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Honey Scones

A twist on a traditional Irish treat.

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Honey Scones | DonalSkehan.com, A twist on a traditional Irish treat.

desserts-baking

Honey Scones

A twist on a traditional Irish treat.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

100g white flour

2 level tsp baking powder

Pinch salt

100 g wholemeal flour

3 tbsp butter

1 heaped tbsp brown sugar

1 generous tbsp honey

150 ml milk

 

Sieve

Large mixing bowl

Baking sheet

Pastry brush

45 mins
Serves 8

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.
45 mins
Serves 8

Ingredients

100g white flour

2 level tsp baking powder

Pinch salt

100 g wholemeal flour

3 tbsp butter

1 heaped tbsp brown sugar

1 generous tbsp honey

150 ml milk

 

You'll Need

Sieve

Large mixing bowl

Baking sheet

Pastry brush

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  • Nora Dåsnes

    These really provided some sunshine this rainy morning! I was a bit worried about the dark colour when they baked, but they turned out absolutely lovely – especially with some butter, more honey and rosemary to go with! I am definitely going to try out more of your Irish recipes :)

  • Laura Griffioen

    I don’t have whole meal flour, could I use either plain or self-rasing instead?

  • Laura Griffioen

    Hi Donal, I don’t have whole meal flour, could I use plain or selfraising flour instead?

    • Yes just substitute the whole meal for plain flour instead. They will be slightly different in flavour but they should still be tasty! Hope that helps :)

  • Hi Donal, could I use wholemeal spelt flour instead of the plain and wholemeal? Also how would it work with GF brown flour? Thanks. Soraya

  • My previous comment seems to have disappeared! I’m wondering can I replace the flours in this recipe with spelt or Gluten Free flour? Thanks

  • Nicola

    can you tell me in weight the butter measurements rather than tbsp. Thanks

    • It’s an old recipe by Theodora Fitzgibbon but it’s around 55g. Hope that helps. :)

      • Nicola

        Great thanks.