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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.

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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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Traditional Irish Scones

4.51 from 275 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) cold, cubed, 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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Jennifer
Jennifer
4 months ago

Hi Gemma,
Craving these scones, which I’ve made before and loved. Only issue is, I do not have an heavy cream. I do however have milk,greek yogurt,coconut flour&coconut oil,cream cheese.
Any ideas on what I can use?
Thank you!🤗

Kristen
Kristen
4 months ago

I’ve never left a comment but as I was looking up this recipe yet again, I thought I should. This recipe is a family favorite! I found it 5 years ago when I was looking for a new tradition to start on St Patrick’s day. It has become the center of our “ traditional Irish breakfast” as well as the most requested breakfast item in our household. Thank you for sharing your awesome recipes with us!!

Pam
Pam
4 months ago

I just made these scones for the first time and I was not disappointed.
They are absolutely wonderful and so simple to make. My dad would have loved them❤️

chandra p
chandra p
3 years ago

Gemma: You did it again. I grew up in Guyana (formerly British Guiana). The first thing we baked in high school cooking class was cheese scones. For the last forty yrs, I’ve lived in Canada and the USA. I long for scones, I get cravings for scones; then two days ago, I found your recipe. I used an eight grain atta from the Indian grocery store, substituted Indian yogurt for the cream and created a spectacular scone with your recipe. Thank you. I make your no knead brioche regularly, I posted a comment about half whole wheat in the recipe.… Read more »

Delicious! I didn’t have cream on hand and my mother recommended evaporated milk. I used one cup of that and they were great.

Bass fiddler
Bass fiddler
6 months ago

This made my sunday a bit more yummy ! Photos on ig : bass_fiddler_jeremy

Ann Gie Chan
Ann Gie Chan
21 days ago

Hello Gemma, thanks for all your lovely recipes, for this scone recipe, in your YouTube channel, the butter needed is 125g and in this written recipe is 71g, which one is correct? My scones came out abit dry, does it matter? I’m not sure, but overall they are fantastic! Thank u

25 days ago

The scones were great. Just a comment about the conversions in the recipe. The 1/2 cup butter is off for the ounces and grams conversion. I think it should be 4 oz and 116 grams or something closer to that. I think the ones there are for 1/4 cup. Thanks

MPaniyur
2 months ago

Perfect recipe!

2 months ago

I went to Ireland twice and one of my favourite thing was Cherry Scone. I am so grateful to find this recipe. Tried to make it today baking scone for the first time, the mixture seems to be very wet but I think because my kitchen was too warm (Thailand’s summer) but it came out just perfect!! Taste just like how I remembered back in IRE. Thanks a million!

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