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Irish Buttermilk Scones Recipe

Simple to make in under 30 minutes and comes out are these perfectly sweetened Buttermilk Irish Scones. perfect tea-time treat if we do say ourselves.
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Breakfast and Brunch
Cuisine Irish
Servings 10 scones
Calories 232 kcal


  • 450 g self raising flour
  • 100 g butter , cold butter cut into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 80 g caster sugar
  • 100 g sultanas ( or zest and juice of 1 lemon instead)
  • 280/300 ml buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg beaten and with a splash of milk
  • extra sugar for topping , optional


  • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees
  • Sift flour , baking soda, cream of tartar and salt into a mixing bowl
  • Cut the butter into the flour mix until there are no large lumps left. Should resemble like little pebbles. Pour in the sugar and sultanas and mix.
  • Whisk the vanilla essence and the buttermilk together in a separate bowl. Pour 3/4 of the milk in first and and mix swiftly (be careful not to over mix) until it starts to come together then add the remainder. Mixture should not be very wet... start with 280ml and ( judge it yourself it should not be very wet)
  • Put dough onto a lightly floured surface. Flatten it out to around 3/4 cm thickness and use scone cutter or any round shaped cutter to press out the scones
  • Glaze the top of each scone with some egg wash, followed by an optional sprinkling of sugar. Transfer to floured oven tray.
  • Bake immediately for 10 /12 mins or until you can see they have become golden brown on the surface


Serving: 1sconeCalories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 6gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 1.5mgSodium: 97mgPotassium: 182mgFiber: 1.5gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 16IUCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.7mg
Keyword Irish Scones
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