What better way to learn how to make delicious, traditional Irish scones than from an Irish baker herself! YouTuber Gemma Stafford is going to teach us how to make these from-scratch Irish scones, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Your kids, students, family and friends will love this homemade holiday treat!
– 3 ½ cups (1 lb/ 16oz ) Flour (all purpose/plain)
– 5 level tsp Baking powder
– 1 Generous pinch Of salt
– ¼ cup (2 oz/60g) white sugar
– 1 stick (4 oz/ 125g) cold salted Butter,
– 1 Whole egg
– 2 oz Double cream
– 7 oz whole milk
– Milk to glaze
2. Rub in the cold butter with your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs.
3. If adding dried fruit eg. Raisins, berries, citrus rind, chocolate chips add them now before you add liquid
4. Mix your egg with the milk and cream and pour into your flour mix (if you don’t have cream you can use only milk)
5. With an open hand mix loosely your scone mix until your dough forms. The bowl should be clean from the dough
6. Turn your dough onto a floured work surface
7. Knead lightly to give your dough a smooth surface
8. Pat your dough down with your hand until around 1 inches thick
9. With a scone cutter cut out your lovely little scones. You will have around 12
10. Put on a baking tray, glaze the tops of your scones with some milk to give them a golden top when baked
11. Bake at 350oF (18OoC) for 35 minutes.
12. Enjoy with Irish butter, jam and freshly whipped cream. Scones are best eaten the day they are baked but the next day you can pop them back in the oven to freshen them up again.