I love Irish Soda Bread. After making all this jam I was thinking about something simple I could make to serve with, and really highlight my jams. I came up with these mini scones and they are so EASY and perfect. Firm, but with a tender crumb, they would also be fantastic served with soup or stew. You could also add some raisins for “Spotted Dick” style soda bread.
I never have buttermilk when I want it so I do the buttermilk substitute of a Tablespoon of cider vinegar per cup of milk- let sit on counter for 10 minutes.
3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup buttermilk or soured milk
To do: Oven to 425*
Cover cookie sheet with parchment
In large bowl whisk all dry ingredients.
Make a well in the center and add most of the sour/buttermilk .
Knead with one hand until evenly moist, leave enough milk to brush each scone with.
Transfer dough to floured surface, and very gently knead and shape to about an 8in round inch high oval.
Cut lengthwise and then into triangles. I came out with 14 mini scones.
Place on sheet and brush with the milk, and dust with flour. Bake for 20 minutes or until nice and golden. You can do toothpick test too.
Try this for brunch sometime. It’s possibly the easiest thing to bake. You could also experiment: add dry herbs or dried chopped fruit and dust with sugar.