4 ts baking powder
dash of salt (optional, I didn't add any)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup currants or other dried fruit (chocolate if you fancy)
1 cup cold heavy cream + more if dry
1 large egg plus 1 ts of water, cream or milk for wash
3 tbs coarse sugar and or chopped finely or slivered crystallized ginger (both are optional)
Add (or sift if you really good!) flour, baking powder and salt then whisk together.
Measure brown sugar and dried fruit and whisk or stir utill evenly dispersed.
Pour in the cream and stir softly until you get a soft dough. I use my hands, but you can use a wooden spoon if you prefer not to get your hands sticky, which is my favorite part of making scones. Don't over mix or the scone will be dry. Turn out onto the counter and shape into one large disk or two smaller ones to make smaller scones.
Thank you Peter Reinhart!