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Easy Homemade Irish Scones – I Heart Naptime


Homemade Irish scones made in less than 30 minutes! Soft and moist on the inside, with a crisp sugary top. So simple to make with a few simple ingredients. 

Irish Scone with whipped cream and jam

Easy Irish Scone Recipe

There’s really nothing better than a hot scone, fresh out of the oven. These traditional Irish scones are a modern favorite and make an elegant addition to breakfast, brunch, or work great as a dessert. I also love that they’re so simple and fast to make that I can serve them for an after-school snack or a weekday breakfast. My kids go nuts over these!

I love the crisp sugary top, and the soft, tender and moist inside. They taste astonishing warm with homemade whipped cream and strawberry jam on top. The strawberry, whipped cream and scone combination almost reminds me of a strawberry shortcake biscuit. Such a delicious treat!

Irish Scones on parchment paper

Tips for the Best Irish Scones

Make sure to keep the tips below in mind when making this Irish scones recipe:

  • Learn how to measure flour accurately by using this simple spoon and level technique. Too much or too small flour can abandon you with dense, heavy or dry scones.
  • Be careful not to overwork the dough, or the scones won’t have that great flaky texture we’re aiming for. Knead the dough lightly until it comes together. Similar to when making homemade biscuits, it’s okay to have a few small lumps in the dough.
  • Sprinkle extra sugar over the tops to give your scones the great finishing touch. The extra hint of sweetness takes them up a notch. My favorite type to use is a coarse sugar, such as Kirkland organic sugar.

Scone Mix-in’s

Before baking, feel free to mix in some dried currants, raisins or chocolate chips to add an extra hint of sweetness and flavor. Adding 1/2 cup should be plenty!

Favorite Toppings

While these scones are delicious on their own, take them to the next level by adding any of the delicious toppings below. My favorites are strawberry jam and whipped cream!

Storage Instructions

These scones will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, however I do think they taste top on the first day. I recommend heating them in the toaster oven for 1 to 2 minutes if enjoying on the 2nd or 3rd day.

Holding Irish Scone with whipped cream and jam

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Irish Scones

Homemade Irish scones made in less than 30 minutes! Soft and moist on the inside, with a crisp sugary top. So simple to make with a few simple ingredients. 

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

  • 3 1/2 cups (450 g) all-purpose flour , spoon and leveled
  • 6 Tablespoons (85 g) sugar , plus more for sprinkling on top
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 Tablespoons (84 g) butter , cut into pieces
  • 2 eggs , divided
  • 3/4 cup (177 ml) whole milk
  • 1 egg white , for brushing on top

For serving: butter, whipped cream and berry jam

Mix in’s: If you’d like, you can mix in 1/2 cup dried currants or raisins into the dough (before baking).
Sugar: I like to use a coarse sugar (such as the Kirkland organic sugar) or demerara sugar to sprinkle on top of the scones. 
Storage: Store in a covered container for up to 3 days. These scones do taste top on the first day, however on the 2nd day I like to pop them in the toaster oven for 1-2 minutes. 

Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2.2mg

Original post contributed by The Baker Upstairs


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