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       Title: CURRANT SCONES
  Categories: Desserts, Breakfast, Breads
       Yield: 15 Servings
 
    3.00 c  All purpose flour
    3.00 tb Sugar
    1.00 ts Baking soda
    0.50 ts Salt
    6.00 tb (3/4 stick) chilled unsalted
            -butter, cut into pieces
    0.33 c  Dried currants
    1.00    Egg, beaten to blend
    0.75 c  Plus 3 tablespoons (about)
            -buttermilk
    1.00 tb Milk
            Butter or whipped cream
            Assorted jams
 
   Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly flour large baking sheet. Mix 3
 cups
   flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add butter and rub
   in with fingertips until mixture resembles fine meal. Mix in
   currants. Mix in egg and enough buttermilk to form soft dough. Turn
   dough out onto floured surface. Pat dough into 3/4-inch-thick round.
   Cut out rounds, using 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter. Gather scraps,
   press together and pat out to 3/4-inch-thick round. Cut out
   additional rounds. Transfer scones to prepared baking sheet. Brush
   tops with milk. Bake until scones are golden brown and cooked
   through, about 18 minutes. Serve warm with butter or whipped cream
   and jam. Bon Appetit May 1996
 
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