Raisin Scones

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Here is an authentic recipe for Irish Raisin Scones. Enjoy this unique bread experience.

Raisin Scones


  • 1 Lb. of flour
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 oz Irish Butter

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Sift the flour, baking soda and powder into a bowl. Rub in butter. Add in the sugar and raisins. Stir with a wooden spoon. Make a well in the mix and work in the buttermilk.

Turn on to a floured board and knead briefly. With a wooden rolling pin, roll out the mixture till it is one inch thick. Use a cookie cutter, or an upside-down plastic tumbler, to cut out the scones from the dough. Glaze with a beaten egg.

Bake in a hot oven ( 425°F) for 15 minutes.

Note: To make rock buns, pull a hand full of dough from the rolled out dough and arrange the “rocks” on a baking tray. Coat with sugar and bake.

Courtesy of © FoodIreland.com

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I’m Cathy, the face behind the site.I work in the corporate world as a project manager and as you can imagine, my job can be very stressful at times. Baking bread is a wonderful stress reliever. I especially enjoy baking bread on the weekends and allowing the dough to slow ferment to bring out the flavor and nutritional properties of the bread.

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