English scones

English Scones recipe

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4 cups flour
3 Tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon ground ginger or 1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
1 cup currants or chopped raisins, pecans, or almonds
Egg wash


Mix first 7 ingredients in a food processor. Put in a large bowl and stir in the raisins or nuts. Add milk and mix very carefully. Turn out onto a slightly floured surface and gently knead only to mend the dough together. Divide into two portions. Roll out to about 1-1/4 inches thick and cut into wedges, about 6 to 8 per portion. Put onto an ungreased baking sheet and separate slightly so that the wedges are about 1/2 inch apart. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 15 minutes or until golden. Serve warm with butter or favorite preserves.

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