Monday, March 9, 2015

Irish Scones

Since Saint Patrick's Day is approaching, I figured I would try some Irish dishes. Scones had to be one of the dishes I wanted to make. Why? Only because I love them. They are easy to make. They are a fast breakfast. They go well with tea. Then the main reason is because I love them. Well, I did try to find currants for these scones. I guess currants aren't a popular product to carry so I elected to make half of the scones with raisins. My daughter asked for some without any raisins which was fine. I didn't want to over knead them since my daughter kept telling me that scones are as hard as stones. These scones weren't hard.
Irish Scones
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar plus more for topping
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 Tbsp butter, cold and cut into pieces
1/4 cup raisins/currants
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1 egg, beaten for brushing the top

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Cut in the butter into the flour mixture to form coarse crumbs.
  5. Whisk together the milk with 1 egg. 
  6. Using a fork, stir just until a moist dough form.
  7. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead a couple of times until incorporated. (Don't over knead so the scones won't be like stones.)
  8. Pat the dough into 1 1/2 inch thickness.
  9. Cut the dough into 6 circles. 
  10. Place the dough onto the baking sheets. 
  11. Brush the tops with the beaten egg and lightly sprinkle the top with sugar.
  12. Bake the scones for 7 minutes and rotate the baking sheet.
  13. Bake the scones for another 7 minutes or until golden brown.
  14. Serve warm with butter and jam. 
Recipe adapted from Kerrygold.

One year ago...........................I made Mint Flourless Brownies.
Two years ago.........................I made PB Nutella Oatmeal.
Three years ago.......................I made Fried Meatball Sandwich.
Did you already know....................
-The average Irish man is 5 feet 9 inches tall.
-The average Irish woman is 5 feet 5 inches tall.
-The majority of the Irish are Catholic.

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