This is an easy afternoon tea recipe for homemade Irish Scones that rise high every time. Best served freshly baked with butter, jam or honey, these scones are sure to go quickly.
Course Breakfast, Dessert/ snack, Snack
Keyword Irish Scones Recipe
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 35minutes
2/3cupmilkI used 2%
2tablespoonsmilk or cream to brush scone tops before baking
Place a rack in the centre of your oven and preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix well and set aside.
Combine the milk and cream in a small bowl and whisk the egg into the cream mixture.
Add cold butter to the flour mixture and using your fingers work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the combined cream and milk into the flour and mix lightly until the dough forms a ball.
On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough just enough to get a smooth surface. Using a round cutter, cut as many scones as you can. Re-roll the scraps and cut out more until you've used all the dough.
Transfer scones to lined baking sheet. Brush tops with milk or cream. Optional: Sprinkle a touch of granular sugar on tops
Bake for 25 minutes or until scones are puffed and golden.
Serve warm with butter, jam and freshly whipped cream if desired.
Any remaining scones can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator and then warm in the oven.