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Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
A savory version of scones. Best served warm as an accompianment to almost any meal. They taste almost like baking powder buscuits, but better!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter
- 4 ounces grated cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoon fresh fresh coarse ground black pepper (more depending on your taste)
- 3⁄4 cup buttermilk or 3⁄4 cup plain yogurt
- 1⁄4 cup milk, for glaze (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400.
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
- Cut in the butter and cheese.
- Stir in the black pepper.
- Refrigerate the dough for half an hour.
- Gently stir in the buttermilk or yogurt.
- Gather the mixture into a ball with your hands, and on a well-floured surface roll or pat the dough into a 12 x 8-inch rectangle approximately 3/4-inch thick.
- Grease a baking sheet.
- Using a large spatula, or a couple of spatulas, transfer the dough to the baking sheet.
- Use a dough scraper, baker's bench knife or a knife to cut dough into 1 1/2-inch squares.
- Separate the squares slightly on the baking sheet.
- Brush each square with a little milk, if using.
- Bake the scones in oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they're very lightly browned.
Good, however these didn't turn out as well as I thought they would. I think it may have been my fault, because I didn't have unsalted butter, so I used salted. I have heard you should NEVER bake with salted butter, so I think that may have been the problem. They were flavorful, just the texture wasn't quite right. I will try these again using the right type of butter and report back. Thanks Alijen!