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SCONE

by | Jul 20, 2023 | BAKERY, PASTRY

Scone is a pastry originated in Great Britain that has become extremely popular in many countries worldwide. Although there is no precise data on when and where scones were first made, their history dates back to the Middle Ages. The pastry is traditionally made from simple ingredients such as flour, butter, milk, baking powder, sugar, and salt.

Throughout history, scones have been beloved in Britain, especially in England, Scotland, and Ireland. Over time, various scone variations have developed, incorporating dried fruits, nuts, chocolate, or other ingredients to add a diversity of flavors.

Ireland also has its own version of scones, which may have different regional variations. In some parts of Ireland, scones may be slightly savory and thicker, while in others, a sweeter version is preferred. Shops and bakeries in Ireland often offer scones in various flavors, traditionally served with tea, especially during afternoon breaks.

While the history of scones is deeply rooted in British culture, this dessert has gained popularity worldwide and can now be found in many countries and culinary traditions. With its diverse array of variations and flavors, the scone remains a beloved pastry for many people globally, known for its simple preparation and rich taste.

In addition, I would like to mention that at The Pantry, we take pride in crafting excellent scones using a traditional Irish recipe. Our scones are prepared with the utmost care and attention to detail, ensuring they capture the authentic flavors and essence of the Irish scone tradition.

Located in the heart of Ireland, The Pantry has embraced the rich heritage of Irish baking, and our scones reflect the warmth and hospitality that Ireland is renowned for. Each batch is lovingly made with quality ingredients, including locally sourced butter and fresh dairy, which contribute to the delightful texture and taste of our scones.

Customers at The Pantry can enjoy a variety of scone flavors, from the classic plain scone to those infused with luscious fruits or other delightful surprises. Served with a generous dollop of clotted cream and a spoonful of sweet jam, our scones are a perfect complement to a steaming pot of Irish tea.

Whether you are a local or a traveler from afar, a visit to The Pantry promises an authentic Irish scone experience that will surely leave a lasting impression. Join us to savor the delicious heritage of Irish baking with our mouthwatering scones, crafted with love and a commitment to preserving the time-honored flavors of Ireland.

Ingredients:

  • 500g/4 cups self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 120g/1 stick butter, chilled
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 250ml/1 cup milk, plus extra for brushing
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 100g/½ cup currants
  • 3 tbsp sugar

With these ingredients, you’ll be ready to create delicious scones following the traditional Irish recipe. Enjoy baking!