Jun 122017

Irish Dulse Soda Scones

This is a recipe that I tried out this week for the first time, to use up some Dulse I had left over.  I love scones, and I love Dulse, so of course I had to love Irish Dulse Soda Scones.

How did they turn out?  Fantastic.  The dulse adds some amar flavour, and also really helps keep the scones moist inside.  Great.


  • 340ml (12fl oz) Buttermilk or Sour Cream
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 450g (1lb) Plain White Flour
  •  1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • ½ oz Dried Dulse
  • 1 tsp Salt

Cooking instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C; 400°F: Gas 6
  2. Place a baking sheet in the oven to heat.
  3. Soak the dulse in water for five minutes.
  4. Discard the water and chop the dulse into fine strips.
  5. Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large cool mixing bowl, mixing thoroughly.
  6. Add the chopped dulse.
  7. Make a well in the centre and pour in most of the buttermilk.
  8. Work around the bowl, drawing the flour into the buttermilk, until absorbed.
  9. When the dough comes together it should feel soft but pliable, add more buttermilk if needed.
  10. Turn onto a floured board, knead lightly.
  11. Using the palm your hand, shape the dough out into a round about 1 inch thick.
  12. Either score the surface into four or six, or use a biscuit cutter to cut out rounds.
  13. Brush lightly with the beaten egg.
  14. Place on the heated baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.


Have you tried making these Irish Dulse Soda Scones.  Please let us know how you got on, and how the scones turned out.  Leave the comments below.


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