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Traditional Irish Scones

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Learn how to make delicious Traditional Irish Scones, from a professional Irish chef!
Traditional Irish Scones- These soft and crumbly scone recipe will be the best you ever find! I promise you, I have been using it for years.

Hi Bold Bakers!

Scones were an essential part of my life growing up in Ireland. Anytime you’d drop by a friend or family member’s house, you’d have a hot cup of tea and freshly baked scones ready for you. When I started baking, this was one of my first recipes and it’s essential one for any Bold Baker. I’ll show you all of my best tips and tricks to making perfect buttery scones every time. And don’t forget the jam and cream to make them extra Big & Bold!

Plus, don’t miss my mum’s Traditional Irish Soda Bread recipe, which is a lovely quick bread that you can make in no time!

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Gemma's Traditional Irish Scones

4.3 from 131 votes
Learn how to make delicious Traditional Irish Scones, from a professional Irish chef!
Author: Avoca Hand Weavers Cook Book
Servings: 12
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Learn how to make delicious Traditional Irish Scones, from a professional Irish chef!
Author: Avoca Hand Weavers Cook Book
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups (16oz/497g) all purpose flour
  • 5 teaspoon baking powder, leveled
  • 1 generous pinch Of salt
  • ¼ cup (2 oz/60g) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (2 ½ oz/71g) salted butter, cold
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (2floz/57ml) double cream
  • 3/4 cup (6floz/170ml) whole milk
  • milk to glaze

Instructions

  • In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients together
  • Rub in the cold butter with your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • If adding dried fruit eg. Raisins, berries, citrus rind, chocolate chips add them now before you add liquid
  • Mix your egg with the milk and cream and pour into your flour mix (if you don’t have cream you can use only milk)
  • With an open hand mix loosely your scone mix until your dough forms. The bowl should be clean from the dough
  • Turn your dough onto a floured work surface
  • Knead lightly to give your dough a smooth surface
  • Pat your dough down with your hand until around 1 inches thick
  • With a scone cutter cut out your lovely little scones. You will have around 12
  • Put on a baking tray, glaze the tops of your scones with some milk to give them a golden top when baked
  • Bake at 350oF (18OoC) for 35 minutes.
  • Enjoy with Irish butter, jam and freshly whipped cream. Scones are best eaten the day they are baked but the next day you can pop them back in the oven to freshen them up again.

 

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Ayesha
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Ayesha
10 days ago

Hi Gemma can I used whipped cream instead of double cream?

mairin
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mairin
1 month ago

Hi, I had cream scones at a wedding I was at in Galway and loved them! I can’t wait to try your recipe. Can you tell me what double cream is? Thanks!

Michelle Caruana
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Michelle Caruana
4 months ago

Hi Gemma, I was recently in Ireland and fell in love with Irish scones! I am allergic to wheat but I found this place that had a gluten-free version and they were amazing with clotted cream. Would this recipe work with gluten-free flour? As you know, gluten-free flour does not behave like the normal one so I was wondering whether you would have a gluten-free version. Thanks.

Irlanda
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Irlanda
4 months ago

Hi Gemma!
My mom is from Co. Waterford but has lived in Mexico City for ages. She misses her scones and soda bread a lot, but cannot ever get them right. We’re thinking the altitude is the problem but haven’t had any luck with adjusting the recipe. Do you have any tips for her?
Thank so much!
Cheers!

Irlanda

Ashley Ellis
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Ashley Ellis
4 months ago

I was missing Irish scones after leaving Ireland 3 days ago. Made these today – my husband and I LOVED them!

What kind of baking sheets do you use? My scones were barely golden and a little burnt on the bottom. Trying to figure out the best bake! ????

Alcook
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Alcook
5 months ago

Hi Gemma, I am on a Keto diet,could I substitute Almond flour for plain flour.

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eunice kamau
6 months ago

Hey Gemma I tried the Irish scones. But they came out hard I don’t know if its because I didn’t add milk cream. Or I cut them in smaller sizes. I just don’t know. Kindly let me know how to make them soft

NanaBPA
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NanaBPA
7 months ago

Our family loves your Traditional Irish Scones recipe!

Greg
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Greg
7 months ago

Hi! My wife and I just returned from our first trip to Ireland and among other things we fell in love with Irish scones with jam and cream. At Jerpoint Park we asked for a recipe and what we received was exactly like yours except she used buttermilk. Is this significant for better or worse and if we do use buttermilk does this change any other ingredients? I just know good old American biscuits are better with buttermilk. Thank you for your time!

Loriell
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Loriell
7 months ago

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Thank you for the recipe. They turned out deliciously!

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