desserts

Irish Soda Bread Scones with Honey and Nutmeg

Studded with currants, oh-so-buttery and slightly sweetened with honey, these scones are a lovely addition to the brunch spread.
10 min
PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
320
CALORIES
12
INGREDIENTS
8
Servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups (500 ml) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) cake-and-pastry flour
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp (4 ml) Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) Sea Salt Grinder
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 cup (250 ml) buttermilk, plus extra for brushing
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) Liquid Honey Beehive
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) currants
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) coarse sugar

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Whisk together all-purpose flour, cake-and-pastry flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt; using pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • 2 Whisk together buttermilk, egg and honey; pour over flour mixture. Stir with fork until ragged dough forms. Stir in currants. Transfer onto lightly floured surface; knead 5 to 6 times or until mixture just holds together. Pat into 8-inch (20 cm) round.
  • 3 Cut into 8 wedges; place wedges on parchment-lined baking sheet, about 2 inches (5 cm) apart. Brush with additional buttermilk and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and flaky.
  • 4 Tip: Serve warm with butter and jam or honey butter.
  • 5 Tip: Fold chopped toasted nuts into dough along with the currants if desired.

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