Monday, March 6, 2023

Irish Apple Raisin Scones and Shrimp Scampi


My St. Patrick's Day table is set and I've made us some delicious scones. 

We can have some Irish Breakfast tea, and some Kerrygold butter on our scones.

These scones are so tender and moist, and the sprinkling of green sugar makes them so pretty on my beautiful platter

My vintage Johnson Bros Rolland teacup is a favorite of mine.

My friend, Heidi, and her mother-in-law came for a visit and brought me these sunshine-y flowers.  Aren't they pretty in my teapot with shamrocks?

Yield: 12
Author: Kitty, but adapted from Claridge Hotel, London
Irish Apple Raisin Scones

Irish Apple Raisin Scones

These scones are so moist with the grated apple and a delight to eat. I changed the procedure to simplify cleaning.


  • 3 Cups Self-Rising Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup (1 1/2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, cold and cut into small pieces plus more at room temperature for serving
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Large Egg, beaten
  • 1 Small Green Apple, peeled, cored, and grated (I used a Honeycrisp apple)
  • 1/3 Cup Raisins
  • Cream or milk for brushing the tops
  • Sugar Crystals for Sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Combine the flour and sugar in a large bowl. Add the butter and using a pastry blender, cut the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the buttermilk and egg with a wooden spoon until a soft dough begins to form.
  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and, with floured hands, knead in the apples and raisins. Divide the dough in half and form each half into a ball. Flatten each into a 1-inch thick disk. Place on the prepared baking sheet and, with a serrated knife that has been dipped into flour, score the dough into 6 wedges. I separated the scones slightly. Brush onto the tops a little cream or milk, and then sprinkle the tops with sugar crystals. Alternatively, you can bake these in large (8) or mini (16) cast-iron scone pans.
  5. Bake the scones for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the tops are golden and a skewer inserted into one of the wedges comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Serve warm with butter or clotted cream, if desired..


I watched a video on scones and the lady said that if want a more tender scone, to cover the tops with a tea towel after they are baked. For a crunchier top, do not cover. 

I made my favorite Shrimp Scampi this past Friday of Lent.  If you'd like to try the recipe it can be found here. 

Thank you for your visit!  xo



  1. Oh Kitty! Everything looks wonderful and delicious!
    Hadn't thought about a simple shrimp dish like this but will definitely be making it!
    Big hugs

  2. You look all set for St Patrick's Day, Kitty. Such a pretty table setting. The shrimp dish looks delicious.

  3. Good Morning Kitty! I'd love to join you for an Irish Apple Raisin Scone with Kerrygold butter! Love your pretty setting and teapot blooming with your friend's flowers! Your Shrimp Scampi looks delicious too. Happy Monday ☘️💚

  4. Kitty, the scones and the shrimp look great. Thanks for the recipes and enjoy the week.

  5. Lovely table all set for St Pat's!
    Your scones look perfect.

    When I make shrimp scampi I love to add small chopped broccoli or spinach to give it some more green - always good for St Pat's, right? (And nutrition, of course.) I love shrimp scampi.

    Thanks for sharing. Hugs!

  6. Everything is so pretty and looks so good and yummy! OOH, I love Michelle's idea of adding broc. or spinach for some green for St. Patty's day. I spotted that pretty tea canister too. I love the containers sometimes more than the tea! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. What a charming tea time! I especially like the shamrock teapot.

    The shrimp scampi also looks great and is perfect for Lenten Fridays.

  8. What beautiful scones and table setting. My Hubby would love your scrimp dish so I need to make it for him - thanks!

  9. I love your St. Patrick’s Day tea party Kitty, so many pretties! So sweet of your friend to bring you such a bright and happy bouquet 💐 Wow, shrimp scampi, how fancy! Have a great week!

  10. Pretty as a picture Kitty. A cup of breakfast tea and your lovely scone would be wonderful this morning. The flowers are a nice touch, so cheerful. Shrimp scampi sounds fabulous. Love your Shamrock teapot.

  11. Dear Kitty - how delicious everything looks! Sconces, shrimp, and pasta are all winners in my book.
    Your Shamrock teapot is so pretty, and appropriate for March. Have a good week!

  12. Oh, my, the scones look amazing! And the flowers are so pretty! I trust you are doing well and I want you to know I am praying for you today. Much love to you.

  13. I've tried to like Irish soda bread but just can't, but these Irish Apple Raisin Scones sound really good. I'll put it on my menu for St. Patty's day. Have a nice weekend! I am behind from being on jury duty for a week.

  14. Beautiful table and delicious recipe. Oh, I love shrimps!

  15. Hello Kitty! We've been on vacation for over two weeks and during St. Patrick's Day! Glad to be home again but have had so much to catch up, including my favorite blog buddies ;) Your scones look so delicious and shrimp scampi is one of my favorites! Looking forward to April and, hopefully, nicer weather here in the Midwest!

  16. The foods look great and the Apple Raisin Scones and Shrimp Scampi


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