A Nice Irish Breakfast

or brunch, depending on what time one would get up of a weekend…

I’ve been feeling a little under the weather this week so when I got up this morning feeling a bit better and rather peckish, I fancied a bit of a fry-up for breakfast. We picked up some Clonakilty rashers, sausages and white pudding at the Ploughing Championships during the week, the only problem was no bread in the house. I debated for a while whether or not to get the kids up and pop to the shops for a sliced pan, then decided against it as that would take far too much effort (we’re very lazy on a Saturday…) so I switched on the laptop and searched for a quick bread recipe instead.

I stumbled across these Griddle Scones on the Be-Ro website, so easy to make – less than 20 minutes to make from start to finish and taste lovely. I’m not quite sure if the sugar is strictly necessary but it does add a nice sweetness to it. They’re lovely served with butter, we ate them without and they were just as nice…

What you need:

225g Self raising flour

Pinch salt

25g Unsalted butter/margarine

25g Caster sugar

1 egg – beaten and added to milk to make 150ml


Mix the flour and salt together in a bowl, then rub in the butter/marg.

Stir in the sugar and egg mixture until it forms a soft dough.

Turn onto a floured surface and knead lightly.

Divide into three pieces. Roll each piece to approx 5mm circles and cut into quarters.

Bake on a greased griddle or frying pan over a moderate heat for approx 2 minutes each side.


  1. Colette says:

    These look lovely, and remind me of my late Granny. She used to call them griddle cakes. I would agree with you regarding the sugar, though. Might be best to leave it out altogether. Always good to have an alternative to shop-bought bread handy. Love your pictures too 🙂

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