St. Patrick’s Day Irish Scones

Posted on 13. Mar, 2011 by in Food

Makes 12 scones

2¼ cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup whole-wheat flour

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon kosher salt

2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons baking powder

9 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled & cut in small cubes

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk

1.Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2.Place the flours, sugar, salt and baking powder in a food processor and process 30 seconds, until well combined.

3.Add the butter and pulse about 10 times, until the mixture is a coarse meal.

4.With the machine running, quickly pour in 1 cup of the buttermilk. Stop the machine as soon as the dough comes together. It’s important not to overwork the dough.

5.Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and bring it together with your hands into a large ball. Divide the dough into three pieces, and shape each of them into a 5″-wide disc. Cut each disc into quarters.

6.Brush the tops of the scones with a little buttermilk. Place on a lightly buttered baking sheet and bake 25 minutes, until the scones are golden brown.

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