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Irish Scones

By Peacewing

Mmmmm… I love scones. It makes me feel so British or something.
I have no idea if this is period for the SCA, but it’s still something yummy to make outside on the fire.

Makes 6 Scones.


  • 1 cup white flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ pound butter, softened
  • 2 ounces sugar
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 ounces milk
  • walnuts (optional)

Mix flour and baking powder.
Add butter, blending until mixture is butter-colored.
Add sugar and continue to mix well.
Add half the beaten egg and all the milk, add nuts if you want, mixing well to make a sticky dough.
Turn dough onto floured board and knead at least 5 minutes or longer.
Cut dough into rounds and place on greased baking sheet or hot frying pan.
Brush tops of scones with remainder of beaten egg.
Place walnuts or whatever on top, if you want.
Bake at 350-375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 – 20 minutes, or until brown.

*If preparing over an open fire, heat frying pan until very hot. Places scones in pan and cook 7-8 minutes. Turn and cook 7-8 minutes more. Will attract friends during an SCA event. In that case, you can make the dough ahead of time and bring it with you.

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