Irish Scones … a recipe

Irish Scones a quick Recipe

I make these little scones all the time for my family. They are quick & easy to make and perfect with a nice cup of tea. I thought I would share ….

a yum recipe for irish scones


500g / 1Ib 2oz Plain Flour
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp cream of tartar
1tsp sea salt
125g / 41/2oz cubed cold butter
25g / 1oz caster sugar
1egg, beaten
275ml / 9floz buttermilk
50g / 2oz caster sugar or granulated sugar

  • Method:
    Preheat the oven to 220c deg or gas mark 7
  • Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar and salt in a bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.  Add the sugar and mix well.
  • Mix the beaten egg with the buttermilk, then add this to the dry ingredients.  Then mix your ingredients together to make it into a moist dough.
  • Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead lightly to bring the mixture together. Next press it out and using a cutter or the top of a glass make your scone shapes. (Roughly about 2cm thick.
  • Brush the scones with a little bit of the egg and buttermilk wash and sprinkle a little bit of sugar on the tops if you want.  Place in the oven and bake for approx 12/15 minutes or until they turn a lovely golden brown.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool or just dive in!

Sometimes to mix it up, I add some cranberries or raisins.  Just add in 100g / 3 1/2 oz to your dry ingredients.  You could also add in some chocolate chip pieces, these go down well with the kids.

They are lovely with some butter and jam and a lovely cup of tea.  Hope you enjoyed this recipe, till next time!


a yummy irish scone recipe

a yum recipe for irish scones




30 thoughts on “Irish Scones … a recipe

  1. Kay says:

    Love that these are the “right way” too…
    There’s much debate over whether jam or cream goes first, here in Cornwall it’s Jam, but in Devon they’re all weird and put the cream on first… 🙂

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  2. Becky, Cuddle Fairy says:

    These sound gorgeous! I’ve yet to make scones that turn out right. I’m going to pin this post to try it. I’ve never used buttermilk in them before – sounds divine! Thanks so much for linking up with blogger club uk xx


  3. Julie says:

    I love scones, they are so quick and easy. My nan used to say 10 minutes to make, 10 minutes to bake! I see your’s need just a little longer in the oven but I think the principal holds!


  4. kateonthinice2012 says:

    My mum was Irish and made amazing scones so wonderful that they featured in her eulogy. She baked them for the family, for parties, for community dances and funeral teas and coffee mornings. She used to have tins labelled and at so many events Dad would be dispatched to deliver tins and tins of scones and they always sold first.
    Thanks for bringing back memories and I will try your recipe

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