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“Real” Irish Scones


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  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12-15 minutes
  • Total Time: 22-25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 (2-inch) scones 1x

Description

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.


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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Place a parchment paper lined baking sheet in the oven.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Notes

Source: adapted from The Kitchn

  • Category: Treats
  • Cuisine: irish
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