Thursday, October 30, 2014

Traditional Irish Scones

One of the most popular Irish Bread is the  "Traditional Irish Scones" it is a delicious easy recipe that your family and friends will enjoy for years to come. Great for breakfast, the tartness of the golden raisins pairs beautifully with warm tea or a hot cup of coffee.


2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
⅓ cup Unsalted Butter
½ cup buttermilk
1 large egg
½ cup raisins,chopped
1 Tablespoon buttermilk


Preheat oven to 425° F.

Combine baking powder, baking soda, flour, sugar, and sea salt in a food processor bowl with steel blade and blend for 8 seconds (or whisk together in a large bowl).

Cut in butter by pulsing 8 times with food processor (or use a pastry cutter), until mixture resembles coarse meal. 

Do not over blend!
In a small bowl whisk egg with buttermilk. 

Add egg mixture to dry mix in food processor and pulse just until dough comes together (or create a well in dry ingredients, add egg mixture & stir just until moistened). 

Then stir in raisins.

Turn dough onto floured surface and pat into 8-inch circle, approximately ½ to ¾- inch thick. 

Cut into wedges or cut with 3-inch biscuit cutter and place on a parchment lined or buttered baking sheet. 

Brush with buttermilk. 

 Bake 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. 

Serve warm, spread with lots of butter.

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