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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Michelle's "Funny" Scones | Derry Girls

Michelle's "Funny" Scones | Derry Girls
Set in the 1990's in Northern Ireland, Derry Girls is one of my absolute favorite shows on Netflix right. Although I know there's a good bit of nostalgia involved in those feelings since I was high school age in the early 90's, there's more to it. Not only do I eat it up, so does my (almost 17 year old) teenage daughter. And while she's a bit of an old soul, she's definitely a modern child...and she finds it just as funny as I do. But also, it's heartwarming and inclusive and highlights the value of family and friends.

If you haven't seen it, there's currently 2 seasons. Each season is only 6 episodes (British shows, am I right!?). Each episode is only about 20 minutes long. So technically, each season is about the length of an average movie. You could binge both seasons in the time it would take you to watch a couple of movies. I can wait for you to catch up, if you want. Go ahead. was it? Did you love it!?

If you did watch it (even if you didn't), this recipe is inspired by some of the shenanigans from episode 4 of season 2. It starts out at a wedding, but winds up at a wake. As the girls (James is included in that term) stand over the dead body of Erin and Orla's Great Aunt, the conversation turns to thoughts of death and how, according to Michelle, it just makes you want to "do everything, try everything".

Clare is immediately suspicious and asks her what she's done. In typical Michelle-fashion, she's brought drugs to the the form of "funny scones" (aka hash scones). Though they were meant for the girls, they wind up being added to the buffet of food offerings.
screenshot of Derry Girls Funny Scones S2:E4
'What are we gonna do? What in under God are we gonna do?'
'It's fine.'
'It's definitely not fine. There's drug scones down there. If people eat the drug scones, then we've drugged those people, Michelle.'
'So? Drugging people isn't a crime.'
'You've a very loose grasp of the law, Michelle.'
'What kind of person brings hash scones to a wake?'
'Typical. I try and do a nice thing, and this is the thanks I get.'
'It's terrible. There's old people down there. What if an old person takes one?'
'Why does everyone get so sentimental about old people? Old people are arseholes.'

Hilarity ensues as they try to retrieve the scones from everybody who has taken one.

Michelle wanted to "do brownies", but this was the only recipe her ma had, so she went with some class scones. My recipe calls for heavy cream that has been infused with cannabis, but if you don't want your scones to be "funny", just use regular heavy cream or heavy whipping cream instead. Either way you go, don't work the dough too much, so the finished scones stay tender and addictive. There's even a hint...a wee hint...of cinnamon in them, which is perfect as long as you're not Sister Michael.

Yield: ~12

Michelle's "Funny" Scones (Cinnamon Raisin Canna-Cream Scones)

Michelle's "Funny" Scones (Cinnamon Raisin Canna-Cream Scones)

prep time: 15 Mcook time: 2 H & 15 Mtotal time: 2 H & 30 M
Inspired by an episode of Derry Girls, these tender cream scones studded with raisins and a hint of cinnamon are made a little "funny" by the addition of cannabis-infused cream.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar + more for sprinkling on top
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins (a mix of regular and golden)
  • 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups Canna-Cream* (see recipe in notes) + more for brushing tops
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract


How to cook Michelle's "Funny" Scones (Cinnamon Raisin Canna-Cream Scones)

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the raisins and toss until they are all well-coated with the flour mixture.
  3. Turn out of the bowl onto a lightly floured work surface and pat the dough into a circle that is almost 1" thick. Use a 2-inch floured biscuit cutter to cut the dough into rounds. Re-pat the dough into a mass of the same thickness until all of the dough has been used. Set on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Brush the tops of each scone with a thin layer of cream, then sprinkle with some of the extra sugar.
  5. Slide into preheated oven and bake for 13-15 minutes, or until the tops and edges have turned golden and the scones are just cooked through.
  6. Transfer to a cooling rack. Cool completely before storing them in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


TO MAKE CANNA-CREAM (Cannabis-infused heavy cream): Combine 2 cups of heavy cream and 1/2 ounce of finely ground cannabis in the top of a double boiler set over medium heat. Once the water begins to simmer, adjust heat so that it continues to simmer gently for 2 hours, stirring the cream from time to time. Remove from heat and allow cream to sit until cool enough to handle. Line a strainer with 2 layers of cheesecloth, set it over a bowl and pour the cream through; repeat if necessary until no plant material remains in the cream. Transfer to a jar with a lid and store in the fridge.

*To make scones that are not "funny", simply use regular heavy cream in place of the canna-cream.

Scones adapted from King Arthur Flour's Cream Tea Scones. Canna-Cream adapted from Eat Your Cannabis.
Created using The Recipes Generator

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