my (butter)milk-scones, brings all the boys to the yard (quot.)

_MG_6906-Modifica-3When me and my boyfriend decided to move to Ireland, one of the biggest problem we had was how to move all of our photographical equipment and my collection of potteries.

So we took this chance to make a great road trip across Europe.
We left Italy and then pass through Switzerland, Germany, France where we took a ship to Ireland and arrived at Rosslare Harbour on out third day of travel.
The reason of our first stop in Ireland was, of course, because I was starving. It was 4pm and we stopped at the first place we could and found this lovely restaurant, of which I unfortunately don’t remember the name, but where I had one of the best Chowder I ever.
By night, we arrived in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary and we decided to stop for the night at Sli Dala, an amazing B&B where, the morning after, had a super yum full irish breakfast and where amazing hostess, Marie, gave us scones to take with us for the trip. We enjoyed them so much I decided to try making them on my own as soon as we arrived home and this is what came out.

Special thanks to Marie of Sli Dala, Peter Griffin and Kelis.


Buttermilk scones

  • 225g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 50g butter, diced
  • ¼ tbs pepper
  • 150ml buttermilk
  • Beaten egg yolk to glaze

1# Mix flour, salt, bicarbonate and pepper in a large bowl.
2# Add in the butter and work until it becomes like breadcrumbs.
3# Pour in the buttermilk and work with a fork to form a soft dough.
4# Move the dough on a floured surface and knead until smooth.
5# Roll out the dough to a thickness of 2 cm, cut into rounds and leave on the stand for 15 min.
6# Preheat the oven to 220°, brush the scones with beaten egg yolk and bake for 15 min or untile browned and well risen.
7# Wait until cool to consume.


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