My herby scones

I shared on facebook recently an image of one of my herb scones dripping with good old fashioned Irish butter – can’t be beaten! A real comfort food for the cold weather right now and a great snack for when the kids get in from school and are famished and dinner is not quite ready!


Herb Scones

Serves 12 – 18 scones

450g plain flour

½ tsp salt

1 tsp baking (bread) soda

50 g butter

1 tsp sugar

4 heaped tbsp chopped herbs (e.g. parsley, chives, thyme)

1 egg

300ml buttermilk (approx.)

Preheat oven to 200˚C / Gas 7

Grease a large baking tray.

Sieve the flour, salt and baking soda into a bowl.  Cut the butter into small pieces and rub into the flour mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.  Add in the sugar and chopped herbs.  Make a well in the centre and add the beaten egg.  Pour in enough buttermilk to form a soft dough.

Turn out onto a floured work surface and lightly knead.  Roll out to approx. 2.5 cm high.

Using a scone cutter, cut out 18 small or 12 large scones.  Spread the scones out on a baking tray and bake for approximately 15 minutes until golden in colour.

Cool on a wire rack.

Serve with butter.


2 thoughts on “My herby scones

  1. Hi Catherine, These sound amazing and remind me of my most recent trip to Ireland and my visit to your beautiful farm! I had a question although I should know the answer..are the herbs fresh or dried? Can you substitute dried if fresh aren’t available (small town in Newfoundland,Canada) , what would the substitute amount for dried herbs be?


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