Classic Cream Scones

Classic Cream Scones
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 3 oz. (6 Tbs.) cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon milk for glazing
  • 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • ½ tsp. table salt
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • + 3 more ingredients
    • 9 oz. (2 cups) all-purpose flour
    • 1 to 1-½ tsp. granulated sugar
    • 2-¾ oz. (½ cup) dried currants (optional)

Position an oven rack in the lower third of the oven and heat the oven to 400°F. Line a heavy baking sheet with parchment. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the currants, if using, tossing until evenly distributed and coated with flour. Cut in the butt...

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Variations on Classic Cream Scones

  • Classic Cream Scones
    • Sugar
    • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, cubed
    • 1 teaspoon water
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 egg white
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • +3 other ingredients


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