Afternoon Tea Scones Recipe
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Afternoon Tea Scones Recipe

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"Your guests will love these scones served with butter, jam or jelly," suggests Ruth Ann Stelfox of Raymond, Alberta. "Or try them as an addition to a weeknight meal. Your family's eyes will light up when they see a plate of them on the table."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup dried currants or raisins
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons water

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 295 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 559mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk the egg, sour cream, lemon peel and orange peel; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Stir in currants. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times.
  2. Roll into a 7-in. circle In a small bowl, beat egg yolk and water. Brush over dough. Cut into six wedges. Transfer to a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 6 scones.
Originally published as Afternoon Tea Scones in Quick Cooking January/February 2005, p11

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t-macka User ID: 1174815 57354
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2010

"I makes these a lot on the farm and most often I leave the lemon and orange peel out and add chopped glaze' cherries and chopped pecans along with the sultanas. I get asked for the recipe all the time."

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