Culinary SOS: Scones from Proof Bakery in LA

Dear SOS: We have been to Proof Bakery several times and love their orange-and-currant scones, but sometimes they run out of them. Please get their recipe, if you can.

— Kelli Chau

Arcadia, Calif.

Dear Kelli: Currants and orange zest pair perfectly in these light scones, which come together quickly. Na Young Ma was happy to share her recipe so you can have a taste of the Atwater Village bakery at home.

Proof Bakery’s Scones

1 hour, 10 minutes. Serves 8

1 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing on the scones

1 1/4 Tbsp. honey

1 egg

3 cups plus 2 Tbsp. bread flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp. salt

1/4 cup plus 3 Tbsp. cold butter

1 1/2 tsp. finely grated orange zest, from about 1 orange

1 cup currants or raisins

Coarse or sanding sugar, for sprinkling over the scones

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

Whisk together 1 cup cream, honey and egg.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar and salt. Cut the butter into the flour using a pastry cutter or fork until the butter is reduced to pea-sized pieces. Stir in the currants and orange zest, then stir in the liquid ingredients, mixing just until combined.

Form the dough into an 8-inch round, approximately 1-inch thick. Cut the round into 8 wedges.

Arrange the scones on the baking sheet, spacing each at least 1 1/2 inches apart. Brush the scones with cream, and sprinkle over the coarse sugar.

Chill the dough in the freezer for 10 minutes, then place in the oven. Bake the scones until puffed, lightly colored and set, about 30 minutes. Rotate the scones halfway through baking for even coloring.

NOTE: Adapted from Proof Bakery.