Buttermilk, Cheese, Shallots & Potato Scones
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- Ready In:
- 2 shallots, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup shortening, cold
- 1 1⁄2 cups cheddar cheese, old, extra old
- 1⁄2 cup mashed potatoes, cold
- 1⁄2 cup buttermilk (more if necessary)
- 1 egg, large
- In a small frying pan, melt butter and add shallots, cook on medium low heat until, soft and tender. Remove from pan, cool and set aside until needed.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
- Cut in the shortening until it resembles fine bread crumbs, then stir in the cheese, cooled shallots and the mashed potatoes.
- Beat the egg and buttermilk together and pour into the flour, cheese and potato mixture all at once, stirring lightly until you have a soft sticky dough.
- Add the dough to a lightly floured surface and pat into a large circle about 3/4 to an inch thick. I use a water glass to cut out the dough.
- Place the scones on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake in a 425 degree oven for 10 - 12 minutes, until golden brown.
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Mighty fine, I made my first scones! They were different than I expected, but when I checked the definition of "scone", all conditions were met. I loved the savory cheese. I'm glad I didn't obsess, rather I let things roll, and hoped all would turn out. Fortunately, if I had made any errors, no problems surfaced. The night before I had premeasured everything except the shallots, butter, buttermilk and eggs, so all my "cold" things were indeed cold, and the shallots cooled to barely warm before mixing. These were by far the easiest thing to turn out onto a pastry mat, and then reform to use all remaining dough. Thank you Baby Kato for giving me the encouragement in your Recipe Description to try this delicious recipe. Made for Rookie Recipe Tag.
Outstanding. I made these to go along with a beef stew yesterday evening and they really were the hit if the meal. Like diner, I made 4 and DH and I each wiped out two. They worked well as dunkers to soak up the stew liquid. Perhaps not classy but certainly tasty, lol. My final comment: I want some more!
Wonderful flavorful and moist scones!!! Just loved the flavorful combo of the shallots and cheddar cheese in these scones. I made 1/2 of the recipe and had 4 nicely sized scones using my biscuit cutter. Served them with some scrambled eggs and sausage for a wonderful brunch. Thanks for sharing another great recipe BK. Made for Newest Tag Game.
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