Irish Soda Bread Scones with Honey and Nutmeg

Afternoon tea has never known a better companion. Honey adds a touch of sweetness while nutmeg adds some spice to these simple soda scones.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Makes: 8 servings
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  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. Kitchen Tips: Serve warm with butter and jam or honey butter. Fold chopped toasted nuts into dough along with the currants if desired.


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