Irish Scones: Important Ingredients to Make Them at Home
It is easier to explain what a scone is not, rather than what a scone is. Scone is not a biscuit, a scone is not a cookie and a scone is not a cake, either. Scones are light brown in color on top and have a soft texture inside and are closely related to the Scottish flat bread.
In fact, scone derives the name from where Scottish kings were crowned, the stone of destiny. Scones are delicious and are a sure item in almost all parties and especially, Irish festivals are never complete without Irish scones.
To make Irish scones, you will need one cup of flour, half teaspoon baking powder, quarter pound of softened butter, two ounces of sugar, one egg, two ounces of milk and fruits and nuts as an extra addition.
The dry ingredients should be mixed together and then, slowly the egg mixture must be added. The oven should be preheated to 350 degrees temperature and the scones placed in the oven for fifteen to twenty minutes, until they come out in light brown color.
Irish scones can be served with butter, cream, jelly, honey or marmalade. Scones can be cut into various shapes, the popular shapes being the wedge shape, circle, triangle, squares, rectangles and heart shape. While placing the scones on the baking sheet, they should be placed close together rather than wide apart, so that the scones remain soft. The scones are best served warm and the fruits and nuts can be used for topping.