Fruit Scones Recipe

Irish Fruit Scones Recipe

Irish fruit scones are a delightful treat that embodies the warmth and comfort of Irish baking traditions. These scones are tender, crumbly, and studded with plump raisins or currants. They’re often enjoyed during afternoon tea, breakfast, or as a sweet snack. The key to their irresistible texture lies in the combination of simple ingredients: flour, baking powder, sugar, butter, buttermilk, and dried fruit. The scone dough is gently mixed, rolled out, and cut into rounds before being baked to a golden brown perfection. Serve them warm with a dollop of clotted cream, a smear of butter, or your favorite fruit preserves. Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or simply craving a comforting baked good, Irish fruit scones are a delightful choice!

Time to make: 40mins

Ingredients

Serves 11

Fruit Scones Ingredients

  • 1.3lb Flour
  • 0.25lb Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 0.22lb dry raisins
  • 0.42lb Kerrygold Butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Method

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl measure flour, sugar, baking powder.
  • Add butter and work with your fingertips until mixture resembles small peas.
  • Mix in dry fruit.
  • In small bowl mix buttermilk and eggs add to dry mixture.
  • Using your hands, form dough into large ball and place on floured surface.
  • Knead lightly only few times until comes together.
  • Roll out into 1 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Cut into 3 inch rounds place on a prepared baking sheet.
  • Brush with milk to glaze.
  • Bake scones for 20-25 minutes.\

The best way to enjoy Irish fruit scones is to savor their warm, crumbly goodness with a touch of tradition and a dash of personal preference. Here are some delightful ways to indulge in these classic treats:

  1. Classic Pairing with Tea or Coffee: Irish scones were practically made for afternoon tea. Brew a strong cup of Barry’s tea or your favourite coffee blend, and enjoy it alongside a freshly baked scone. The contrast of the warm, buttery scone with the aromatic beverage is simply delightful.
  2. Butter and Jam: Slather a split scone with a generous layer of Kerrygold butter and your favorite jam. Whether it’s strawberry, raspberry, or apricot, the combination of sweet and savory flavors is heavenly.
  3. Warm and Fresh: Nothing beats the pleasure of biting into a warm scone straight from the oven. Bake a batch, let them cool slightly, and enjoy them while they’re still tender and fragrant.

Remember, there’s no wrong way to enjoy an Irish scone—whether you keep it simple or get creative, it’s all about savoring the moment and celebrating the flavors!