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World's Best Scones

World's Best Scones! 


I usually double this recipe.  The scones freeze well either before or after baking.
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup dried currants or raisins (Christina uses craisins!!!!!)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Sift or whisk the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or rubbing between your fingers until it is in pea sized lumps. Stir in the craisins. Mix together 1/2 cup milk and sour cream in a measuring cup. Pour all at once into the dry ingredients, and stir gently until well blended. Overworking the dough results in terrible scones!
  3. With floured hands, pat scone dough into balls 2 to 3 inches across, depending on what size you want. Place onto a greased baking sheet, and flatten lightly. 
  4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until the tops are golden brown, not deep brown. 


  • Scones can be reheated if not eaten promptly by wrapping in aluminum foil and heating in oven until heated through or split in half and toasted or just popped in the microwave.
  • These are also great with a powder sugar icing (powdered sugar mixed with a little bit of milk) drizzled over the top.  That's what I do!

Creation date: Feb 2, 2009 4:03pm     Last modified date: Mar 27, 2012 4:00pm   Last visit date: Jun 2, 2023 5:03am
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Feb 2, 2009  ( 1 comment )  
Kathy Carr (kathy)
These are fantastic and now immortalized in the Carr family recipes.  I bet Queen Margaret of Scotland (mother of eight children) and Robert the Bruce would heartily approve! Great the next day too! -Love, Mom 
Jun 10, 2009  ( 2 comments )  
Julie Carr (beekielou)
This is a good recipe, one that I could be successful at.  How long do you mix the dough?  Until all ingredients are blended?  I would worry about overmixing the dough - I guess one learns by experience.
Christina Roper (croper)
yup, you just have to give it a try and see how it comes out.  I myself am terrible at any kind of dough.  these never look pretty for me, but they taste good!
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