Kate’s Brown Scones

Kate’s Brown Scones


byKate O'Hara

of Owner of Kate's Kitchen Food Store & Eatery

Kate O'Hara's Brown Scones are a nourishing morning staple for many who visit her prestigious cafe and food shop in Sligo Town. This local gem, serves Read More
Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cooking Time

20 Minutes


6-8 People


  • 250g plain flour – plus extra for dusting
  • 250g wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp mixed seeds (sesame, chia, pumpkin, sunflower) – plus extra for topping
  • 150g butter
  • 300ml milk
  • 1 free-range egg – plus extra for glazing
  • Pinch of salt


Pre-heat oven 180c.

Add all your dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix.

Dice up your butter and add to the flour mix – rub the flour and butter together with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Add mixed seeds and mix through.

Add your egg (lightly whisked)

Start adding your milk, mixing with a spoon until the dough comes together in the bowl, you might not need it all.

Turn the dough out onto your floured surface.

Roll out dough until about 1 inch thick and cut out rounds with your scone cutter.

Keep repeating this until all the dough is used up. Makes 8-10 scones approx.

Space them out on a baking sheet lined with grease proof paper, wash with a little egg wash and sprinkle with seeds.

Bake for 20 minutes or so until golden and enjoy !!

Top Tip – this freeze so well uncooked, make a batch and pop a few in the freezer for again!

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