irish soda bread scones

I found the recipe for Festive Irish Soda Bread Scones at Creative Loafing. That recipe was adapted from Irish Soda Scones at The Joy of Baking.

irish soda bread scones

Irish Soda Bread Scones
I cut it to make 12 scones.

3 cups unbleached flour
1/4 cup oats (I ground them in my coffee grinder.)

another use for my coffee grinder oat flour

1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I used freshly grated nutmeg.)
(I also added 1/2 tsp. cinnamon.)
1 1/2 cups buttermilk (I used 2% milk with 1 1/2 T. white vinegar added.)

2 tablespoons buttermilk
2 tablespoons oats
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Stir together dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add buttermilk and stir to combine.

    freshly grated nutmeg soda bread dough

  • Mix by hand until a dough starts to form. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead into a ball. Doesn’t take much kneading…just until it makes a smoothish ball. Pat dough into a 7-8 inch circle about one inch thick. Cut into 6-12 scones.

    irish soda bread

    irish soda bread scones

  • Transfer scones to baking pan with parchment or that’s lightly floured. Brush the tops of scones with buttermilk, then sprinkle the oats and turbinado sugar over them.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until they’re lightly brown. Let cool for a few minutes and spread with your favorite jam while they’re still warm. We used our church’s homemade apple butter, of course.

Irish Soda Bread Scones

DD enjoyed the Irish Soda Bread Scones as an after school snack, along with the apple butter which she used as a dip. And green milk. It IS St. Patrick’s Day, after all. 🙂

after school snack

These were delicious and very easy to make. They would make a good breakfast treat, as well. Best served warm from the oven. I haven’t tried reheating one in the microwave, but will try that tomorrow. I’m sure it will be just as tasty!

~~Rhonda 🙂


  1. Posted March 18, 2009 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    Yours look awesome! I especially love the green milk, lol! 😉

  2. ~~Rhonda
    Posted March 18, 2009 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Katie! Your site inspired me! 🙂

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