Scones are so quintessentially Irish and are something nearly everyone has a recipe for, whether it belongs to you, your mother or was even passed down from your grandmother. This recipe has a sweet twist with the use of some lovely Irish honey alongside the traditional ingredients. The addition of this great Irish product gives the scones a lovely heady flavour and really adds that special something to a classic recipe. Recipe from The Pleasures of the Table: Rediscovering Theodora Fitzgibbon.
- Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Sift the white flour, baking powder and salt together, then add the wholemeal flour and rub in the butter. Stir in the sugar. Add the honey to the milk and stir until dissolved, then add most of the mixture to the flour and butter mixture, and mix to make a soft dough, reserving the rest for a glaze.
- Shape the dough into a round about 20 or 22 cm across and put onto a greased baking sheet. Cut across the top four times to mark 8 wedge-like portions or farls and bake for 20 minutes. Take out to brush with glaze, then put back and continue cooking for 5–10 minutes.