How to make traditional Irish scones for St Patrick’s Day
Traditional Irish scones are one of the little treats in life that bring a smile to everyone.
YouTube chef Gemma Stafford created a great recipe video to demonstrate how to make your scones just right.
Gemma is from Ireland but now lives in California. However, her Irish background has not been forgotten and as she says in the video “Irish people love a good cup of tea and a freshly baked scone, it cannot be beat.”
For generations Irish families have enjoyed taking a break with a delicious scone filled with butter, cream and jam.
They are perfect all year round, but are particularly popular during the summer when they can be garnished with strawberries and raspberries and eaten as part of a picnic.
Traditional Irish scone ingredients
3 ½ cups (1lb/ 16oz) flour (all-purpose/plain)
5 level tsp baking powder
1 generous pinch of salt
¼ cup (2oz/60g) white sugar
1 stick (4oz/ 125g) cold salted butter
1 whole egg
2oz double cream
7oz whole milk
Milk to glaze
Guesthouse owner Bernie Hughes gets the pots and pans ready in her Cleggan guesthouse to prepare some home made Connemara cooking for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Take a look at the tutorial video from Gemma and treat yourself and your family to some delicious Irish scones today.
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