Irish scones

March 17, 2024

Irish scones

Recipe source:


  • 3 c flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp sugar + more for sprinkling on top
  • 1/2 c Irish butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 c buttermilk + 2 tbsp



  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar together - sift three times into a large bowl
  4. Add the cold butter and use your fingers to combine, there shouldn’t be any lumps, totally combine it (see photos)
  5. Whisk together the buttermilk and egg, pour this into the dry ingredients
  6. Use a large spoon to mix it together
  7. Dump out on to a floured counter
  8. Use your hands to form it into a disc and use a rolling pin to roll it out to desired thickness
  9. Use biscuit cutters to cut out circles, dip the cutter into flour after each cut so it doesn’t stick
  10. Place all of the scones onto the baking sheet
  11. Use a pastry brush to brush on some additional buttermilk to the tops
  12. Sprinkle with sugar
  13. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown
  14. Serve with whatever toppings you like or plain


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