Preheat oven to 375°
Soak currants in juice
of 1 orange for 20 minutes.
In a bowl, sift together
flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
With a pastry blender
or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse grain. Drain
currants. Pat dry. Add to dough.
Beat egg until foamy.
Make a well in the center of the dough and put in egg with half the buttermilk.
Gradually mix with dry ingredients. Add remainder of milk slowly, mixing
with a fork until dough clings together. It should be slightly sticky,
but not wet.
Turn onto a lightly floured
board. Pat dough into one flattened piece about 1 inch thick. Cut dough
into even triangles.
Brush triangles lightly
with remaining milk. Using a spatula, transfer to a buttered cookie sheet.
Cook for 15 - 20 minutes
at 375° F .
Cool on a wire rack.
Yield: about 8 - 10 scones
recipe from www.inmamaskitchen.com
Serbe Davis for Mary Merz
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