teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup (1
1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
tablespoon heavy cream, for brushing
oven to 400 degrees F. Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder
and baking soda in a large bowl. Add butter and mix with your
fingertips to a coarse meal. Add buttermilk and mix just until
combined. Add currants, if desired.
dough to a floured board and divide into 2 parts. Roll each to 3/4
inch thick rounds. Cut each round into 8 wedges and place slightly
separated on a greased baking sheet. Brush the tops with the cream,
and bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve warm, split
in half with butter and marmalade.