Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cheese Scones

Here is my cheese scone recipe that I've fine tuned over the years. I guarantee these scones will turn out delicious every time! The key is in the baking powder and baking it long enough so the top crust turns golden brown. I like eating my scones with homemade soups or even on their own with a little dollop of red pepper jelly and a nice cup of tea.


2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 
2 1/2 tsp baking powder 
1/2 tsp baking soda 
1/2 tsp salt 
1/4 cup chilled butter 
1 cup milk 
2/3 cup grated cheese (I prefer cheddar but you can use any kind of cheese you want!) 
1 tsp herbes de provence (You can substitute this for other herbs such as rosemary, chives, basil etc..) 


Preheat oven to 425° 
Grease baking tray with butter and set aside. 

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and herbes de provence together. 
Using a pastry knife, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the grated cheese. Add the milk and mix. Knead dough a couple of times (about ten seconds) on a lightly floured surface. *Be sure not to over mix or over knead the dough! 
Transfer the dough on to your baking sheet and press it into a circle, making it about 3/4" thick. Using a knife, lightly score the top into wedges. 
Place tiny cubes of butter and some of the left over grated cheese on the tops of your dough before popping it into the oven. 

Bake for 35-45 minutes or until tops become as golden as you wish. 

Serve warm and enjoy. 

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