Who doesn’t love a scone? You can pretty much get them in any flavor and get super creative when making them. My mother in law is a scone aficionado (if there is such a thing, haha) so she is usually my taste tester when it comes to making the perfect scone. If she says they are good then I know they are done right. In this recipe for a savory scone I wanted to use the best of the best when it came to butter and cheese. I used one of my favorite brands Kerrygold. I went ahead and used Skellig Sweet Cheddar cheese,Unsalted Kerrygold Irish Butter, Garlic & Herb butter. They were the perfect start to a cold Sunday morning. I hope you enjoy!
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus a little more for dusting
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup Skellig Sweet Cheddar, shredded
1-2 tablespoons chives, chopped
3 tablespoons Kerrygold unsalted butter, cut into little cubes
3 tablespoons Kerrygold garlic and herb butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 Egg, plus a teaspoon of water beaten, for eggwash
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In food processor, pulse together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and butter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl and add cheese and chives. Slowly stir in the cream until the mixture forms a dough. On a slighly floured work surface, roll out the dough into a 1/2 inch thick or so. Using a knife cut little triangles for the traditional scone look. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. When done let cool for about 20 minutes or so (if you dare, haha)
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Great recipe,thank you.Happy 2015
Traditionally scones were a way of using up sour milk or buttermilk, so I love that you’ve used cream instead! I expect it makes them taste really rich and luxurious!
I’ll share this with my wife. She makes some killer mini-bacon cheddar scallion scones, but a larger version seems like a good choice. Can’t go wrong with those ingredients! They look great!
I never go the savory route for scones, but these look delicious! Thanks for sharing!!!