Daily Archives: May 25, 2009

Food Monday ~ Scones

In my post last Tuesday I mentioned scones.  Some of my American friends are unsure of what Irish scones are like or how they are made.  Well Grannymar aims to please, so I called on good old YouTube and found this:-

Everyone has their own recipe and below I give you mine.

Preheat the oven to 200°C

8ozs Plain Flour
2-teaspoon Baking Powder
¼ teaspoon of Cream of Tartar
½ teaspoon Salt
2oz Butter or Margarine.
Approx. ¼ pint of Milk
A small Egg, beaten

Sift the flour, salt, baking powder and cream of tartar together.

Rub in the butter or margarine until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs and then mix to firm-ish dough with the milk and about half of the egg.

On a floured surface, pat the mixture out to a thickness of about 1in and cut the scones, either with a knife or a circular cutter.

Place on a floured baking tray and brush the tops with milk mixed with the remaining egg.

Bake in a pre-heated oven for 12-15 minutes.Cool on a wire tray.


Fruit scones – Add 2oz sultanas.
Cherry Scones – Add 2ozs cherries, halved
Cheese Scones – Add 2ozs cheese, grated
For a special treat try Raspberries and White Chocolate.