Irish Brown Soda Scones

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recipe by Suvi Coffey

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A nice scone recipe that can be frozen before baking. If you place the scones on a tray and pop them into your freezer overnight before transferring to freezer bags, these scones can then be cooked directly from frozen. Very handy if you only have a few people in your household. Otherwise if these are for an event go ahead and make a whole load of these little scones.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Whole wheat flour icon
    Whole wheat flour
    600g (about 4¾ cups)
  • Pastry flour icon
    Pastry flour
    600g (about 5 cups)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    2 tsp (9g)
  • Salt icon
    2 tsp (12g)
  • Buttermilk icon
    850ml (3½ cups)
  • Egg icon
    1 (50g)
  • Butter icon
    25g (about 1¾ tbsp)


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  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
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  1. Pre-heat oven - 200°C
  2. Add whole wheat flour, pastry flour, baking soda and salt to a clean large mixing bowl
  3. Add buttermilk, egg and butter to a clean medium bowl
  4. Whisk
  5. Transfer wet ingredients to dry ingredients
  6. Mix until just combined
  7. Flatten
  8. Cut
  9. Transfer carefully
  10. Bake - approx 30 min, 200°C
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