These scones are my favorite part of our St. Patrick’s Day meal. Here’s how to make them…
For the past 10 years we’ve made the same St. Patrick’s Day dinner which I posted about a few years ago. It started when Henry was a baby and Jared was coming home from a long ski trip in Switzerland. He was arriving on St. Patrick’s Day so I wanted to make something special for his first dinner home. My sister in law, Erin, had a great lineup of recipes that I used and they’ve become our traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal ever since.
Today I thought I’d share these delicious Irish soda scones. They’re really easy to make (although I can’t promise they’re traditionally Irish).
Here’s the recipe…
IRISH SODA SCONES
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1 tsp. soda
2 t. cream of tartar
2 T. sugar
1/4 c. butter
2 oz. currents or raisins (we cut our raisins small)
about 1/2 c. milk
Whisk dry ingredients together, cut in butter, add dried fruits. Add enough milk to give a soft dough. Place on floured board and pat or roll to desired thickness about 3/4 to 1 inch. Cut out and put on greased tin (cookie sheet), well spaced out. Brush with one slightly beaten egg. Bake at 475 degrees for 7-10 minutes.
We used the top of a bottle to cut a round shape like a biscuit, although you can make them triangle shaped as well.
Enjoy! Do you make any Irish dishes on St. Patrick’s Day?