Basil & Parmesan Scones

Recipe by Annacia
READY IN: 25mins




  • In a large bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder, cheese, salt and basil.
  • Add the pieces of butter, working them into the flour, as you would with pie crust, till the mixture forms even crumbs.
  • Beat together 1 whole egg, 1 egg yolk, and the buttermilk or yogurt.
  • Stir gently into dry mixture till the whole thing clings together.
  • Turn dough onto a well-floured surface and pat into a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle.
  • Using a bowl scraper, baker's bench knife, regular knife or rolling pizza wheel, cut rectangle into squares; cut each square in half diagonally, so you have triangular scones.
  • Make them as large or small as you wish.
  • Transfer scones to lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Whisk reserved egg white vigorously, till it becomes somewhat liquid (instead of "clumpy").
  • Brush each scone with egg white, and sprinkle with some additional Parmesan.
  • Bake scones in a preheated 450°F oven for 10 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Makes about 20 small (2-inch scones), or fewer large ones.