I made this recipe, still have some left, believe it or not. They are yummy. However, I read the recipe to mean 'drain the water from the currants, and add currants'. That would mean that the only liquid used in the making of the scones would be the 1/3 c. buttermilk. I had to add another 1/3 to 1/2 c buttermilk to moisten the dry ingredients enough so that it could be handled easily. Also, as a diabetic, I add no sugar to much of my baking. In this case, the currants added enough sweetness for my taste. Thanks for the great recipes. They always peak my interest!!
Hi, Tami. You could boil water on the stove and then add to the currants. Using the microwave here just makes things a bit speedier.
Most people don't realize that what are sold as "dried currants" or zante are actually raisins made from a small grape called Black Corinth. They're delicious what ever you call them. Actual currants are a small berry that grows on a bush and is in the goose berry family. Also delicious!
Your instructions say to combine first 5 ingredients which include currants and water. Perhaps you need a correction so that readers do not include the first 2 items but rather should combine 3-7 ingredients.
Nutrition information would be very helpful if I am going to make these. Looking to cut cholesterol and A1c numbers.