Monday, March 10, 2014

Irish Soda Bread Scones

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My heritage is German and Dutch. My German heritage comes from my Dads side of the family and my Dutch heritage comes from my Moms side of the family. We're Hollanders, my Grandma would say. In my family we didn't celebrate St Patty's Day for obvious reasons but my first husband and father of my 2 kids, is Irish. His Irish heritage comes from his Moms side. This means that my children are Irish. For that reason, we always celebrated St Patrick's Day. When my kids were in grade school, I always made sure they were "wearing of the green" on St Patty's Day and I pinned their "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" button to their winter coats. I would make them shamrock cookies and send them in their lunches, along with lime jello. On our way home from school, we would stop and pick up Shamrock Shakes. Yum! For my kids, March 17th also meant that they would be going to their "Irish Grandma's" house, for a traditional St. Patrick's Day Irish Dinner of Corned Beef and Cabbage. Each year off they'd go, to eat an Irish Dinner, listen to Irish music and celebrate their Irish heritage.

I have never made Corned Beef and Cabbage, in fact, I don't think I have ever eaten Corned Beef and Cabbage! I have made Colcannon, which I love. The best recipe I have ever made for Colcannon is from Tyler Florence. This recipe is delicious! I have made Irish Soda Bread many times but this year I wanted to make Irish Soda Bread Scones instead. I wanted to make them in my new cast iron wedge pan. They turned out delicious and boy, do I love my new wedge pan:) taitneamh a bhaint as~



Irish Soda Bread Scones~
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 packets sugar substitute
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
2 T cold butter
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup dried currants

Heat oven to 375. Grease a cast iron wedge pan and place in heated oven for 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar packets, baking soda and salt; cut in cold butter. Stir in buttermilk, just until moistened. Fold in currants. Knead on a floured surface 8-10 times. Carefully remove cast iron pan from oven and carefully spread batter into the wedge pan. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in scone comes out clean. Remove pan from oven. Cool scones in pan 5-10 minutes. Remove scones from pan and cool on wire rack




                                                            beannacht maith ta' an la' go deas~

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6 comments:

  1. I am definitely going to try these Scones, Lynn. Thanks for sharing. I am German descent both my maternal & paternal grandparents, Koenig & Lehman surnames ... pretty sure that is where the blonde hair & blue eyes came from :)

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  2. Hi Cindy~ If you try these scones, let me know:) They are delicious~ My maternal & paternal grandparents surnames are: Peeters and Stumpf:) I have always wanted to research my family heritage but never have.....have you?

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  3. No, however my first Cousin's wife has been doing Ancestery.ca on my dad's side, and actually on my Mom's side another Cousin has done the same

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    1. I often wonder about it....maybe sometime I'll look into it a little deeper.

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  4. Looks great and tasty. My daughters would probably go for the green cupcakes from before but I'd rather go with these.
    Angela @ Time with A & N

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  5. Our Irish Grandma's are really special ladies and awesome cooks. I love scones and your Irish Soda Bread Scones look delicious, I will really enjoy this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Food of The World and hope you will continue the tour with us next month.
    Miz Helen

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