as i mentioned in my last post, i did a lot of baking over the long weekend. first up are these cheddar and chive scones. i made them super cheesy because everything is better with lots of cheese, right? the green onion gives the scones a fresh taste, colour, and offsets the strong flavour of the old cheddar cheese. i have made a lot of sweet and savoury scones, but these by far have produced the flakiest at interior! while it may seem weird to be adding eggs to a scone recipe, in this particular case it just works. enjoy them for breakfast or a snack and freeze them for up to two weeks.
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cold butter, diced
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup old cheddar cheese, grated
- 2 scallions thinly sliced, green parts only
- preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- in a mixing bowl sift flour, baking powder and salt.
- add butter, using your hands mix butter in until a grainy mixture forms.
- in a separate bowl whisk eggs and milk until well combined. fold into the flour mixture until a dough begins to form.
- add in grated cheese and chives.
- roll dough out on a floured surface to a 1 inch thickness. cut in desired shape.
- optional: brush scones with egg wash [1 part egg/ 1 part milk]
- bake for 20-25 minutes until scones are golden brown.