Irish Soda Bread Scones

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I’m thinking about making Irish Soda Bread.  I found this recipe for Irish Soda Bread Scones which merge Irish Soda Bread and scones –  two of my favorite things.  Try serving these warm with a cup of tea or coffee!


  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup raisins


  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  • In bowl of electric mixer or a large mixing bowl, blend the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
  • Add the butter to the dry ingredients and mix for 2 minutes. The butter should be in tiny lumps distributed pretty evenly through the entire flour mixture when you’re done.
  • Add raisins and mix about 1 minute.
  • Add buttermilk and continue mixing about 1 minute. If you are not using an electric mixer, knead the dough on a floured board for a minute or so. Make sure to put a bit of flour on your hands to keep the dough from sticking to them.
  • Drop a large spoonful of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown.

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