Orange-Current Scones

Thursday, March 17, 2011
I am a self-confessed scone-aholic. For St Paddy's breakfast, I almost always make scones....this year I served these wonderful Orange-Current scones with Sweet Cream Irish Butter, Orange Marmalade and Irish Breakfast Tea....such a treat!

Orange-Current Scones
(Printable Version)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
8 Tbs. (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup currants
1 egg
Zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup cream

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a scone pan, or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and pulse to combine. Add the butter and using a pastry blender, blend until pea-sized crumbs. Stir in the currants.

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, cream and orange zest until blended and add to the flour mixture. Using a fork, stir until large, moist clumps of dough are formed.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and press together with your hands until the dough comes together. Roll out the dough, flouring as needed, into a 10-inch round about 3/4 inch thick. Cut into 8 equal-size wedges. Press each wedge into a well of the prepared scone pan, or place the wedges 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake until the scones are golden, about 25 minutes. Invert the scone pan onto a rack and lift off the pan, or transfer the scones from the baking sheet to the rack. Let the scones cool for 10 minutes before serving. Makes 8 scones.

Posting to Michael's Foodie Friday and Alii's Sweet Tooth Friday!


  1. LDH said...:

    I am trying hard to cut down the number of recipes I copy because my files are way too large and because I will have to live longer than Noah to make them all. But I will make an exception with this one because I love to make scones and it sounds so good with the orange.

    Thank you for posting!

  1. I love, love a good scone first thing in the morning.

    I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.

  1. Yum! I have been really craving scones lately. Wish I was at your house this morning.

  1. That sounds like a wonderful breakfast Gail, would have loved to join you! Happy Friday:@)

  1. Shug said...: of my favorite of foods....And anything orange or cranberry...YUMMY.
    My tummy is growling right now and your picture made it get louder...
    Thanks for posting the recipe..

  1. oh how I love scones, I was wanting to make some for this weekends drive to the cities. 4 hours to a fun shopping trip to IKEA!! Scones will be a great tag a long!

  1. Gail, these look sooooo good. I can never find currants where I live -- growing up we used to have a currant bush and make jelly with it. Joni

  1. Inspired2cook said...:

    I love scones!!! I might have to make these this weekend!

  1. Gail, those have to be the MOST delicious looking scones I've seen in a long, long while. (I should not have stopped by before breakfast!)
    Blessings, ~m.

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