Monday, March 7, 2022

Irish Soda Scones

My home is decorated for St. Patrick's Day, and I'm serving some Irish Soda Scones. Would you like to join me?  I have some Irish Breakfast tea for us, and some Kerrygold butter for spreading.  The tiny teapot says Cork County, Ireland, on the bottom, where my Great Grandmother was from.

My sister sent this darling wicker teapot planter and I put a shamrock plant in it.  My leprechaun kissing couple were from my dear Mom.  

My Mom also gave me this pretty candle holder that Had been her Mom's.

This vintage Johnson Bros Roland teacup is a favorite with it's Celtic design.  

These two dear friends treated me to lunch at a French cafe', and we all had chicken, mushroom and spinach crepes.  I am truly blessed with friendships. 

Yield: 8 very large scones
Author: Kitty, but adapted from Martha Stewart
Irish Soda Scones

Irish Soda Scones

These scones have a light, fluffy texture, but with the tastes of Irish Soda bread. They are yummy with some Kerrygold Butter.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 stick cold butter
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 1 cup cold buttermilk (See NOTE)
  • Sparkling Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, granulated sugar, and salt.
  2. Cut butter into small pieces; work into flour mixture with your fingers or a pastry cutter until dough resembles coarse meal. Add currants, caraway seeds, and buttermilk; stir until just combined.
  3. Scoop 1/3 cup-size mounds of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, spaced 3 inches apart. Sprinkle with Sparkling Sugar. Bake until bottoms are golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool completely on sheet.


Next time I will decrease the buttermilk to 3/4 cup, and make 10-12 smaller scones.

Thank you for your visit!  xo

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  1. I love shamrock plants! Kitty, your bits of Irish decor make this Irish girl's eyes smile. :) Those scones look delicious. A wonderful photo of you and your friends. Here's to a good week. Praying for peace and protection for all those who are fighting for our freedom!

  2. The scones sound tasty. I LOVE all your St. Patty decorations! Enjoy a wonderful week sweet friend!

  3. Those scones look just perfect to eat for St. Patrick's Day Kitty. Thanks for the recipe to make them. I hope you have a nice week Kitty.

  4. Thank you for giving me time to consider St. Patty's Day. I do not decorate for the day, but I am glad that you do!

  5. What a lovely outing with your friends Kitty. Nothing like sweet friendships nearby or miles away. (SMILES) Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. Kitty, your post is a delight! Everything is so cute and very Irish. My hubby's grandmother came from Ireland too but I'm not sure what part. Your scones would be a treat here! Hubby loves scones and soda scones would be especially nice. I have some lemon curd in the refrigerator that would be tasty on them. You are blessed with a lovely family and friends! Thanks for the recipe and Happy March, dear Kitty!


  7. Beannachd leat mo charaid. (Bless you, my friend.)

    Latha Naomh Pร draig sona dhut. (Happy St. Patrick's Day) ♣

  8. These sound yummy! We have made scones before but never Irish soda scones.

  9. The scones sound just delicious! I am thinking of you today, sweet friend. I am finally getting around to sitting down and having the wonderful tea you sent to me. And all the while, I am thinking of how grateful I am for you and your friendship and presence in my life. Sending much love and gratitude to you today!

  10. Wonderful Kitty. The teacup is lovely, perfect for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day. So happy your friends treated you to lunch. I shall try making some scones soon. Have a happy week.

  11. The candlestick holder in the shape of a flower is so pretty, Kitty. I don't think I have ever seen a prettier one. It is always a very pleasant day when one can enjoy some scones. Hoping you enjoy a fun St Patrick's Day.

  12. I'm completely charmed by your St. Patrick's Day teawares and decor!

    I also brought out my green teawares last weekend. I don't have Irish Breakfast Tea, but I do have lots of green teas. LOL.

  13. Kitty, I'd love to join you for a cuppa and an Irish Soda Scone. Your Oxalis is so pretty in your wicker tea cup basket. Your leprechaun couple is adorable and I love your teapot and pretty heirloom candleholder! What a great photo of you and your friends celebrating your birthday. You are loved! ☘️๐Ÿ’š

  14. Wonderful St Patrick's post! Blessings.

  15. Thanks for posting this recipe, Kitty! I pinned it to my St. Patrick's Day board. There isn't much sugar in this, so I might try it. Plus I love Irish soda bread! I like your Irish vignette, too.

  16. Mmmm...I'm not even a teeny bit Irish, but I love scones and green is my favorite color. Maybe I should be Irish!!

  17. Kitty, you have such pretty things for celebrating St. Patrick's Day. I love the little teapot and the kissing couple. I'm sure they bring sweet memories when you unpack them every year. I'm Irish too from my mom. What a fun time your luncheon must have been . The scones look delicious.........

  18. Oh Kitty, the wicker tea cup is just adorable! And of course you have the perfect tea cup and mini tea pot for your Irish vignette! The scones sound wonderful and there’s nothing better than lunch with friends ☘️

  19. Mmm. Such delicious looking scones. Perfect with your pretty teacup.

  20. We too enjoy Kerrygold butter :)
    A lovely post.
    Happy St Patricks Day for the 17th March.

    All the best Jan

  21. Love your Irish tea, Kitty, with all your sweet and pretty things. I love the teacup and teapot, and the candleholder is a lovely heirloom, too. My grandfather's family was from Cork and so was my hubby's grandfather's family. Maybe they all knew each other, haha! It really is a small world. So nice to be treated to lunch with friends. The scones look yummy! Happy St. Patricks Day! Hugs xo K

  22. We loved featuring your awesome post on Full Plate Thursday, 580. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen


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