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Traditional Irish Raisin Scone Recipe

Here's a traditional raisin scone recipe that will make you feel right at home. Its light golden fluffy crust is filled with sun dried raisins making them a great treat for any time of the day. Try this delicious recipe out and let us know how they turn out!

  • 1 pound flour
  • 1/4 pint Buttermilk
  • 1 cup Raisins
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 ounces Irish butter

Sift the flour, baking soda and powder altogether 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 (425F) for 15 minutes until golden brown.

Slather some butter in between or just eat it plain and hot. Enjoy this delicious "homey" recipe for scones for breakfast, mid-day snack or as a dinner side dish!

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