Irish Cheddar, Ham, and Chive Scones are my spin on the Irish classic plus photo’s from my recent travels to Ireland!
I’m excited to share more of my recent adventures while in Dublin, Ireland with you today and some Irish scones too! Last Monday I shared some more photo’s with Guinness Beef and Potato Stew – which is SOooo delish!
Apparently, Ireland in the end of November is usually very rainy and chilly but I was lucky with most of my days having blue skies and temperatures reaching into the 50’s! Everyone kept remarking how unheard of it was. . . I was very happy to have lucked out!
Churches of Dublin, Ireland
There are several beautiful cathedrals which are filled with the most stunning architecture, stain glass windows, and history. The Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church has a rare and ancient piece of art called a Black Madonna and she is also called the “Lady of Dublin”. . .
Another is Saint Patricks Cathedral which holds the history of Saint Patrick and a tribute to those who have fallen in the Irish revolutions~ the leaves that hang from the ceiling each have the name of a deceased man or woman written on it. It’s beautiful to see them all shimmering there in rows, it’s still a work in progress, anyone can sign a name to a leaf to be added. There is a Choral Evensong which is a free concert every evening at 5:30pm and it was ever so lovely and I was so grateful to be able to attend while I was there.
Christ Church Cathedral is expansive with a bridge that goes over a road to connect to another building which is now a museum. It was first built in 1030 having under gone many renovations over all the years. Even the stone walking path around the cathedral is embellished with thoughtful additions.
Let’s chat about our Irish Cheddar, Ham, and Chive Scones. . .
They’ll win over all the hearts of your family and friends as they enjoy every last morsel of these savory scones! In Ireland you can find all kinds of varieties of scones~ savory and sweet in the stores and bakeries. I decided to combine Kerry Gold Dublin Cheddar Cheese, ham, and chives to make the perfect savory scone!
You may also enjoy some of our sweeter variety of scones too. . .
Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Ireland
Irish blood runs through me… Connolly’s the name. Imagine my surprise when I visited Kilmainham Gaol and learned that James Connolly was the last man executed at this prison. He was a leader in the 1916 Easter Rebellion; he believed in a free Ireland with all his heart.
He was wounded and not able to walk to the far side of the yard where the others had been executed, so they took his life near the gates. The last man to fall by execution at Kilmainham Gaol. Honored and humbled to be in Dublin, Ireland and be apart of the history here. God Bless all the prisoners and all my love to the Irish!🇮🇪☘️
We hope you love our Irish Cheddar, Ham, and Chive Scones and some of my adventures in Dublin, Ireland!
Much Love and Peace~
Ruthie & Madeliene
Irish Cheddar, Ham, and Chive Scones
- 2 ¼ cup bread flour
- ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
- ¼ plus ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon seas salt
- 1 cup ham fine diced
- 1 1/2 cup Kerry Gold Dubliner cheddar cheese shredded
- ⅓ cup diced green onion approx 5
- 1 ¼ cup cold heavy cream
- Preheat oven 375 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients.
- Using a pastry cutter slowly add cream, cutting in until pea sized.
- Add ham, cheddar cheese, green onion; mix to combine.
- Lightly flour work surface, turnout dough, and firmly press into rectangle ¾ inch thick, dough will be crumbly.
- Cut into 8 large or 16 small scones.
- Bake 20-25 minutes or until bottom is lightly golden.
- Cool on cooling rack and sprinkle with additional cheese and chives to garnish.