Avoca’s Famous Irish Scones

"Avoca is an Irish family-run business that spans one of the world's oldest surviving manufacturing companies and Ireland's most exciting stores and food markets. nice biscuits"

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (124.8 g)
  • Calories 380.2
  • Total Fat - 16.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 89.7 mg
  • Sodium - 83.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 53 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.4 g
  • Sugars - 10.6 g
  • Protein - 9.7 g
  • Calcium - 47.5 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl, and stir in the sugar.

Step 2

Using your fingertips, lightly work in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. At this point, you can add the raisins if you choose to include them.

Step 3

Add the egg, cream and enough milk to moisten. Mix well until it has a soft doughy texture – but it shouldn’t be too moist.

Step 4

Gather the dough into a ball and turn it out onto a floured surface,

Step 5

Then roll lightly with a rolling pin to 1 inch/2.5cm thick. Cut out with a round cutter, transfer to a greased baking sheet and brush the tops with the egg glaze.

Step 6

Bake in the oven preheated to 350F/180c/Gas mark 4 for 15-20 minutes

Step 7

Or until well browned.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



These are wonderful and also easy to make. I had some double cream so was looking for another way to use it and I found this recipe and was not disappointed. We made 15 scones using a coffee cup for cutting out the scones. Delicious! Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(27 Nov 2022)

Nancy Nibbles

I didn't get to make these for St Patrick's Day as I was a little under the weather so I made them this morning. They made up easily and I tried not to handle the dough too much and it worked! They were light and tender and hit the spot with a cup of tea! I had mine with some homemade strawberry jam that I got from the Farmer's Market. So good!

review by:
(20 Mar 2020)