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Currant-Cardamom Scones

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 40 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Bake these yummy currant and cardamom scones - ready in 40 minutes.

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
cup sugar
3
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon cardamom
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup margarine or butter
1/3
cup dried currants
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
1/2
cup buttermilk*
1
egg
1
teaspoon sugar

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In medium bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, cardamom and salt; mix well. With pastry blender or fork, cut in margarine until mixture is crumbly. Stir in currants and orange peel.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine buttermilk and egg; blend well. Add all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • 3 On well-floured surface, gently knead dough 5 or 6 times. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; press into 8-inch round, about 1 inch thick. Cut into 8 wedges; do not separate. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar.
  • 4 Bake at 400°F. for 15 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cut into wedges. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In medium bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, cardamom and salt; mix well. With pastry blender or fork, cut in margarine until mixture is crumbly. Stir in currants and orange peel.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine buttermilk and egg; blend well. Add all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • 3 On well-floured surface, gently knead dough 5 or 6 times. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; press into 8-inch round, about 1 inch thick. Cut into 8 wedges; do not separate. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar.
  • 4 Bake at 400°F. for 15 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cut into wedges. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

*To substitute for buttermilk, use 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice plus milk to make 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Scone
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
12g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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