What’s up, fellow foodies? Today, I’m excited to introduce you to one of my all-time favorite recipes: Irish Roly Scones! These bad boys are the ultimate comfort food and are perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon at home or hosting a fancy tea party with your crew, these scones will never disappoint.
I first discovered this recipe while visiting Ireland a few years ago. The locals were raving about it, and I just had to try it for myself. The moment I took a bite, I knew that it had to be part of my culinary repertoire, and since then, I’ve been perfecting my technique to bring you the ultimate Irish Roly Scone experience.
So what exactly are Irish Roly Scones, you ask? Picture this: tender scone dough packed with juicy raisins (or even chocolate chips if you’re feeling extra indulgent) and smothered in jam and clotted cream. It’s basically like having dessert for breakfast, except it’s totally acceptable because it’s an Irish tradition!
But don’t mistake these for your everyday run-of-the-mill scones! They have a unique texture that’s light as air on the inside with a crispy exterior that’ll make your taste buds swoon. And let me tell you – nothing beats the aroma of freshly baked scones filling up the house.
So without further ado, grab your apron and let’s get started on making these mind-blowing Irish Roly Scones. Your taste buds will thank you later!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
If you’re a sucker for sweet treats, then you’ll definitely fall head-over-heels in love with this recipe for Irish Roly Scones. These delightful pastries are a fusion of jam and scones rolled into one indulgent dessert that melts in your mouth. Trust me when I say they’re the perfect accompaniment to your afternoon tea or coffee.
First off, let’s talk about the list of ingredients – butter, sugar, milk, eggs, baking powder, chocolate chips or raisins (take your pick!), combined with flour – it’s a simple ingredient list that works like magic to create these mouth-watering roly poly scones. The result is a heavenly pastry that is light and fluffy on the inside with a golden brown crust that adds texture and depth to every bite.
One of the best things about this recipe is how easy it is to make. All you need is a handful of ingredients, an oven and some creativity to get started. You don’t have to be an experienced baker or have mastered any complex techniques to make these tasty treats at home. This recipe is perfect for beginners who want to try their hand at baking without being too overwhelmed.
These Irish Roly Scones are versatile too – you can experiment with different fillings such as cheese, bacon or even Nutella to create something unique that tickles your taste buds.
Did I forget to mention that they also pair extremely well with clotted cream and jam? There’s something so comforting about biting into a warm scone slathered with jam and cream that just makes everything better. Trust me; these Irish Roly Scones are sure to become your go-to comfort food whenever you need an indulgent pick-me-up.
So what are you waiting for? Make sure to add all the ingredients you need to your shopping list and get ready to enjoy the luscious sweetness of these delightful roly poly scones. Don’t forget to save some for you!
Here are the ingredients you need to make these delicious Irish Roly Scones with Cream and Jam:
- 4 cups of all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 2/3 cup of raisins or chocolate chips (optional)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/4 cups of milk
- Clotted cream
- Jam (any flavor of your choice)
These ingredients can be found at any grocery store or pantry. If you are vegan, consider using vegan butter and replacing milk with a plant-based alternative such as almond milk. The raisins and chocolate chips are entirely optional, but add a lovely texture and flavor to the scones.
In the next section, I’ll walk you through how to make these delicious Irish Roly Scones from scratch!
The Recipe How-To
Let’s get started on making some delicious Irish Roly Scones with Cream and Jam! This recipe is simple, easy to follow, and perfect for an afternoon tea or a satisfying breakfast.
- 6 cups of flour 1
- 80 grams of baking powder
- 4 cups of milk
- 1 cup of raisins
- 1 cup of chocolate chips
- 2 cups of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of softened butter
- Jam and Clotted Cream for serving
Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease a baking sheet.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder.
Add in the sugar, eggs, softened butter, and milk. Mix until the dough is formed.
On a floured surface, roll out the scone dough until it is about half an inch thick.
Scatter chocolate chips and raisins over the top of the dough.
Roll up the scone dough in a jellyroll style, making sure to seal the seam tightly.
Using a sharp knife, cut the rolled-up scone dough into slices about one inch thick.
Place each slice on a greased baking sheet, keeping them separate from one another.
Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes or until they are golden brown on top and cooked through in the middle.
Allow your roly poly scones to cool on a wire rack before serving.
Once cooled, serve your Irish Roly Scones with a side of warm clotted cream and favorite jam such as raspberry or strawberry jam!
This recipe makes about 12 -14 scones per batch depending on the thickness at which you roll the dough. One scone serving contains approximately 320 calories, making it an indulgent treat that pairs perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee.
Now enjoy your delicious homemade Irish Roly Scones with Cream and Jam!
Substitutions and Variations
If you’re looking to put your own spin on this Irish Roly Scones recipe, there are plenty of substitutions and variations that you can try out. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
1. Swap out the raisins for chocolate chips to add a little extra sweetness to your scones. You could even try mixing in a combination of both!
2. Looking for a lower-sugar option? Try cutting back on the sugar or swapping it out for a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup.
3. If you don’t have any clotted cream on hand, don’t worry! You can use regular whipped cream or even cream cheese instead.
4. For a savory twist, try adding some grated cheddar cheese into the dough mixture before rolling it up with jam.
5. If you want to switch up the flavor of the jam, experiment with different varieties like raspberry or blackberry.
6. Want to cut down on prep time? Instead of making your own jam from scratch, use store-bought jam instead.
Remember, cooking is all about experimentation, so don’t be afraid to get creative and try out different substitutions and variations until you find the perfect recipe that works for you!
Serving and Pairing
Alright folks, now that we have the Irish Roly Scones all baked up and smelling delicious, let’s talk about how to serve and pair these bad boys.
First up, let’s talk toppings. Now, I’ve got a sweet tooth a mile wide, so of course my go-to is always going to be some good ol’ fashioned jam and cream. But hey, if you prefer butter, go for it! These scones would also pair well with honey or even some fresh fruit like sliced strawberries or raspberries. Get creative with it, folks!
Now onto the drinks. A hot cuppa tea is an obvious choice here – Earl Grey, English Breakfast, or even a fruity herbal tea would all be fantastic options to sip on while enjoying your scone. For those looking to indulge a bit more, a hot cocoa or coffee with cream would provide the perfect cozy complement to the warm and sweet scone.
But wait, there’s more! If you’re feeling extra fancy or want to serve these bad boys up for a special occasion (hello afternoon tea!), you can add in some tea sandwiches on the side. Classic flavors like cucumber and cream cheese, ham and cheese, or even some egg salad would all be totally delish and round out your spread nicely.
And there you have it folks – the perfect way to serve and pair your Irish Roly Scones! The possibilities are endless, so get creative in the kitchen and enjoy!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Now that you’ve made the Irish Roly Scones, it’s time to talk about how to store them and reheating options. These scones can be enjoyed freshly baked or stored for later. If you’re making them ahead of time or have leftovers, here are a few things to keep in mind:
You can prepare the dough for the scones ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Form the dough into logs, wrap with cling film and place in a container before refrigerating. When you’re ready to bake, take out the logs from the fridge, slice, and bake as directed.
Store these scones at room temperature for up to two days in an airtight container or wrapped with cling film. If you’re planning to store them longer than two days, store them in the freezer.
Irish Roly Scones freeze exceptionally well! Once baked, allow them to cool completely before wrapping each individual scone air-tight with cling film or storage bags. You can freeze these scones for up to three months. To thaw: Let them sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes or microwave on low heat for 30-60 seconds.
These scones can be reheated from frozen or at room temperature. Pop them in the oven preheated at 180°C/356°F for about 5-7 minutes or microwave on low heat for 15-20 seconds until heated through.
Now that you know how easy it is to make these delicious Irish Roly Scones and how versatile they are, you’ll never have another boring breakfast again! Just remember, don’t forget the clotted cream and jam – they are what make these scones extra special!
Tips for Perfect Results
Now that you have all the ingredients and know how to make Irish Roly Scones with Cream and Jam, let’s dive into some tips for guaranteed perfect results!
1. Use cold butter – Cold butter is essential for creating flaky, tender scones. Cut the butter into small cubes and freeze it for about 15 minutes before incorporating into the dry ingredients.
2. Don’t overwork the dough – As soon as the dough comes together, stop mixing. Overmixing can lead to tough scones.
3. Add extra raisins or chocolate chips – Feel free to add a bit more raisins or chocolate chips than what the recipe calls for, if desired. This will add more texture and sweetness to your scones.
4. Preheat your oven and baking sheet – It’s important to preheat your oven to ensure even baking of your scones. Also, by placing your scones on a preheated baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), you’ll get a nice golden-brown bottom.
5. Brush with milk or cream – Brushing the tops of your scones with milk or cream before baking will give them a lovely golden-brown color and a shiny finish.
6. Serve warm – Nothing beats fresh-from-the-oven scones! Serve them warm with a dollop of clotted cream and jam for ultimate enjoyment.
Follow these tips and you’ll be sure to impress everyone at your next tea party with your perfectly baked Irish Roly Scones with Cream and Jam!
Before you get started making these delicious Irish Roly Scones with Cream and Jam, you may have some questions. No worries, I’ve got you covered! Here are some frequently asked questions about this recipe, along with their answers. So let’s dive in!
Do you butter scones with jam and cream?
When it comes to scones, it’s customary to serve those with fruit only with butter, while plain scones can be enjoyed with either butter and jam or cream and jam. However, it’s important to note that clotted cream and lemon curd should never be paired together.
What kind of jam do you use for scones?
One delicious way to enjoy scones is by topping them off with clotted cream and raspberry jam.
Are scones British or Irish?
The origin of scones, a baked food widely enjoyed in Ireland, Scotland, and England, is not certain. While there is a possibility that scones may have originated in Scotland, it is difficult to determine its true origin. The earliest known print reference of scones can be traced back to 1513 and is attributed to a Scottish poet.
Are scones Scottish or Irish?
The roots of scones can be traced back to the Scottish bannock, a type of flatbread made with a blend of oats and wheat flour that translates to “cake” in Gaelic.
In conclusion, these Irish Roly Scones with Cream and Jam are a must-try for any baking enthusiast or anyone looking for a quick and easy recipe to impress their friends and family. The combination of the buttery and flaky scone, sweet jam, and rich clotted cream is simply irresistible.
With simple ingredients such as flour, eggs, butter, sugar, milk, raisins, and baking powder in your kitchen, you can whip up these amazing scones in no time. Whether you’re hosting an afternoon tea or enjoying a quiet morning with loved ones, these scones with jam and cream are a sure way to sweeten up any moment.
So why not give this recipe a try? Not only will you have an amazing treat to share with others or enjoy on your own, but you’ll also get to experience the traditional Irish flavor that has been enjoyed for generations. From the Wavecrest Cafe in Ireland to your own home kitchen, these Irish Roly Scones with Cream and Jam are sure to impress.
Irish Roly Scones With Cream and Jam!!! Recipe
- 6 cups flour
- 3/4 cup butter
- 3/4 sugar
- 1/2 cup raisins or 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Mix the flour and baking powder in a large bowl.
- Cut the butter into small chunks and using your fingers bread crumb.
- Beat the eggs and milk in a bowl.
- Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the milk, egg and raisins. mix well till soft but not runny.
- Roll out the mixture and and cut into long stripes.
- Roll the stripes into swirly circles.
- Cook on a greased tray or 25 to 35 mins or until golden brown.
- Serve hot or cold with whipped cream and raspberry jam!
- ENJOY! =D.
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Brian is a British chef cum food blogger who has been in the kitchen since he was a young lad. Growing up in Manchester, he developed a passion for cooking and a keen eye for the perfect dish. He now runs his own blog and YouTube channel, which is dedicated to sharing his passion for food with the world.