A St. Patrick’s Day Tea Party

St. Patrick's Day Tea

Emerald-hued accents complement the regional flavors highlighted in a teatime menu, planned to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day. Observed annually on March 17, the holiday originated in the seventeenth century as a religious festival honoring the patron saint of Ireland but has become an international celebration of the country’s rich cultural heritage. Sample a traditional scone recipe perfect for the Irish-at-heart. See more St. Patrick’s Day recipe ideas and inspiration at TeaTime magazine, or purchase their book Tea Celebrations

Irish Soda Scones


Irish Soda Scones
Yields 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
  1. 2 cups bread flour
  2. 2 tablespoons sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/4 cup cold salted butter
  6. 1/4 cup dried currants
  7. 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  8. 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole buttermilk
  9. Lingonberry jam* (optional)
  10. Clotted cream (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt, whisking until combined. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add currants and caraway seeds, stirring to combine. Add buttermilk, stirring until a soft dough forms. (If mixture seems dry, add more buttermilk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough is uniformly moist.)
  4. Using a levered 3 tablespoon scoop, drop dough onto prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake until edges are light golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean, approximately 15 minutes.
  6. Serve with lingonberry jam and clotted cream, if desired.
  1. *Lingonberries are related to cranberries. Lingonberry jam can be found at specialty-food stores and online. Substitute for a favorite jam, if desired.
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  1. I eagerly await the arrival of my Tea Time & Victoria Magazines in the mail. The wonderful article on women’s businesses, clever ways to decorate and all the scrumptious recipes to make! I have saved every Victoria issue since 1992 & Tea Time since it began, they give me so much pleasure keep them coming I am waiting!


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