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Afternoon Tea Scones Recipe

Afternoon Tea Scones Recipe

"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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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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