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