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Irish Soda Bread Scones #BreadBakers

Our host for this month's Bread Bakers is Wendy of A day in the life on the farm and she suggested to bake Irish bread for St. Patricks day.  Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick in Ireland.

Irish soda bread is is a variety of quick bread where baking soda is used as a leavening agent instead of the traditional yeast. I adapted this scone recipe from here. Though these scones are not traditional ones, they are made with the almost same ingredients as the traditional soda bread. Let's see how to make Irish soda bread scones.


1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbspgranulated sugar
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp / 25gm cold unsalted butter
1/4 cup cold buttermilk
1 small egg
1/3 cup golden raisins + currants
1 tsp milk, to brush 


1. Preheat the oven to 220 C | 425 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Grate the butter and mix well into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Place the bowl in freezer for 5 minutes.

3. In a large measuring cup, whisk together the cold buttermilk and egg.

4. Stir in the golden raisins in the flour mixture. Add the buttermilk-egg mixture and using a spatula mix until combined.

5. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead for 4-5 minutes.

6. Pat the dough gently with your hands into a disc that is roughly 3/4-inch thick. Using a cookie cutter, cut out the scones.

7. Place them on the prepared baking tray and brush the tops gently with milk.

8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Transfer scones to a wire rack.


Do not twist the cookie cutter as you cut the dough, this will prevent the scones from rising evenly.

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  1. Buttermilk scones are now next on my list of ways to use up the buttermilk in my fridge. These are just what I'd love to eat right now!

  2. Perfect biscuits to have with an Irish stew.

  3. Great idea - a tiny taste of ireland that we can keep on eating!

  4. I love soda bread and I love scones. So yours is a perfect recipe for me!

  5. Your scones look wonderful! Thanks for the tip in using the cookie cutter.

  6. wow!! bread scones look very tempting!

  7. Delicious looking scones Sona, already bookmarked it. How we all automatically love twisting the cookie cutter :0

  8. Beautiful looking scones... love them with a nice slather of butter and jam...

  9. Scones full of Soda Bread ingredients sounds amazing. I am trying this next!

  10. Your soda bread scones look so flaky and delicious. Perfect St.Patrick's day treat.

  11. Very tempting they look... good one

  12. Priya @asmallbite
    Scones look very inviting,nice share....


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