How To Make Delicious Irish Scones

Traditional Irish scones are perfect for any occasion.

There’s a secret ingredient to these amazing scones. Kerrygold Butter, our rich, creamy butter will give your scones a marvellous golden hue.

Once you tasted these soft and crumbly scone recipe, you’ll say it’s the best recipe ever!


Traditional Irish Scone Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups (1lb/ 16oz) flour (all-purpose/plain)
  • 5 level tsp baking powder
  • 1 generous pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup (2oz/60g) white sugar
  • 1 stick (4oz/ 125g) cold salted butter
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2oz double cream
  • 7oz whole milk
  • Milk to glaze

Instructions to make these incredible Irish scones:

  • In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients together, mix the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder
  • Rub in the cold butter with your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs
  • You can add some dried fruit e.g.,. Raisins, berries, citrus rind, chocolate chips add them now before you add liquid
  • Mix your egg with the milk and cream and pour into your flour mix (if you don’t have cream you can use only milk)
  • With an open hand mix loosely your scone mix until your dough forms. The bowl should be clean from the dough
  • Turn your dough onto a floured work surface
  • Knead lightly to give your dough a smooth surface
  • Pat your dough down with your hand until around 1 inches thick
  • With a scone cutter cut out your lovely little scones.
  • Put on a baking tray, glaze the tops of your scones with some milk to give them a golden top when baked
  • Bake at 350oF (18OoC) for 35 minutes
How to make amazing Irish scones


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