Monday, March 7, 2016

LOVING THOSE IRISH CURRANT SCONES for BTTCG Blog Party

Welcome to my weekly Bernideen's Tea Time,
 Cottage and Garden Blog Party!


With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner some
 Irish Currant Scones are in order!  Sharon O'Connor's 
fabulous Cookbook and CD Combination is loaded 
with authentic recipes and you will love these scones:



Recipe:  1 cup whole wheat flour, 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 3 Tb sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/3 cup cold butter cut into pieces, 1/3 cup dried currants, 1 cup buttermilk and 1 egg beaten.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  In a large bowl, stir in flours, baking soda, sugar and salt until well blended.  Using a pastry cutter cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Mix in the currants, then quickly stir in the buttermilk and egg to form a soft dough.  Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat it to a 3/4" thickness.  Using a 2" scone cutter, cut the dough into rounds and place on a baking sheet.  Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes. I made 23 scones that were like sweet biscuits.
It's Tea Time in the Irish Isle.  And you don't have to be Irish to enjoy.  I am also sharing this favorite vintage apron with Shamrock's on it.  I wish I still had the lovely platter but somewhere in the kitchen journey - it got broken.  Right now my hubby has broken 2 butter dishes and I found a great one for $2.00 at the thrift store this week but also dropped it while walking around the store.  We are on a roll!

This  recipe printed with permission from Sharon O'Connor
and due to time restrictions - this is a repost.



I hope you can join in my blog party today and post
 something here from your blog!
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40 comments:

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

Oh, how lovely, I must try these.

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

Thank you so much for sharing.

La Tea Dah said...

Yum, they look SO good! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

LaTeaDah

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your scones look wonderful! Lovely post! Have a beautiful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2010 said...

Hi Bernideen! I have this too and LOVE this book and cd! I like playing it during a St Patty tea. :) Hope you have a blessed week!

Joyce said...

SOOOOO cute! Love your St. Patrick's decorations and the scones sound lovely. I might have to try to make them. If I feel up to it. Blah....
We are having a huge St. Patrick's Day dinner for our friends and I should be better by then.
I haven't seen this book yet....I have so many Irish/Ireland books. If I buy one more I might bust the bookcases. HA!
But this one looks "tempting."
Have a "Grand" weekend......be blessed, Joyce

Miss Jen said...

Oh.... YUMMY! :)

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Looks yummy...I have a hard time finding currants, when that happens we generally settle for golden raisins...We are gearing up for a BIG St. Patty's weekend here at Miss Spenser's! Looking forward to this fun "green" holiday! Donna (IA)

Southern Touch Catering said...

Adding this to my collection. LOVE the vintage table cloths. So very pretty and quaint. Is there a story behind them?

Carol said...

They sound and look delicious. I love the shamrock apron. It's darling! Thanks for the great recipe.
Love, Carol B.

Mrs.T said...

The scones look delicious and I love the apron! Thanks for hosting your party even in the midst of such chaos as moving!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Mmm, I love a good scone, Bernideen, and yours look lovely! Your apron is cute too. Thank you for sharing and joining me today. Have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Crochet Hooks said...

I love scones, these look delish!! thanks for sharing the recipe!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your Irish scones do look delicious and I love the dear shamrock plate they are on. I'm sure that you have so much to do that blogging is hard to find time for. I do hope you are settled in your new home by spring and can enjoy decorating and bringing out all of your pretties to display. Such fun! Thank you for hosting BTTCG this week! Take care, Karen

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Bernideen, thank you for hosting. Those look delicious! Yum! This reminds me that I have lemon scones in the kitchen with whipped cream. I wanted to try the cream that comes in an unrefrigerated container from Trader Joe's, and it actually worked. xoxo Su

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Mmmmm the Irish scones look wonderful, dear Bernideen. I had the best scones when my late beloved and I visited Cabra Castle in Ireland. What memories! Your apron is so pretty and too bad about your platter, but there are always more dishes! You must be so busy with all that you have going on. Take care, my friend!

xinex said...

Delicious looking scones, Bernideen. The features are lovely too. Thanks for hosting...Christine

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Your plate of scones looks delicious - that is my favorite kind too. And the plate - wonderful. Did you know that the show "I Love Lucy" used those same ivy dishes as their everyday dishes? I sure would like to have a set of them.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Hi Bernideen, Thn you so much for taking time to have another great party for us....I know you are in the middle of moving! Have a great week....hugs...

Margie said...

What a cute apron! Good luck finding more shamrock dishes during your treasure hunts. Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

Mimi said...

Hello Bernideen. Thankyou for your lovely gathering here each week. Today I've shared some favourite recipes, and for the first time, I've linked some posts from my disabled sons blog. Alex has CP and is in a wheelchair, and has the MOST amazing Herb and Vegetable garden. He inspires all that he meets, and I hope your lovely friends will visit him and be equally inspired. Thankyou and love to you. Mimi xxx

Ruth W said...

It's an Irish scone sort of week, isn't it? I can't believe you still have time for baking and a lovely post in the midst of moving! You are amazing! Thanks for hosting and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Bernideen, these Irish Sconce look so delicious. I might give the recipe a try. Thanks for hosting your blog party despite your move. I always enjoy participating!
Warm regards,
Christina

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bernideen, Such a lovely St. Pat's post and such yummy looking scones! It didn't show up on my blog, I found it over at Sandi's party. So not sure what is going on. :) Thanks so much for hosting!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you so much for hosting another wonderful link up party! I have so enjoyed sharing here recently and have found many new posts and blogs to check out as well :) Thank you, also, for making such sweet visits to my blog and for the kind comments! It is a delight to have to come for a visit :)

Hope you enjoy a lovely week ahead!

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Daniela said...

I'm still overjoyed for having been featured last week, my sweetest Bernideen !
Thank you for hosting me once more, my lovely lady,
may your week be blessed with deepest joy
sending much, so much love and dear hugs

Dany

Dani Jeanne said...

Those look so delicious! St. Patrick's Day happens to be one of my favorite holidays. I love all things Irish, even though there is not a drop of Irish blood in my family.

I hope you have a happy St. Patty's!

Dani xoxo
a vapor in the wind

Kira Brennan said...

This recipe looks delicious. It's really stormy where I live this morning -- I think I'm going to try a batch to warm up the house while the thunder and lightning rage outside!

Marilyn Miller said...

Moving is so hard on our "pretties". Take care and enjoy the adventure. The scones and reminder that St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner are so special.

The Charm of Home said...

Your scones look delicious! Thanks for hosting!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Bernideen, I'll be making those scones for St Patrick's Day to be sure!
I'm half Irish so we celebrate on the 17th!

Thank you for hosting

Shane

sandy said...

The scones look delicious! Great party!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thanks so much, Bernideen, for hosting and for having my last week's post as one of your features. I really appreciate it and always love joining in..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Stephanie said...

Hi sweet Bernideen! Your scone recipe sounds absolutely delicious and it's one I will have to try :)

It's always a joy to have you at Roses of Inspiration. And one of these days I am going to join your lovely party! I don't have any recent "worthy" posts to link up, but hopefully next week I will :)

Hugs and joy to you!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

They look deeeee-lish! Thank you for sharing them for "Let's Talk Vintage!"

Lady Linda said...

Hi Bernideen! These just look wonderful. I have several St Pat's events coming up and need to take goodies to all of them! This might help me out for one of them. How are you holding up?

handmade by amalia said...

Another great party, Bernideen.
Amalia
xo

Die Nähmeise said...

Dear Bernideen,
love Scones very much, yours look delicious !!!
Thank you for the recipe, i'll try it for my family at the weekend.
It is always a joi for me participating on this lovely blog party. Thank you for hosting, Carmen

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Bernideen,
I will be featuring this post at No Place Like Home this week. Have a lovely day!

Diana Petrillo said...

Thanks for sharing your currant scones with vintage accents with us at Vintage Charm, Bernideen. So sad about your Franciscan platter :( Your shamrock apron is darling--