Gaelic Soda Bread Scones

Serves: 8

These scones are more dense than a biscuit. Quick and easy, they go great with any meal. Top with butter and honey or jam.

Yield: 8-10 scones
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2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 to 1 cups buttermilk, or heavy cream


Pre-heat the oven to 450° F.

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the smaller quantity of buttermilk, 3/4 cup.

Mix by hand, adding more buttermilk if necessary, until you have a soft but not sticky dough.

Turn out on to a floured surface and knead lightly - just enough to shape the dough into a round. Flatten it to about1in thick and cut out 8-10 scones, round or triangle.

Put on to a floured baking tray and bake for about 15 minutes, until risen and golden. Leave to cool slightly on a wire rack.

Serve with soup, stews, or traditional breakfasts or any meal.


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