Traditional Irish Scones for St. Patrick’s Day

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Saint Patrick's Day Recipe

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with light and airy Irish Scones. With this simple recipe, buttery scones are super easy to bake at home. Traditionally, these homemade treats are served with an extra pat of butter and fruit preserves alongside a fresh pot of tea.

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What You'll Need:
(makes 8 scones)

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 egg, beaten

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Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cubed butter (be sure the butter is extra cold), and milk in the bowl of your food processor. Pulse 3 or 4 times, until just combined.

Step 2: Drop the mixture onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a 1 inch thick disk (be sure not to over work the dough). Using a (floured) knife cut the dough into 8 equal triangles.

Step 3: Transfer each triangle onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush the tops of each triangle with the egg wash and bake in your preheated oven for 15 minutes or until golden. Allow the scones to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. Serve the scones with butter and your choice of fruit jam.

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All photography by Karen Biton-Cohen