Kids in the kitchen: Brynn and Tadhg's fresh berry scones
We're letting the kids in the kitchen during lockdown - and we're liking the results!

Brynn and Tadhg Walsh may be siblings, but they're also best friends. They love playing imaginative games together (like Harry Potter!), helping their mum and dad with their baby sister and they also love to bake.

They enjoy taking family trips and have been to lots of fun places over the past few years - when they can travel again, they can't wait to visit their grandparents in Germany.

Mum Julia is a cake artist and runs the company C'mon Let's Cake (you can see her handiwork on her Facebook page) and her talent has definitely rubbed off on her kids.

They're sharing their recipe for fresh berry scones and they look absolutely delicious. Great job, you two!

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Fresh Berry Scones


250g self-raising flour

60g white sugar

50g cold, cubed butter

A pinch of salt

100ml buttermilk (plus more, for brushing)

1 large egg

90g fresh mixed berries

Demerera sugar, for sprinkling


  • 1 Preheat the oven to 220C. Sprinkle a baking tray with a little bit of flour and set aside.
  • 2 In a large bowl, combine the self-raising flour, salt and white sugar.
  • 3 Add the cold butter and rub into the flour mixture using your fingers. It should resemble fine breadcrumbs when properly mixed.
  • 4 Make a well in the centre of the mixture. In another bowl or measuring cup, mix the buttermilk and the egg together.
  • 5 Add the buttermilk mixture to the well in the dry ingredients. Mix gently, using a butterknife, so you don't overwork the dough.
  • 6 Add the fresh berries and gently mix them in to the dough to avoid breaking.
  • 7 Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to around 1.5 inch thickness. Cut into rounds and place on the floured baking sheet.
  • 8 Brush the tops of the scones with buttermilk and sprinkle the tops with demerera sugar.
  • 9 Bake for 12-14 minutes in the preheated oven. Enjoy!