No St. Patrick’s Day is complete without Irish soda bread. And every little leprechaun knows that the key to a happy St. Patrick’s Day is a hearty breakfast. These scones are the perfect way to start any morning, not just on St. Patrick’s Day. Superstar blogger Alexandra Hedin provided us with this recipe that she says was a way to enjoy her favorite St. Patrick’s Day treat in the morning with her coffee. We’re positive your kids will gobble up these sweet bites, and because of their size, might even take one or two for the road.

scones

Ingredients
1 1/2 c plain yogurt
1/2 c melted butter
1 egg
4 c flour
1/2 c sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 c raisins
3 tbsp caraway seeds (optional)
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp heavy cream

Method
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

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2. In a small bowl whisk together yogurt, butter, and egg.  Set aside.  In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the rest of the ingredients until well mixed.  With mixer running, slowly add wet ingredients until mixture just barely holds together.

3. Drop dough out onto a floured surface and knead gently 10-15 times to form a 12″ disk about 2 inches thick.  With a floured knife, cut disk into eight triangles.  Place on a cookie sheet with about 3 inches around each triangle.  Whisk together egg yolk and cream and brush the tops of each triangle until completely covered.  Place cookie sheet into a preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.  Remove from oven, cool slightly on a rack and serve warm.

Recipe courtesy of Alexandra Hedin

Lifestyle blogger, Alexandra Hedin has been taking her know-how on cooking, decorating, and being the consummate hostess to the masses following the publication of her book Entertaining at Home. She’s a mom to two small kids (with another one on the way) and will be documenting the transformation of her new home into an expressions of her style on her blog.