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Currant Scone Mix

"'You can make a wonderful present of this mix,' assures Delores Hill from Helena, Montana. 'I pack it in a decorative container along with the recipe for making the scones. I also include a few tea towels.'"
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35 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings

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  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, milk powder, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add currants. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.

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  • To prepare scones: In a large bowl combine 3 cups mix, egg and water until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 5-6 times. Transfer to a greased baking sheet and pat into a 9-in. circle. Cut into eight wedges (do not separate). Bake at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 8 scones.

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Not only does this recipe make the best scone mix--it makes the best scones! After looking at other scone recipes that use perishable items I don't usually have on hand (e.g. sour cream), I trie...

This made a great gift for the neighbors! I split the six cups of mix this made and got 2 gifts out of each bacth. I also used orange flavored dried cranberries (I couldn't find currants), 4 of ...

really really good!!!! the raisins make up for any lack of sweetness, which is just great! super easy, and bloody fantastic!

I was so happy to find this!! I make the All Day Apple Butter from this site and then can it to hand out as gifts to teachers. I wanted a biscuit/scone mix to put in a jar with the yummy apple...

I am definitely giving this 5 stars after this email I just got (I gave this away in jars as gifts): "I made the cranberry scones from the mix you gave us. They were the best I have ever eaten...

These were easy to make and whole family enjoyed them for Easter breakfast. I formed the dough into a square about 9" and cut into square "biscuits", brushed the top with egg white, then sprink...

I made this for family and friends at Christmas and got rave reviews and recipe requests. I substituted craisins for the currants. ETA: I have made these multiple times over the past 4 years....

Tasty and very easy to modify while keeping great results.

I absolutely love these scones. I have made them three times (substituting in cranberries) and will definitely be gifting the mix. Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe!