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MACADAMIA AND CURRANT SCONES                 Ten Speed Press 
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar
cup cold butter, cut into pieces
cup finely chopped macadamia nuts
cup currants
cup heavy cream
3 eggs
2 teaspoons milk

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.  Stir in sugar.  Cut in butter.  Stir in nuts and currants.  Make a well in the center.

In a separate bowl, blend cream and two eggs.  Pour into the well of the flour mix.  Stir well, then  gather dough into a ball.  It will be moist.  Divide it in half.

Roll each half into I inch thickness and cut into 3-inch rounds.  Place on a baking sheet.  Blend remaining egg and milk and brush tops of rounds.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden. -   Makes 12