Saturday, January 19, 2008

Savory Scones

This is a very simple savory scones recipe. They are wonderful served hot, spread with a little butter and eaten alongside of a steam bowl of hot soup.

Ingredients :
2 cups of flour
2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
3 tbsp of butter
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
2 slices of ham - roughly chopped (optional)
1/4 cup of oil packed sundries tomatoes - finely chopped
1 egg - beaten
3/4 cup of half and half or milk (more or less) + 2 tbsp of glazing
2 tbsp of sesame seeds

1) Heat oven to 375 degree F. Lightly greased a baking sheet.
2) In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
3) Rub in butter lightly into the flour with finger tips until mixtures resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
4) Stir in cheese, ham and sundries tomatoes. Make a well in the centre of the flour and add in egg and then the milk slowly. Just enough for the mixture to come together.
5) Gently mix until just combined. Turn the mixture out on a lightly flour counter top and knead lightly and briefly. Be careful not to overwork the dough.
6) Press the dough to form 1" thickness. Cut the dough with a round cookie cutter.
7) Place in the baking sheet and brush the top with some milk and sprinkle with some sesame seeds.
8) Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until lightly brown. Serve warm.

Note : It is important not to over handle these scones, as they will be heavy and tough. You can add some freshly chopped parsley or spring onions to the scones too.


Kiersten said...

Yummy looking scones! I like mine with LOTS of salted butter, and a piping hot cup of tea with brown sugar and a dash of milk! Sinfully delicious!

Hey Gert, when are you coming back for CNY?

Rita Ho said...

I don't recall ever eating savory scones but yours look really good. Since they are served warm, how many does the recipe yield? Scones become hard when reheated, right?

Thanks, Gert.

Cat Cat said...

Hehe, I like mine with butter too... Alamak, terasa nak makan scone pulak...

ICook4Fun said...

Pinky, this scone is savory so is good with soup :)I am not going back for CNY but much later.

Rita, this recipe yield 8 - 9 and is still soft the next day but you can alway warm it up in the microwave when you want to eat it.

Cat, buatlah..senang aja :)

Aiyah Nonya said...

Your scones reminds me of those I have for supper while I was overseas. Eaten with soup is so yummy. Brings back loads of memories here.
Of course I like the Devonshire Tea too. :)

Big Boys Oven said...

I am salivating now.... where is my clog cream....?

bigfish_chin said...

Your savory scones~ Too wonderful! I'm imagining to served hot soup and spread with a little butter... too lovely!!!
As i said, you really have nice shooting photographs here :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Love the look of your savory scones! It raises so high also, must be soft and fluffy!

Beachlover said...

Gert,I never eat scone b4.I dunno how to taste..It's like english muffin??.Your look very soft and milky..

ICook4Fun said...

Nonya, scones is always good with soup :)

BBO, I am not sure if I can get clog cream here. Must look for it at the supermarket :)

Bigfish, thank you :)

LCOM, this scones if really soft and fluffy :)

Beachlover, is a cross between biscuit and english muffin.