Sunday, 4 August 2013

Brown Scones

For as long as I can remember, my Aunty has been making delicious brown scones and whenever I've visited her in Ireland, I've always looked forward to having them. Last time we were in Ireland, my Mum picked up a bag of Odlums Brown Bread Mix so we could make some at home. We thought you could only buy the mix in Ireland but I've just checked and you can also buy it in the UK.

On the bag, it simply states: "just add milk", however I add a few other ingredients to make it perfect for brown scones as the mix is actually meant for making a loaf of brown soda bread. I will pop my recipe for the scones down below so you can also attempt them.

The scones just before going in the oven.

The final result!

A close up.

Brown Scones

Makes 12


500g brown bread mix (preferably Odlums)
200ml cold milk
100ml natural yoghurt
1 egg
Plain flour for dusting


1) Preheat the oven to 200˚c or gas mark 6.
2) Put the mix into a large bowl and make a small well in the middle with your hands.
3) Pour the milk, yoghurt and egg into the well and mix with your hands to form a soft dough.
4) Knead the dough a little on a floured surface, then use a rolling pin to roll the dough out until it's about 2cm thick.
5) Use a circular cookie cutter to make 12 circular pieces of dough (as seen above).
6) Place the scones on a floured baking tray and bake for 30 minutes approx. You may need to keep checking them to make sure they don't burn.
7) When baked, the scones will have a hollow sound if tapped on the base.
8) Put the scones on a cooling rack to cool, then enjoy with butter and jam (or whatever takes your fancy!).

Note: Milk other than cow's milk can be used but may produce a lighter colour when baked.

Bye for now! xx

1 comment:

  1. Definitely going to try this out! They look lovely!