Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread Scones

Annnndddd, we have internet again! Yay! It cost us $120 dollars, but we have internet again! My life can now go on.

I’ve been seeing lots of Irish Soda Bread recipes floating around and figured that would be an easy enough recipe for me to whip up, but I wanted to do something a little different so I opted for a scone version! These scones would be perfect for your St. Patty’s Day breakfast! Now, I haven’t made scones since the 8th grade. No joke. We made them in Home Ec. class and my teacher looked like Dolly Parton. For realsies.

I have actually never had Irish Soda Bread before and with all the recipes floating around, I wanted for these to be as authentic as possible. Traditional Irish Soda bread is made with flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk.  I made a few additions with some whole wheat flour, cinnamon, a little sugar and raisins which takes away the traditional factor, but whatever! These scones smelled SO good while they were baking and I had to take a big bite right out of the oven.  They have a nice chewy texture with a touch of sweetness. Perfect for breakfast with a smear of butter or jam!

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread Scones

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbs. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk (plus 3 tbs. for brushing)
  • 1/2 cup raisins or currants
  • 1-2 tbs. raw sugar (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Whisk together the flours, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Make a well in the center. Add the buttermilk and use your hands or a wooden spoon to mix in the milk until you have a soft dough. Mix in the raisins or currants.
  2. Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface and knead into a round circle that is approximately 8 inches round.
  3. Slice the dough into 8 triangles and place onto a lined baking sheet. Brush the tops with buttermilk and sprinkle the raw sugar evenly on top of each scone.
  4. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Since there is no butter or eggs, soda bread dries out very quickly so I recommend making these scones the night before or the morning of the day you want to serve them. The scones are best served warm.

Adapted from: Joy of Baking

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29 comments

  1. LoL that teacher was crazy! The boys would take that class just to see her, but I must say I still make and have most of the recipes we got in Home Ec

    • Haha! I love that you remember her, Kimmy. Aside from her large chest, I never got what the big deal was because she wasn’t that attractive! And remember her car?! She always covered it with like a tarp when she got to work!

  2. Glad that you have internet back-hooray!
    I would have never thought of a soda bread type scone, but does look like a tasty idea. I like the rustic looks of these. This is better than a whole loaf since it is just me and my husband here. They look delicious-a creative success. Have a great weekend!

  3. Oh, I love brown soda bread…so I know these scones are marvelous!!! Beautiful, too~

  4. I have actually never had Irish soda bread! Ack! But, I do love scones and these look super delicious!

  5. Yay for the internet being back!! These scones look out of this world. Nicely done with making the traditional irish soda bread into a scone!

  6. Love irish soda bread and I love scones…never thought of putting the two together!

  7. Ah, a perfect healthy recipe just in time. I quite like what you’ve done to improve an ancient classic!

  8. Dolly Parton… LOL! Too funny. I love that you added whole wheat flour to these scones. Great way to start St. Patty’s day for sure. :) PS.. glad your internet is back… whew!

  9. HAHA i think my home ec teacher ALSO looked like dolly a little!!! SO funny. Love that you adapted soda bread into scones, so creative!

  10. Love the addition of whole wheat flour to the usual soda bread–these look great! Welcome back to the world of the (Internet) wired.

  11. These are absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Stephanie!

  12. There is no price you can put on having the internet lol. These scones look yummy!

  13. These scones look so tasty – and perfect for a festive morning :D

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  14. Internet, hooray! AND delicious scones – hooray! :)

  15. What a neat idea, Steph! I can always use a new scone recipe and this looks wonderful!

  16. Great idea! We frequently have internet issues and it drives me crazy!!!!! I know how you feel, sometimes I’d pay anything for it to work. Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  17. My mom doesn’t use internet (mainly use her cellphone for internet use), so when I go back, I have 2 weeks of no internet. I nearly die… BUT this year she finally decided to have internet at home, so I’m buying her iPad3. Thank god I can’t live w/o internet for such a long time! I’m happy for you that you got internet back. =)

    Now this Irish bread scones… wow looking so good. I don’t think I’ve tried Irish soda bread before, and would love to try. Beautifully baked!

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  19. These scones look like much more fun than plain old Irish Soda Bread!

  20. Irish soda bread is pretty delicious, and definitely a must to enjoy:-) Your scones look gorgeous! Hugs, Terra

  21. These soda bread scones look absolutely scrumptious Stephanie and I just love the Irish inspired linen too… happy green!

  22. Hi Stephanie!

    Thanks you for your lovely comment on my guestpost on Dennis blog, I appreciated it! =)

    I discovered (online) recently the irish soda bread but I have never tastes it. It surely soudns interessting because of the ingredients choice and in general I am a bread person, nothing works out without bread everyday.

    You added cinnamon and raisins to your soda bread scones, I can imagine how wonderful it must taste and if I ever get an oven, then first thing I ll try out your soda bread scone recipe!

  23. I haven’t tried soda bread so maybe I might ask my mom to do this for me or try cooking it myself. Thanks! And hurray for your internet! :)

  24. mmmm!!!!! I just made these (except without the raisins, didn’t have them…) and they are sooo delicious right out of the oven with some butter! I know that destroys the whole “low-fat” aspect of these scones, but butter MAKES them! hahaha thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

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