Scones are typical cakes, very popular among Irish people. Originally coming from Scotland, this little pastry made of raisins was literally adopted by Irish and English people, many centuries ago! Scones can be found everywhere in Ireland in bakeries, tea-houses, or in every household, and they are delicious dipped in tea or coffee for tea-time!
Pastries for tea-time
Irish Scones – I-Stock Photos / Guide Ireland.com
Scones are Anglo-Saxon pastries, most often enjoyed with tea, usually taken for an Irish-breakfast or for tea-time…
Highly appreciated by Irish people, they are commonly eaten plain, or with raisins, or, for an even more sensational experience, with cream, jam or honey… Concerning their taste, they are more or less like a rather dense and copious brioche, which perfectly complements an Irish tea!
Actually the best way to be replenished after a full-day of Irish discoveries, it is above all a comforting and convivial snack!
Very easy to bake, they only take a 20 minutes-preparation, and offer you a royal tea-time, even for picky-eaters!
Another way to discover the art of Irish hospitality: generous, warm and full of simplicity!
Number of guests : 4
Preparation-time : 20 minutes
Cooking-time : 15 minutes
200g wheat flour (7oz)
50g sugar (1.75oz)
50g butter (1.75oz)
15g baking powder (0.5oz)
1 pinch of salt
15 cl milk (5.3 fl.oz)
How to prepare scones?
Sift the flour into a bowl, add a pinch of salt, then the baking powder and the butter.
Mix the ingredients with the fingers to obtain a sandy dough.
Add the milk little by little, then the sugar and the raisins.
Mix thoroughly to obtain a homogeneous mixture.
Sprinkle flour on a work surface and roll out the puff pastry dough to a thickness of 1.5 cm (0.6 inch)
Use a cutter or the rim of a drinking glass to cut out 2-inch (5 cm) rounds.
Put them onto the buttered and floured baking sheet.
You can brush the top of each scone with a little bit of milk and sugar to give them a nice finish.
Bake 10 à 15 minutes in a preheated oven (240°C-th.7)
Cool before serving, and experience them with a tea, a coffee or a fresh orange-juice.