Christmas Scones

Christmas Scones

4.21 from 58 votes
Course baking, Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Servings 8


  • 450 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder generous tsps
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 200 g Irish butter diced
  • 100 g mincemeat
  • 1 egg
  • 120 ml buttermilk
  • 1 egg wash


  • Preheat the oven to 160˚C.
  • Sieve the flour and baking powder together into a large bowl. Add the caster sugar and Rub in the butter with your fingertips.
  • Add the mincemeat and the egg and most of the buttermilk.
  • Mix to a soft dough. If the mixture is too dry , add the rest of the buttermilk or if it is wet & loose add in a little extra flour.
  • Transfer the mixture to a floured surface and flatten it out to about 3-4cm in depth.
  • Using a scone cutter or a glass cut out some shapes and transfer them to a lined baking tray.
  • Brush with some leftover buttermilk or egg wash over the top of the scone.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes. Remove from the oven and dust with icing sugar.
  • Serve the scones with the jam and whipped cream and a cup of tea.
Keyword afternoon tea, baking, biscuit, Cake, christmas, irish, Kevin Dundon

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