Red Currant Scones

red currant scones

The scone is a British snack, it’s a small quick bread made from wheat and oatmeal, made with cold butter, heavy cream, baking powder, salt and sugar. There are many variety from scones, it can be sweet and savory.  It’s normally served for Afternoon tea,  commonly served with jam and clotted cream.

I made Walnut date gouda cheese few weeks ago, it was so delicious, taste really good, and then I tried again to make scones with berries, so this is it ……red currant scones. Perfect for tea time!

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This fresh red currant scones adapted from GrainMillWagon.Com.

Red Currant Scones


  • 2 cups flour + 2 tablespoon flour for cutting board
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh red currants or more


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F or 220°C.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  4. Grate the butter, mix into flour mixture by using a fork.
  5. Stir in red currants.
  6. Stir in heavy cream. Combine slowly, so that the berries are not going to get broken completely.
  7. Pour dough out onto a lightly floured cutting board.
  8. Press together until if forms a ball. Then press with the palm of your hand (see the picture above).
  9. Divide into 8 pieces.
  10. Transfer into prepared baking sheet
  11. Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes or until golden.
  12. Let cool before serving.


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  1. Garlic + Zest says:

    Amalia, these scones look fabulous! I don’t think I’ve ever found fresh currants here in Florida, just the dried variety. I’ll be on the lookout for them though. Do you think dried currants would work as well? — (just not as pretty!)

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