Recipe for Irish Scones

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Recipe for Irish Scones

Post: #266300 diggernotdreamer
Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:52 am

These are really lovely scones, bit of a cross really between scones and rock cakes, but you find them all round Ireland, they are very quick to make, you can make a batch and have them cooked in about 20 minutes when you get used to making them, very handy if you suddenly find you have visitors coming and have no cake or biscuit in the house.

2 heaped mugs of S/R flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 handfuls of sugar
3 handfuls of sultana's
1 egg beaten in a measuring jug, make up to 1/2 pint with milk or buttermilk

put on the oven to 200 c. Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix up, make a well in the middle and add nearly all the liquid, reserving a little for the top of the scones. pull the mixture together using a spoon or fork, turn onto a floured board and just flatten slightly into a fat circle, you can use your mug to cut into six rounds. Pour the last of the milk mixture into your mixing bowl and dip the top of each scone into the liquid, put onto a baking tray and bake for around 10-15 minutes until the tops are golden. Split when cooled and butter.

For variation you can used cherries or cranberries, I have even made them with leftover sweet mincemeat.

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Re: Recipe for Irish Scones

Post: #266330 Mustardseedmama
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:11 pm

Yum! I love scones, (biscuits over here) hot from the oven with a little jam and a soft poached egg. Or no egg at all. Either way---mmmmm!

Try them with some orange zest and dried cranberries sometime.
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Re: Recipe for Irish Scones

Post: #266441 marshlander
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:17 pm

Mustardseedmama wrote: jam and a soft poached egg.
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Jam and clotted cream surely!
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Re: Recipe for Irish Scones

Post: #266442 diggernotdreamer
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:43 pm

I had a friend who lived in America and got a taste for toast, butter, jam and bacon all on the same bit of toast, bit weird to us, but I suppose it is what you get used to, I would have a poached egg on a home made English muffin or a nice bit of thick white toast.

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Re: Recipe for Irish Scones

Post: #266446 Milims
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:06 am

Might sound daft - but what size mugs?
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Re: Recipe for Irish Scones

Post: #266452 diggernotdreamer
Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:02 am

just regular mugs you would use for tea or coffee, most mugs hold approx the same volumn


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