Discover more about Traditional Irish Buttermilk scones and even how you can bake these delicious treat in the comforts of your homes.
Nope…. I use cream in a few andjust milk in others. Traditional Sconeshave buttermilk, and really nothing is better forbaking than REAL buttermilk, which is a left over from making cultured butter.In a pinch you can add a squeeze of lemon to some whole milk and let it sourand use that. Others have none at all and use oil and lard!!
I grew up saying the ‘Bone’ version but it depends onwhere you are from in Ireland and in the UK. Here is a great Map I found to show what I mean and what you might saydepending on where you were born. If someone said ‘Sc-on-e’ from Galway, you might have been thought of, as puttingon ‘Airs and Graces’ and called a ‘Posh f*c**r’ but that was not really fair!!
Irish and English scones are very similar. I lived inNorth Wales for many years and the British scenes tend to be larger and alittle dryer and denser. They are madewith less butter and sugar as butter is meant to be slathered on top and dollopof Jam on top of that. Irish sconestend to be a lot lighter and smaller in size and flatter too.
Irish Scones tend to be less buttery but use saltedbutter, smaller and don’t really go in for loads of different fruits and add inslike nuts The Traditional Irish recipeshave nothing in them but might go as far as adding a few raisins or sultanas orcurrants and that’s it. There is alovely Irish Scone from Galway that has Raisin and Raspberries but that wouldbe as extravagant as you would get. InAmerican scones there are a lot more fruits and nuts and chocolate involved andmaybe two or three times the butter. Itry and do a fusion of the two, but it does not always work!!! Mykids are my guinea pigs and they are very honest!! Just ask them about my Strawberry& Black Pepper offering!! They were not shy with their criticism and onemay even have thrown it back at me!!
They are both very similar and have the sameancestor. They are both made with fats and have added agents to make them rise.
a) The main difference between Scones and Biscuitsis eggs. Scones tend to have them, and Biscuits don’t
b) Sconestend to be eaten with a hot drink and butter and jam, biscuits tend to be eatenwith a savory dish.
c) Sconesare cut with a wedge shaped cutter, while biscuits are done with a round cutter
d) Sconesare richer, Biscuits are lighter and fluffier