Irish Soda Bread Scones
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Serves: 8
What You'll Need
  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted until browned
  • 3¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, beaten to blend
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a small saucepan melt the butter over medium heat until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. In a large bowl mix the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and dried cranberries/golden raisins together.
  4. Pour in the buttermilk, coconut cream, vanilla, and melted browned butter over flour mixture; fold together with a spatula until the flour mixture is just moistened.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and, using your hands, knead gently until the dough comes together (if the dough is a bit too wet, add additional flour one tbs. at a time)
  6. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a ball; flatten each ball into an 8-inch round. Cut each round into 4 pieces (See first photo).
  7. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, add the scones (make sure to separate them by a few inches to prevent sticking). Brush tops with beaten egg, and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt.
  8. Bake scones until deep golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool for about 20 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately or, keep in a container for up to a week.
Recipe by The Blonde Chef at