If not eaten warm from the oven, scones are best split, toasted, and spread with butter or clotted cream and jam.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly butter a baking sheet and set aside.

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  • Twice sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in currants.

  • Beat together eggs and cream. Make a well in center of dry ingredients and pour in egg mixture. Stir lightly with a fork just until dough comes together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a few times to mix well.

  • Pat dough into a rectangle or circle about 3/4 inch thick. Cut into 2 1/2-inch triangles with a floured knife or into shapes with floured cookie cutters.

  • Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Brush scone tops with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until an even golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

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