These melt in the mouth scones are perfect for any occasion be it afternoon tea or a picnic in the park. The humble scone is much-loved by us Irish especially when accompanied by a good dollop of fresh cream and in-season jam! 

Ingredients

Traditional Irish Scones: A Perfect Summer Snack
Cream Tea, Image Source: Shane Global
  • 5 Cups of plain flour
  • 2.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 level teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup & 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 2 cups sultanas / cranberries
  • Jam & Cream to serve

Method

Stack your scones on this splendid two-tier cake stand from Aynsley Fine China!
Stack your scones on this splendid two-tier cake stand from Aynsley Fine China!
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 (F)/ 165 (C) degrees
  2. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Sift the dry mixture into a large bowl.
  4. Cut in the butter and mix in using your fingers until mixture resembles course crumbs.
  5. Add sugar and mix well.
  6. Add eggs, milk and vanilla essence and mix well.
  7. Add the sultanas/cranberries and blend thoroughly.
  8. Turn the mixture out onto lightly floured surface and roll to a 1/2 inch thickness.
  9. Using a biscuit cutter (or a glass), cut into rounds and put onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  10. Bakefor 14-17 minutes or until bottoms are nice and firm.
  11. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

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Bon Appetit! 

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Posted by:Molly

Hi there! I'm a Digital Marketing Specialist here at Blarney Woollen Mills. I love learning all about Irish culture and history, and sharing everything I've learnt through our blog!