This Authentic Irish Scones Recipe is delightful, and the best way to start off your day. They have a light texture that is fluffy, and the flavor is absolutely amazing.
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon fine salt
- 1/2 cup currants
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Place a parchment paper lined baking sheet in the oven.
- In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a mixing bowl. Using your fingertips, work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture just holds together. Add the currants and mix to combine.
- Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and pour in ½ cup of the heavy cream. Working quickly, blend ingredients together with a rubber spatula into a soft, slightly wet, sticky ball. Add more milk if needed to reach desired consistency. (do not overwork the dough or scones will be tough)
- Turn dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough into a 1-inch thick square. Dip a 2-inch biscuit cutter in flour and cut out the individual scones. Push scraps of dough together so that edges join; firmly pinch edges with fingertips to make a partial seal. Pat this remaining dough to 1- inch thick square and continue to cut 2-inch rounds. Repeat as necessary.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and arrange the scones 1 1/2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake 8 minutes, remove from oven and flip over the scones, return to oven and bake another 4 minutes or until just barely brown. Serve immediately.
Source: adapted from The Kitchn
- Category: Treats
- Cuisine: irish