This recipe from our local grocery store flyer was the inspiration for my version of cheddar soda bread scones. It seemed the perfect accompaniment to another Irish dish popular at this time of year.

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  • Course Sides
  • Cuisine Irish
  • Keyword All-Seasons, Baked, Comfort food, Easter, St Patrick's Day
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 people 15 minutes 20 minutes
Passive Time
5minutes
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 people 15 minutes 20 minutes
Passive Time
5minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 oz aged cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tspn baking powder
  • 1/4 tspn baking soda
  • 1/2 tspn kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup fried bacon bits
  • 2 tspn caraway seeds
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup milk and 1 tablespoon white vinegar)
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Instructions
  1. Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.
  2. Pre heat oven to 425°
  3. Chop 3-4 slices of bacon into 1" dice and fry until crisp, about 4-5 minutes on medium high. Drain and reserve bacon bits.
  4. Grate cheese on a box shredder.
  5. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt caraway seeds.
  6. Work butter into flower with a fork until it resembles small crumbs.
  7. Stir in cheese and bacon bits and mix until well combined.
  8. Add butter milk and stir until dough forms.
  9. Spoon dough onto parchment lined baking sheet (each scoop about 1/3 cup).
  10. Bake in a pre heated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the tops of the scones are golden brown.
  11. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then serve with fresh butter.

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