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A Virtual Trip to Ireland with Adventures by Disney and Recipe for Irish Scones

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Take a Virtual Trip to Ireland with Adventures by Disney!

With the holidays coming up, you might be thinking about a lot of green things, and what is greener than a trip to the beautiful country of Ireland? Adventures by Disney is taking us on a virtual trip to the Emerald Isle.

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We have enjoyed a few virtual trips by Adventures by Disney already. They have included places such as South Africa, Montana, and even a Rhone River Cruise.

Though, departures for Adventures by Disney have been suspended through January 31, 2021, it is still fun to make a plan on seeing where you might want to take your next trip once Adventures by Disney resumes.

Guests can travel around the globe from anywhere. Some trips are right here in the United States and other trips include much more exotic locations, such as Egypt, Ecuador and Poland.

Adventures by Disney has recently announced new private adventures to take and you can read about those here.

Ireland

Today, Adventures by Disney is taking us a journey to the Emerald Isle. Disney Parks Blog has shared a video of the Emerald Isle and here, you will “see the beauty of the lush, green countryside that gave Ireland its well-known moniker, the Emerald Isle.”

I, Maggie can say from personal experience that this country is one of the most beautiful places I have visited. There is nothing quite like the landscape of Ireland.

The views are breathtaking and so very, very green. Exploring the castles and countrysides is definitely something worth doing, and growing up in an Irish family, being there felt like home (aside from Disney, of course!).

Discover the Luck of the Irish

Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog

On an Adventures by Disney trip to Ireland, junior adventurers can explore many Irish traditions and explore the castles and Irish countryside.

Disney Parks Blog has shared a fun activity to bring some Irish luck to your home. Check out the fun painted rock activity they have shared here.

You can also test your drawing skills with this fun drawing game that has an Irish twist! Everything in the game is something you just might encounter on a trip to Ireland.

Classic Scones

Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Last but not least, your visit to Ireland would not be complete without some of the delicious food, particularly a “sweet and savory” Irish scone.

Disney Parks Blog has shared the following recipe from the Garden View Tea Room at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. To make it yourself, check out the recipe below.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup golden raisins

For a sweeter scone, sprinkle with granulated sugar on top of the scones before baking

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425°F.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Work the margarine and shortening into the flour with fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Combine the beaten eggs and milk in a separate bowl. Stir into the flour mixture just until the dough comes together. Fold in the raisins.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to about 1/2-inch thickness. With a 2-inch round cutter, cut out 40 scones and transfer them to a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake the scones for 12 to 15 minutes or until they are light brown. Serve at once with Devonshire cream or butter and jam.

We hope you have enjoyed this virtual trip to the Emerald Isle!

Have you ever taken a trip by Adventures by Disney? Have you visited Ireland before? Tell us about it in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

Maggie Baltz




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