones

Recipe: The Peninsula's currant scones
The Peninsula’s currant scones (Ken Hively / LAT)

Total time:

40 minutes



10 (makes 32 2-inch scones)

2 cups flour

2 1/4 cups cake flour

3 tablespoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar

8 tablespoons butter, chilled and cut into small pieces

2 eggs, divided

2/3cup milk

2/3cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream, divided

1 cup dried currants

1. In the bowl of an electric mixer,

combine the flours, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add the butter and mix on low speed until the butter is crumbled into pea-sized bits.


2. Mix one of the eggs

, the milk and two-thirds cup heavy cream in a bowl. Add the liquid ingredients all at once to the dry ingredients and mix just until the dough comes together. Add the currants and mix to incorporate.

3. On a lightly floured surface

, work the dough with your hands until it is mostly smooth. Roll it out to about three-fourths-inch thickness and let rest for five minutes.

4. With a 2-inch biscuit cutter,

cut out the scones and transfer them to two parchment-lined baking sheets. Lightly beat the remaining egg with a fork and add the remaining 1 tablespoon heavy cream to make an egg wash. Brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash.

5. Bake in a 375-degree oven

until the scones are golden on top, about 16 to 18 minutes. Serve with Devonshire cream and your favorite jam.

Each scone:

136 calories; 3 grams protein; 19 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 6 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 29 mg. cholesterol; 158 mg. sodium.