Soda Bread Scones

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

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Are you expecting 80 degree weather too?  It is absolutely beautiful here, and I am thrilled to have the day off to enjoy the sunshine and then a a quiet evening at home watching basketball.

 

But first, I needed some Irish soda bread to start my day.  Last year, I made this Brown Irish Soda Bread from Cooking Light.  It is delicious, but I wanted to try something new this St. Patty’s Day.

 

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I have never made scones before, but these Soda Bread Scones from Vegetarian Times looked easy and good!

 

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Instead of currents, I substituted in raisins.  They are my favorite in soda bread!

 

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I  was surprised at how easy it was to cut the bread into triangles. 

 

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I sprinkled the tops of the scones with cinnamon and sugar.

 

 

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I baked the scones for only 15 minutes and they were perfectly browned.

 

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These sweet scones are crunchy on the outside and soft through the middle.  They are unbelievably good and a wonderful breakfast on March 17th or any other day of the year.

 

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I recommend enjoying them warm with Trader Joe’s Fig Butter!

 

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What holiday foods are you making and baking for St. Patrick’s Day today???

Are you going out or enjoying a relaxing day/night in???

 

 

Soda Bread Scones

 

From Vegetarian Times

Makes 8 scones

 

Ingredient List

    1 tsp. ground cinnamon

    2 1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour

    1/2 tsp. baking soda

    1/2 tsp. coarse salt

    3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk or plain soymilk

    3 Tbs. pure maple syrup

    3/4 cup dried currants

    8 tsp. raw sugar, such as turbinado, optional

        Directions

        1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.

        2. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in bowl. Whisk together buttermilk, maple syrup, and currants in separate bowl. Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture until soft dough forms. Transfer to floured work surface, and shape into 8-inch round. Cut round into 8 wedges. Transfer to prepared baking sheet, and sprinkle each wedge with 1 tsp. sugar, if using. Bake 20 minutes, or until browned.

         

        Nutritional Information

        Per scone: Calories: 193, Protein: 6g, Total fat: <1g, Saturated fat: <1g, Carbs: 44g, Cholesterol: <1mg,

        Sodium: 226mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugars: 15g

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