Irish and Scottish Gaelic Soda Bread Scones

Total Time
5 mins
20 mins

Delicious and easy to make soda bread scones, which are perfect when served alongside soups, stews or an Irish or Scottish breakfast. These can be whipped up in a trice and make a nice alternative to bread.........they are also delectable when eaten hot, split and spread with fresh butter.

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  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220C/450F.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the smaller quantity of buttermilk, 400ml or 14 fluid ozs.
  3. Mix by hand, adding more buttermilk if necessary, until you have a soft but not sticky dough.
  4. Turn out on to a floured surface and knead lightly - just enough to shape the dough into a round. Flatten it to about 2.5cm/1in thick and cut out 8-10 scones, using a 7.5cm/3in plain cutter.
  5. Put on to a floured baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes, until well risen and golden. Leave to cool slightly on a wire rack.
  6. Serve with soup, stews or traditional breakfasts.