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Posted by on Dec 29, 2009 in Food | 3 comments

Minnie Collins Irish Fruit Scone Recipe

    Scones with jam and cream photo by hujukal via Flickr Creative Commons http://www.flickr.com/photos/hijukal/68263687/

Scones with jam and cream photo by hujukal via Flickr Creative Commons http://www.flickr.com/photos/hijukal/68263687/

This scone recipe came from Liam’s grandmother. Irish Firesider, Bill Sweeney, made a batch this Christmas and was kind enough to send us some photos.

Bill Sweeney’s batch golden brown Minnie Collins’ scones. Mmmmm.

4 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
½ teaspoon of salt
¼ cup of sugar
½ cup of cold butter (that is one stick or a quarter pound)
1 ½ cup of golden raisins
1 egg
1 cup of buttermilk and
1 teaspoon of vanilla
sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, sugar. Add butter and mix until crumbly. Mix in raisins.

In a separate bowl, use a fork to beat egg. Then beat in buttermilk and vanilla.

Mix about a third of the egg and buttermilk liquid into the butter/flour mixture and check consistency. Add additional liquid until dough reaches a consistency where it can be rolled out.

Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to about 3⁄4 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter or glass with a 3 inch diameter to cut scones.

Sprinkle sugar on the top of the scones and place it on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes. The scones will be a creamy color. If you wait until they are golden brown, they will be too dry and the bottoms will be very dark.

Remove from oven/cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack. Serve with jam whipped cream and a cuppa tea.

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3 Comments

  1. What do we have to do to win a batch of these? They look absolutely delicious, and I notice that there are only eleven so they must have been taste-tested.

  2. You guessed it – I made 12, but ate 1 before taking the picture :-)

    They are all gone now. The next batch will be on St. Patrick’s Day.

  3. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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