Irish Soda Bread Scones

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Irish Soda Bread Scones

Top O’ the Morning to Ya. My heritage is German and Dutch. German comes from my Dads side of the family. 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. My first husband and father of my 2 kids, is Irish. His Irish heritage comes from his Mothers side. This means that my children are Irish. For that reason we always celebrated St Patrick’s Day. Celebrate St Patty’s Day with Irish Soda Bread Scones.

Celebrate St. Patty’s

When my kids were in grade school I always made sure they were “wearing of the green” on St Patty’s Day. I pinned their “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” button to their winter coats, made them shamrock cookies, put them in their lunch boxes along with little containers of lime jello. On our way home from school, we would stop and pick up Shamrock Shakes. For my kids March 17th also meant that they would be going to their Irish Grandma’s house for dinner. A traditional St. Patrick’s Day Irish Dinner of Corned Beef and Cabbage.

My sister-in-law and I on the other hand, would not be attending the festivities. Why? We weren’t Irish, silly! We never got invited because after all, we weren’t Irish. Each year, we’d each get our kids ready and send them off with their dads to eat an Irish Dinner, listen to their Grandma sing “Oh Danny Boy” with a snoot full of Jameson Irish Whiskey and celebrate their Irish heritage.  My sister-in-law and myself, would proceed to conduct our own St Patrick’s Day festivities, complete with green beer!

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beannacht maith ta’ an la’ go deas~
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Corned Beef and Cabbage

I have never made Corned Beef and Cabbage, in fact, I don’t think I have ever eaten Corned Beef and Cabbage! I’ve made many recipes with cabbage but never a corned beef brisket and cabbage, that is popular on and around St Patty’s Day. I have made Colcannon which I love. The best recipe I have ever made for Colcannon is from Tyler Florence This recipe is fast, easy and so delicious!

I have made Irish Soda Bread many times but this year I wanted to make Irish Soda Bread Scones for several reasons, I wanted to make them in my new cast iron wedge pan, (boy did they turn out delicious) I wanted to make something besides Irish soda bread and I love scones!

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Irish Soda Bread Scones
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

A wonderful accompaniment to Irish Stew.

Course: Bread, Breakfast, Muffins/Scones
Cuisine: All-American, Irish
Keyword: Irish, scones
Servings: 4 servings
: 360 kcal
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 packets sugar substitute or 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup dried currants or raisins
  1. Heat oven to 375º Grease a cast iron wedge pan.  Place in heated oven for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar packets, baking soda and salt; cut in cold butter.

  3. Stir in buttermilk, just until moistened. Fold in currants. Knead on a floured surface 8 to 10 times.

  4. Carefully remove cast iron pan from oven and carefully spread batter into the wedge pan.
  5. Bake at 375º for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in scone comes out clean.
  6. Remove pan from oven. Cool scones in pan 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. Remove scones from pan and cool on wire rack
Nutrition Facts
Irish Soda Bread Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 680mg30%
Potassium 346mg10%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Green Velvet Mint Cupcakes are the perfect cupcakes to serve on St Patty’s Day or anytime when a sweet, minty cupcake is needed.


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6 thoughts on “Irish Soda Bread Scones”

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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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