Gaelic Soda Bread Scones
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
|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.