Irish Scones

These scones are lovely served with fresh fruit for breakfast, or pair with your afternoon tea for a delicious pick-me-up.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 cup olive oil
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, divided


  • Preheat oven to 500°F.
  • Combine 1 cup milk and lemon juice in a small bowl and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk mixture, olive oil, sugar, and 1 egg. Add wet ingredients to flour mixture.
  • Place dough on a lightly floured surface and quickly roll out to an 8-by-10-inch rectangle, about 1 1⁄2 inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter or the rim of a drinking glass, cut the dough into rounds and place on an ungreased baking sheet 1 inch apart.
  • Refrigerate scones for 15 minutes. Beat remaining egg. Remove from the refrigerator and brush tops egg wash.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and reduce the temperature to 425°F. Bake 15 to 18 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.