Friday, September 12, 2008

Cheese Scones

These delightful savory scones is great for breakfast or brunch with your eggs or breakfast casserole. It's very similiar to biscuit and will make a nice alternative to bread. Serve this scone warm with herb flavored butter for a special treat for your family.

Ingredients :

2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
5 tbsp cold butter
1 red chili - finely chopped
2 tbsp of freshly chopped herbs (chives, rosemary,thyme or parsley)
1/3 cup milk
2 eggs
1 egg - beaten for brushing
Some sesame seeds or parmesan cheese - garnish


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir in cheese and mix well.
2. Rub cold butter into flour mixture until it resemble coarse breadcrumbs. Add in chili and herbs. Beat 2 eggs with milk and add to flour mixture to form dough. Dough should be wet but not too sticky.
3. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface; knead just until dough comes together. Pat out dough to 1-inch-thick round. Using 2 1/2-inch-diameter cutter, cut out scones. Gather dough scraps and repeat. Transfer to prepared sheet.
4. Whisk the 1 egg in small bowl and brush over scones. Sprinkle with sesame seeds or parmesan cheese.
5. Bake scones until golden brown. Cool scones on sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to basket. Serve warm.

Note : If the dough is too dry add a bit more milk.

20 comments:

Nate-n-Annie said...

Nice touch with the chile! Does it have to be a medium-soft cheese like Cheddar or can we use soft cheese like chevre or feta?

Yatie_T said...

Gert,
cantiknya your scones with heart shape..... sesuai untuk valentine's day. :)

Maureen said...

These have my husband's name all over them, tho lately we've been more into green chile.

VG said...

Hi Gert

I like the Asian touch to the scones - I make cheese and ham muffins with chilli or paprika to give it an Asian flavour. Must get Mr G (he's the scone maker) to try this soon.

FAMILY FIRST said...

Romantic scones ...

Christelle said...

Oh they look so great!!, Chilli sounds a very good idea to me!!! I'll have a go - on my return though -!

Ling's Passion said...

I love scones but have yet to try the savory ones. Thanks for sharing.

Retno Prihadana said...

Looks enak dimakan dengan soup cream :)

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
Cutenya the cheese scone... Heart shape... My girls sure like it.. Hehe.

Olga said...

Those look great :) I especially love the heart shape.

ICook4Fun said...

Nate & Annie, you can use other cheese but if its a soft cheese you might need to reduce the amount of liquid.

Yatie, cantik kan the heart shape :)

Maureen, thanks for stopping by.

VG, the scones goes well with soup too :)

Family first, yeap :)

Christelle, you have a good trip :)

Ling, thanks for stopping by.

Retno, we makan ni dengan soup jugak :)

Cat, make lah for your girls :)

Olga, I too like the shape a lot :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh how lovely, I like your heart shape scones!

Salt N Turmeric said...

Love the heart shape Gert. Naughty lah u ni. Guna all those cute shapes. Memang menggoda!

Meg said...

I love the heart shapes and I love that they are savory instead of sweet!

Esi said...

I love cheese scones! So cute with the hearts.

Dawn said...

Oooo the heart shape is gorgeous! Very clever of you! I love to put some heat and bacon in my scones.

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, thank you :)

Farina, ha ha I was feeling romantic that day :)

Meg, I like it savory to eat it with soup :)

Esi, it's cute isn't it :)

Dawn, the next time I make this again I am going to put either bacon or ham :)

aoruk said...

I made this the other night with my boyfriend and we couldn't stop eating them! We added 1/2 cup of milk because we thought it may be too dry. They were absolutely delightful and I will definitely make them again. Thanks for the recipe!

温馨小屋 said...

hi, i m 1st time here...i click your blog thru nasilemaklover's blog list.

your heart shapes scone is really really cute ...i love it..!!

thanks for sharing the recipe...

ICook4Fun said...

Aoruk, glad your bf like the scones.

Hi there, sorry I can't read chinese so I can't address you by name. Anyway, thanks for stopping by.