Afternoon Tea Scones

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 scones

Updated: Oct. 16, 2022
"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."
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  • 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 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 cup dried currants or raisins
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons water


  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 zest and orange zest; 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.

Nutrition Facts

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