Paula Deen's Parmesan Scones

READY IN: 33mins




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In food processor fitted with steel blade, combine flour, baking powder, salt and Parmesan, and pulse 3 times or until blended.
  • Add cubed butter to dry mixture.
  • Run processor for 45 seconds, until butter is blended with dry ingredients (you can also stir dry ingredients together in a large bowl, then cut butter into dry mixture with 2 knives used scissor-fashion).
  • Transfer to a medium mixing bowl.
  • Combine egg and milk in a small bowl, and pour into the flour mixture all at once.
  • Mix gently with a fork until dough sticks together; it will be rather wet.
  • Turn dough onto floured board and, with floured hands, knead gently 3 times, until dough holds together.
  • Dough will still be moist, pat out to a circle that is half an inch thick.
  • Cut into scones on an ungreased baking sheet, brush the tops with 2 T melted butter and sprinkle each with a pinch or two of Parmesan. (Reroll any leftover dough).
  • Bake 11-13 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Serve warm with butter.