Tea and scones with butter and jam – it’s a yummy Irish afternoon treat. When I’m in Ireland I can whip up a batch of scones in double quick time, and I’m guaranteed success every time. Now, I make two kinds of scones. Irish raisin tea scones without buttermilk, or my granny’s favorite Irish buttermilk […]
Breads, Muffins, Pancakes and Scones
Irish soda bread is world famous, and the perfect partner for a bowl of soup or stew. Here I'll share my favorite Irish recipes for breads and scones. I'll also share some American and Irish favorites for pancakes and muffins.
Muffins are my favorite, easy, grab-and-go breakfast at the weekend. I love to whip up a batch on Friday evening, to make sure I get a head start on Saturday morning mayhem, which usually reigns supreme in our house. When we wake up on Saturdays, we’ve usually hit that snooze button a few times too […]
Buttermilk pancakes should be light and fluffy, and oozing with buttery flavor and goodness. Since buttermilk has always been widely available in Ireland, even in centuries past when food sources were limited, Irish mothers perfected the art of cooking buttermilk pancakes. Pancake Tuesday is very early this year, but whichever week it may fall in […]
Drop scones are small, thick pancakes, so named because they are made by dropping spoonfuls of batter on to a hot griddle or frying pan. I loved drop scones when I was a little girl. Lemon and sugar pancakes, which are more like crêpes, featured on our Pancake Tuesday menu, but on other days we […]
Blueberries are in season, and I love to bake with these juicy summer berries, which simply burst with flavor when added to rich scones. Traditional Irish scones dotted with raisins or sultanas come to mind when I think of fruit scones. However, my Dad tells stories of how my Granny mixed wild hurts (bilberries) and […]