Cinnamon Currant Scones

Cinnamon Currant Scones


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About this recipe: These fruited scones have a little cinnamon and nutmeg added, to give them a little oomph. They are also made with 50% wholemeal flour. Be sure to handle the dough as little as possible, to ensure a light and fluffy scone.


Makes: 12 scones

  • 125g plain flour
  • 125g wholemeal flour
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 75g margarine or butter, chilled
  • 70g currants
  • 1 egg
  • 150ml milk
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Grease one baking tray.
  2. Combine the plain flour, wholemeal flour, caster sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and salt in a bowl and mix well. Rub the butter into the flour until crumbly and stir in the raisins. Make a well in the centre.
  3. In a small bowl beat the egg until frothy. Mix in the milk and pour into the well made in the dry ingredients. Stir to make a soft dough.
  4. Turn dough out on to a lightly floured surface. Knead gently 8 to 10 times. Pat dough into two 15cm circles and transfer to the prepared baking tray. Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Score each top into 6 equal pie shaped wedges.
  5. Bake at 220 C / Gas 7 for 15 minutes or until well risen and browned. Serve hot with butter.

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Reviews (5)


Very nice recipe,very light and fluffy. I used 100g sultanas instead of the currants. Made these scones again,this time I soaked the sultanas in tea for 6 hours and replaced some of the milk with natural yogurt. Still my favourite scone recipe - 06 Jul 2014


Halved the recipe to try. Epic Fail. Dough was too sticky to cut wif pastry cutter. Seems too much liquid even though I follow recipe proportion. End up looking like rock cakes n dry inside. =( - 21 Sep 2014


This is a nice recipe but for some reason the dough remained soft so i made a sort of rock cake instead but they was still very good. With Strawberries and cream they are great! I only used plain flour, about 200g of sugar rather than 4 tablespoons which weighed nearly 100g and i was rather generous with the cinnamon. - 04 Apr 2012

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