Chef John's Scones Recipe

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Chef John's Scones
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  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp milk


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Whisk flour, white sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in butter with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir together 1/2 cup milk, sour cream, and currants in a small bowl; stir into flour mixture with a fork until just moistened and holding together.
  4. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and pat into rectangle.
  5. Fold the rectangle in thirds. Turn dough a half turn, gather any crumbs, flatten back into a rectangle, and repeat. Cut into eight pieces and place each scone on a silicone baking mat.
  6. Whisk egg and 1 tablespoon milk together in a small bowl; brush mixture on top of each scone.
  7. Bake scones in the preheated oven until risen and golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove and transfer to cooling rack.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 220.63 Kcal (924 kJ)
Calories from fat 79.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.8g 14%
Cholesterol 42.4mg 14%
Sodium 62.26mg 3%
Potassium 386.66mg 8%
Total Carbs 31.52g 11%
Sugars 8.52g 34%
Dietary Fiber 1.29g 5%
Protein 4.58g 9%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 153.9mg 15%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 281.34 Kcal (1178 kJ)
Calories from fat 101.02 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.22g 14%
Cholesterol 54.07mg 14%
Sodium 79.39mg 3%
Potassium 493.05mg 8%
Total Carbs 40.19g 11%
Sugars 10.86g 34%
Dietary Fiber 1.64g 5%
Protein 5.84g 9%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Calcium 196.3mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.9
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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