Currant-Cardamom Scones

Bake these yummy currant and cardamom scones - ready in 40 minutes.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Scone
    Calories
    200
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    340mg
    340%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    31g
    31%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    12g
    12%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    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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