Dreamy Cream Scones

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"Scones, those light and delicious moist clouds to hold clotted cream and jam. So many recipes disappoint, but these from smittenkitchendotcom via America's Test Kitchen are stunners. Makes 8 scones"

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (68.8 g)
  • Calories 251.3
  • Total Fat - 13.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 39.6 mg
  • Sodium - 289 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 30.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 5.1 g
  • Protein - 3.6 g
  • Calcium - 144.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 425°F.

Step 2

Place flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in large bowl or work bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade. Whisk together or pulse six times.

Step 3

If making by hand, use two knives, a pastry blender or your fingertips and quickly cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal, with a few slightly larger butter lumps. Stir in currants. If using food processor, remove cover and distribute butter evenly over dry ingredients. Cover and pulse 12 times, each pulse lasting 1 second. Add currants and pulse one more time. Transfer dough to large bowl.

Step 4

Stir in heavy cream with a rubber spatula or fork until dough begins to form, about 30 seconds.

Step 5

Transfer dough and all dry, floury bits to countertop and knead dough by hand just until it comes together into a rough, sticky ball, 5 to 10 seconds. Form scones by patting the dough onto a lightly floured work surface into a 3/4-inch thick circle, cutting pieces with a biscuit cutter, and pressing remaining scraps back into another piece and cutting until dough has been used up. You can also make a round and cut it into 8 wedges before baking it.

Step 6

Place rounds or wedges on ungreased baking sheet and bake until scone tops are light brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack for at least 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


2 Reviews

dienia b

Easy tastes good


review by:
(22 May 2020)


Wow, these were the best scones that I have ever made. They were indeed very dreamy. I made 1/2 a batch and had 4 large delicious scones. They were perfect. Just the way I like them. Crisp and crunchy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside filled with a lovely treat. I did add a little candied ginger that I had and wanted to use up, it worked great with the cranberries. These scones are too die for, they melt in your mouth. Thank you so much for sharing this treasure my friend. Made FYC tag game.


review by:
(27 Mar 2015)