With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Orange Currant Scones

Monday, January 11, 2016

Orange Currant Scones

 How about a lovely scone to brighten a cloudy and dreary January morning. Serve with marmalade, butter, cream cheese or nibble just as they are with a cup of coffee or tea for a cheerful start on the day.

The recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of orange peel.  It sounded like a lot to me and I thought it might be too much, but it is not at all.
so good

Orange Currant Scones
recipe source:  Betty Crocker's Best of Baking Cookbook page 59

yield: 16 smallish scones @about 120 calories each

1/2 cup currants
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 egg, beaten
4 to 6 tablespoons half-and-half (I used 6)
1 egg white, beaten
Sprinkling sugar (optional)


Heat oven to 400ºF.

Soak currants in enough warm water to cover 10 minutes to soften; drain.

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in orange peel, egg, currants and just enough half-and-half until dough leaves side of bowl.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead lightly 10 times. Divide dough in half. Roll or pat each half into 6-inch circle, about 1/2-inch thick. Cut each circle into 8 wedges.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet; brush with egg white. Sprinkle with sugar, if desired.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; cool on rack.

just out of the oven
If you have any leftover, they freeze well.  Place in a freezer-safe container between pieces of waxed paper.  Label and freeze.  Ready in moments by thawing on counter or a few seconds on high in microwave.

And a few Bible verses that speak about morning

In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests
before you and wait expectantly. 
Psalm 5:3

But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are
my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.
Psalm 59:16

Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.
Psalm 55:17

But I cry to you for help, LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you.
Psalm 88:13

I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
Psalm 119:147

He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.
Isaiah 50:4

“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it”
Psalm 118:24


handmade by amalia said...

Yum. I want one and I want it now :-)

Ann said...

oh my don't those look delicious and I bet they taste heavenly

Haddock said...

Scones - That second last picture is really tempting.

podso said...

Oh they look so good!

Susan said...

Oh, LDH. Those look divine. Mmm mm I LOVE orange. Susan

Cheryl said...

These are beautiful and look so delicious!! It is a great idea to make ahead and freeze. Instant breakfast on a busy morning!

Lorrie said...

Scones are a wonderful treat and these look delicious. Citrus adds such great flavour! I enjoyed the selection of Bible verses, too.

Tori Leslie said...

Yum, these sound delish! Thanks for the recipe.

Debby Ray said...

Lorraine, these look amazing...I can almost taste them! I love the great texture of scones. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Mildred said...

These look delicious! Mother and I used to frequent a bakery that served great scones but I've never made them myself. Your photos are awesome!

Debbie said...

Haven't had a scone in ever so long and these look and sound delicious...great pics, soo tempting. Loved the bible verse selections too. Hope you have a good week!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

They look delicious! There is something about a scone that I love. Maybe it's the crusty exterior and soft interior. Hope you daughter is doing well!

corners of my life said...

Having company on Sunday - this will be on the menu. Thanks!


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