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Singing Hinnies


The name of these scones is derived from the way they were supposed to have "sung" when cooked over an open fire.


  • 1/2 cup currants or raisins
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Rind of 1/2 lemon, grated


  1. Dredge the currants in two tablespoons of flour.
  2. Resift remaining flour with dry ingredients.
  3. Cut in butter until mixture looks like coarse meal.
  4. Mix egg with one tablespoon of water and add to flour along with the sour cream, currants, and lemon rind. Mix well.
  5. Divide dough into 24 balls. Flatten to round cakes.
  6. Bake on a greased cookie sheet in a preheated 425 degrees F oven for about 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 24.


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