Irish Buttermilk Scones
This is a traditional scone recipe from Ireland using buttermilk alongside a smattering of sweet raisins. Best served hot with butter and jam.
What you will need
2 1/2 cups AP Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Sugar
2 Tbsp Butter
1 cup Buttermilk
1/3 cup Raisins
1 tsp Water(Nutritional facts 332 calories, 8 g fat, 55.3 g carbohydrates, 9.62 g protein, 173 mg cholesterol, 852 mg sodium)
How to cook
Gather and portion all ingredients.
Set oven to 425 °F
Whisk the egg into the buttermilk.
Add the salt, baking soda, and sugar to the flour. Whisk to combine.
Cube the butter and pinch into the flour to create small flakes and pieces.
Create a well in the center of the flour-butter mixture and slowly hydrate the flour with the buttermilk mixture until a dough forms.
Flour your work surface and finish incorporating the buttermilk into a homogenous dough.
Fold the raisins into the dough and then pat into a 1 inch thick circle.
Use a glass or round cookie cutter to cut the scones. Transfer to a baking sheet. This should make 6-8 scones.
Whisk the egg and water and then brush a thin layer on to the top of the scones.
Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
Best served hot with butter and jam.