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Traditional Irish Scones Recipe

Traditional Irish Scones are made with a combination of flour, butter and buttermilk. They make perfect flaky scones.
2.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine ireland
Servings 15 scones


  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 ¾ cup 210 grams
  • Sugar - ¼ cup 50 grams
  • Baking Powder - 2 tsp
  • Salt - ½ tsp
  • Cold Unsalted Butter - 5 tblspn cubed
  • Milk - ½ cup / 120 ml
  • Egg - 1
  • Raisins - ⅓ cup optional


  • Preheat oven to 425 degree C / 220 degree F.
  • Mix egg and milk together and put it in fridge till needed.
  • Take flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add in cubed cold butter into it and use a fork to mix it into the flour to create crumble like. Add in raisins and mix well.
  • Now add in the wet ingredients and use the fork to bring it together.
  • Take it in a work surface and flatten it. Use a cookie cutter to cut out scone shapes.
  • Now arrange it in a baking tray and brush with the remaining milk and egg mix. Sprinkle top with some sugar and bake for 14 to 17 mins.
  • Now remove from oven and cool slightly. Serve with jam and cream.


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