Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Nelly's Scones

Music night at Nellybert's and scones were served again. And once again Brendan asked for the recipe. The first time I wrote it down for him. Then I sent it in an an email. This time I'm going to blog it and link it to Facebook.

It's a cross between my mother's recipe and  a Nigella Lawson recipe. This is it. I don't know if soda bread flour is sold outside of Ireland. Probably not. Sorry about that.

  • 500g soda bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 50g butter
  • 25g lard or more butter
  • 1 egg beaten
  • enough buttermilk to make up to 300 ml when added to beaten egg

  1. Preheat oven to 220°. 
  2. Sift the dry ingredients together and rub in the butter thoroughly. 
  3. Add the milk and stir very briefly. 
  4. Knead lightly together on a floured surface.
  5. Roll and cut approx. 12 scones
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes. 


Clairenewcastle said...

Thanks for posting this - scone recipes always fascinate me for no two scones ever seem to taste the same.
After 12 years living in England I've still to find soda bread flour although buttermilk has always been available from Tesco.

Nelly said...

If you check the Nigella recipe, Lily's Scones, and substitute plain flour and the other raising agents you should get a similar result. I always use soda bread flour because my Mammy did and you know how Irish women always follow their mammies!

Grannymar said...

I always used mammy's recipe with sweet milk, so I am going to give this one a try. You might convert me yet!

Mage said...

I will give it a try.....later. :)