Brown Bread Irish Scones

I am an ethnic mix as most Americans are – in my case, Irish is the biggest percentage. So it is with great pride that I celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the ‘wearin’ of the green’. What makes it so fun is that other people celebrate too. When I was growing up mom always had an Irish main dish on the table such as corned beef and hash. In fact, that might have been every year but I don’t remember anything else being ‘Irish’. I think it would be really fun to have every single recipe on the table a celebration of Ireland. These Brown Bread Irish Scones would fill the bill for one of the sides. Just a tiny bit sweet they are a perfect compliment to a big hearty meal. Everybody – come and party!

Brown Bread Irish Scones

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 15 to 18 scones

Serving Size: 2 scones

Brown Bread Irish Scones

Ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

2 Tablespoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

6 Tablespoons cold vegan butter such as Earth Balance for the dough

1 to 1-1/8 cup vanilla soy creamer

2 Tablespoon butter, melted for brushing the tops of the dough rounds

Directions

In a large bowl mix the flours, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt together.

Cut in the cold butter with a pastry cutter to start with and then use your fingers to pinch and blend it until the mixture reminds you of a fine meal.

Make a well in the center of the mixture and add 1 cup of the vanilla soy creamer.

Mix lightly from the center until just incorporated.

If it seems to dry add the other 1/8th of the creamer.

Turn out onto a floured surface and knead just a couple of times to combine all.

Push out with your fingers into a round until about 1/2" thick.

Cut with a round biscuit cutter (2" to 2-1/2").

Place the rounds on a lightly floured baking sheet.

Brush, liberally, the tops of the rounds with the melted butter.

Bake at 375• for 20 minutes.

Let cool 5 minutes and remove to a rack to cool completely.

TO FREEZE:

After they have cooled you may freeze them in any of the methods shown in my article http://veganinthefreezer.com/preparing-food-for-the-freezer/

They defrost quickly so it really doesn't take any planning. The microwave will also zap them in 10 to 15 seconds.

http://veganinthefreezer.com/2013/03/01/brown-bread-irish-scones/


Comments

Brown Bread Irish Scones — 1 Comment

  1. I’ve never made scones before, but I have always wanted to! St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse for me to give these a try. I’m also pretty Irish myself. :)

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