Friday, March 09, 2007
Favorite Ingredients Friday (Killarney Cream Scones)

Good Friday to you all! It's time for another Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange! This time we'll be doing a St. Patrick's Day Edition!

The recipes that you submit can be food or beverages. They can be Irish dishes or just food/drink that's green in color.

Pictures of your food/drink are helpful, but not required. Stories of the history behind your dish/drink (if it's a family recipe) are most welcome indeed! :)

Remember, I won't be able to visit all of your recipes until after I get home from work. But fear not, I will stop by to visit your blog in due time!

The recipe I'm about to share is from a wonderful Irish cookbook, called Elegant Irish Cooking, that Oronzo gave me as a gift.

I love this cookbook because it has fantastic pictures of many of the places we stayed at or visited during our wedding and honeymoon in Irleand. And some of the recipes are of dishes we actually tasted during our travels! The recipe below is one such recipe and I love being able to make these at home. In fact, I do believe I could happily eat these every morning for breakfast, especially served with orange marmalade!

Killarney Cream Scones


  1. 2 1/4 cups cake flour, sifted
  2. 1/4 cup sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 2 tsp baking powder
  5. 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, chilled & cut into small pieces
  6. 1/3 cup dried currants
  7. grated zest of 1 medium orange
  8. 1 cup heavy cream + 1 Tbsp for brushing tops


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Position a rackin the middle of the oven.
  2. In a bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Stir until well blended. Cut the butter pieces into the flour and mix thoroughly until crumbly. Add currants.
  3. Combine the orange zest with the cup of cream. Using a spatula, stire the cream into the flour mixture.
  4. With floured fingers, knead gently, and form into a soft ball. Transfer to a lightly floured surface.
  5. Roll the dough into a square (2 inches), approximately to 1/2 inch thickness. Using a sharp knife, cut the square into 3 strips (about 3 inches). Cut each striip into 5 triangles. Place on a lightly flour-dusted sheet pan. Brush the tops of the scones with the remaining cream.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes in preheated oven, until golden brown on top.
  7. Serve with lemon curd or orange marmalade.
I hoped you liked this Irish scone recipe. Now, I look forward to seeing your Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe!

Don't forget to link your specific recipe post link on Mr. Linky so I can see what's cooking at your house!

Oh, and be sure to put the title of your recipe in parenthesis! It makes it so much quicker for me to go back and search for recipes as I build my weekly menu.

My previous Favorite Ingredients Friday recipes

Chocolate Fudge Cookies
Broiled Tilapia Parmesian
Scalloped Corn
Molten Chocolate Cake
Super Skins
7 Layer Mexican Dip
Garlic Linguine
Pizza Bake
Grilled Honey Corn
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
Strawberry & Cream Cheese Fudge Brownies
Roly-Poly Santa cookies
Cole's chili
Grandma's Sponge Cake
Parmesan Bow-Tie Skillet
Scalloped Potatoes
Chocolate Crepes
Chocolate Cream Pie
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Caramel Brownies
Peach Banana Daiquiri

Thanks so much for your participation. I do appreciate it!

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5:54 AM

At 12:51 AM, Blogger Larae said...

I'm lovin' the fact that your button completely matches my St. Patrick's Day layout! That drink looks super yummy too..I actually know how to make them and might have to whip up a few next weekend.

I have never heard of those scones, but I cannot wait to try them. Especially warm with orange yummy! Thanks SO much for sharing this recipe!

Thanks for hosting too! =) Have a great weekend!

At 5:52 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Well, It's lunch hour here, so I could eat a few of those now. I've never heard of them but they look delicious and with the orange marmalade, yummy.
Have a nice weekend.

At 6:00 AM, Blogger annie said...

Great recipe! Scones sound delish!
Thanks for stopping by my blog,
Have a great Friday!

At 6:29 AM, Blogger Jessica said...

Mmmmmm, sounds yummy! I just had some good scones at the Irish Club two weeks ago :)

At 6:31 AM, Blogger Magi said...

Ack! I was so caught up last night working on packing lists, shopping lists, and to-do lists that I forgot to get a recipe ready. I'll put one on tonight. I'm sorry I'll be late.

At 8:28 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

I've been looking forward to this month's themed exchange! I'm going to have to give these a try; they sound delicious!

At 8:39 AM, Blogger Miranda said...

I've been looking for a good scone recipe, I'll have to try this.

Sorry I havn't participated for the last 2 weeks. I've been overwhelmed with housework,and a sick little girl.

At 9:04 AM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

I am so excited to see what every one comes up with. Your recipe looks fantactic and that books looks wonderful. Thanks again for hosting.

At 9:38 AM, Blogger Scooter said...

I posted a Scalloped Turnip Dish, but managed to get it on a previous week, also. I hope it's on the right one now. I found another family seafood favorite I'll give you next week. :)

At 12:40 PM, Blogger annie said...

I just added a contest at my blog to add to the 'party.'
Stop by and see!

At 4:51 PM, Blogger KELLY said...

These look great! I am a complete carb addict so bread product works for me.

At 5:55 PM, Blogger Rona's Home Page said...

I love the look of your blog. Very festive.

At 6:21 PM, Blogger cityfarmer said...

Let me just get out the lemon curd and mascarpone.....

At 7:42 PM, Blogger Kelly said...

I LOVE your blog. It is beautiful and wow do you have some great recipes. Going to have to come back here some more! Thanks for sharing.

At 7:15 AM, Blogger devildogwife said...

I'm so sorry I am so late posting this. It was one was those days. Anyway, your recipe sounds amazing. I'll have to try that out!!


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